Current ECSF Takes Lead in Local Community Service


October 24, 2007

An Ethics Center Student Fellow in 2007, Margot Moinester '09 is serving as a group leader in a project to help revitalize the Prospect Hill Terrace public housing apartments in Waltham. As featured in a story today in the Daily News Tribune of Waltham, Margot and classmates in an anthropology of gender class helped restore a vacant courtyard and plan to return to repaint a basketball court and reconnect with residents — part of the university's Community Engaged Learning Program. "It was a social activity to introduce Brandeis to the community at Prospect Hill and to develop a relation," Margot said in the article.

Her work in the local community continues a commitment to community service exemplified in the Ethics Center Student Fellowships. During the summer, Margot, who is majoring in Health: Science, Society, and Policy, and minoring in Anthropology, interned with WE-ACTx in Rwanda, educating and counseling women with HIV about their legal rights and working on income generation programs. For more information on Margot and the other 2007 ECSFs, click here.