Community Voices

"I think participating in the community outside of Brandeis is incredibly valuable for both our partners and us as students. It teaches us that there is more to learning than sitting in a classroom, and that people from diverse backgrounds can work and develop together. Through Waltham Group we learn to use our mind and our heart to expand ideas, solve problems and build meaningful relationships." ~Sadye Sagov '13

"Being in the Waltham Group is rewarding as it is reassuring; its comforting to know that there is a large group of like-minded, service oriented people who want to help just as much as I do." ~Nimrod Deiss-Yehiely '12

"I am continually impressed by the commitment and heart of the Waltham Group students, who, on top of their packed schedules with classes and schoolwork, make a real commitment to improving the lives of so many in Waltham and the world at large. They set a wonderful example for us all." ~ Kelly Whiffen, Community Service Department Coordinator

"The Waltham Group students are some of the most caring, responsible and friendly students I have worked with." ~ Michelle Ercoline, Friend of the Waltham Group

Community Voices

“It constantly amazes and centers me that so many people care about helping others and giving back to our community. The sheer number of people that are involved in our programs and attend our events, both in Waltham Group and the Blood Drive, makes my heart swell with pride at the kinds of students that we have at Brandeis.” ~Jenna Rubin '11

"Volunteering with Waltham Group has been the most meaningful part of my Brandeis experience. Coming together with other Brandeis students who truly want to make a difference in both our, and Waltham's, community is really inspiring. In terms of volunteering, it always amazes me that no matter how stressed out I am before leaving campus, once I am volunteering with my kids in their classes - all of my worries just disappear and I come back to campus feeling so rejuvenated. I've found volunteering to definitely be a two-way street: the volunteer and community both get so much out of it!" ~Lara Solinsky '11

"Follow your heart, use your voice, and share yourself as you connect with someone; you may just be surprised at what you learn about yourself." ~Lucas Malo, Director of Community Service

"Students at Brandeis find fulfillment through helping others. I volunteer with Waltham Group because it brings together our community and makes me feel and see the tangible positive impact community service can have on making the world a better place." ~Amber Kornreich '12



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