Serving Charlestown and Beyond

The MGH Institute plays an active role in helping our local and global communities. As a graduate school for the health professions, we are drawn to help those in need whenever there is a call for assistance. Faculty, students, and staff at the Institute participate in numerous community activities throughout the year, including service learning via their education and volunteering in their free time. 

Community outreach is an integral part of our graduate programs' curricula. Service learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, encourage civic engagement, and strengthen communities.

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IMPACT Practice Center

The Dr. Charles A. and Ann Sanders IMPACT Practice Center at MGH Institute of Health Professions brings together students from across the health professions to learn and practice in teams and to deliver essential free care to the community.

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Community Project Fund

The Institute's Community Project Fund provides financial support for student service learning community projects that are assigned within their approved course of study.

Established in 2008 through the generosity of a bequest, and gifts made in honor of, former faculty member Karen Wolf, more than 90 projects have been funded thus far. 

Any student enrolled in a degree or certificate program at the MGH Institute of Health Professions is eligible. Awards are limited to $200.00 per application and per project (multiple students may not apply for funding for the same group project). 

To apply, please complete and submit the online application. Please direct any questions to efoley2 [at] (Ellen Foley.)