Continuing Engagement

SPARK encourages incoming first-year students in the Class of 2024 to commit their summer to public service in their hometowns; to apply their ideas and energy to a meaningful project while receiving ongoing support from Harvard’s faculty and public service staff; and to familiarize themselves with the wide-range of public service resources available to them once they matriculate. To aid students in the familiarization process, we have curated a list (see below) of service-oriented events and opportunities that we hope you will engage.

Class of 2024 Day of Service

After your summer experience serving your community, you'll have an opportunity to serve as a team leader for the Class of 2024 Day of Service on August 28th. This day engages first-year students through a variety of public service projects including work with local public schools, community centers, parks, and recreation facilities.

For more information, go to the Class of 2024 Day of Service page.

Celebration Dinner

Save the date for our inaugural Service Starts with Summer celebration dinner being held in September 2020. Details to be announced soon.

Service-oriented Events and Opportunities

  • First-Year Urban Program
  • PBH Open House
  • PBHA Open House
  • Public Service Academy
  • Robert Coles "Call of Service" Lecture and Reception
  • Public Interested Conference
  • IOP Meet the Fellows
  • IOP Study Groups
  • First-Year Council