Category Archives: Community Outreach

Clothes to Cash

Need some extra money in your pockets? Don’t have time to get an extra job to earn some cash? Well a lot of people in my school have figured out a way to the extra money they were in need of. It all started around…

Lobby Day

Recently I had the special opportunity to participate in the Eating Disorders Coalition (EDC) Lobby Day in Washington, DC. EDC is an advocacy organization for people with eating disorders whose mission is to improve the recognition of eating disorders as a public health priority at…

cradles to crayons

Cradles to Crayons

Recently I went on a service learning trip for my environment class. My friend and I decided to go to Cradles for Crayons in Brighton, MA. Before I signed up to volunteer there, I never knew this organization existed. I learned that this organization w2as…

Boston Strong - photo courtesy of Amanda Kohn

Boston Stronger: One Year Later

Yesterday, Boston celebrated the 118th Boston Marathon, marking a little over a year since the tragic Boston Marathon bombings. For the first time in 31 years, an American (Meb Keflezighi) won the race, finishing with a record time of 2:08:37, the second fastest time in…

Numero's Blackface Editorial

Blackface In Numéro

“Blackface” (make-up used on a white person to portray a black person in a theatre or comedy production) became popular in the United States in the 19th century, and later gained popularity in Britain. Charcoal, grease paint, and other types of black dyes were used…

1 in 5000

MRKH Conference 2012

A couple of weeks ago I helped out at the annual MRKH conference here at Boston Children’s Hospital. For those who don’t know, MRKH (Mayer Rokitansky Kuster Hauser Syndrome) is a disorder that occurs in 1 out of every 5,000 live female births where the…

Walk for Hunger

Walk for Hunger

If you live in the Boston area you probably saw, heard, or even participated in the 44th annual Walk for Hunger. This is a huge charitable event that takes place every spring in Massachusetts, and raises money for families who struggle to put food on…