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Northeastern president Joseph Aoun and Boston mayor Thomas Menino at the launch of the Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures initiative.

A SAMPLING OF STONY BROOK PROJECTS

Northeastern Students4Giving awards grants to two local nonprofits 
To help provide support for families facing financial hardship, Northeastern’s student fund managers selected Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries and Victory Programs’ Seeds for Growth as grant recipients for 2010. [read more]

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, Northeastern, the Red Sox, and Children's Hospital fight obesity
The Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures program, a pilot educational and research program, aims to educate preschool caregivers and parents about the importance of healthy eating and physical activity, and provide young children new opportunities to be active. [read more]

Living history project builds understanding of community’s past
The Lower Roxbury Oral History Project is preserving the neighborhood’s history, assuring that the voices of people who lived here will be heard for years to come. [read more]

Rehabilitation program fills critical treatment gap for minority women
A unique initiative between neighborhood resources and Northeastern students and faculty integrates research and targeted health care to tackle addiction and abuse for inner-city African-American and Latina women. [read more]

Stony Brook students honored at Northeastern for essays on courage
Students participating in the Max Warburg Courage Curriculum, Inc., a globally acclaimed program in residence at Northeastern University, and a founding partner in the Stony Brook Initiative, are honored each year for their essays on courage. [read more]

Northeastern and the Roxbury Action Program tackle youth violence
Community organizations and Northeastern faculty work directly with principal and students in Roxbury to design violence-intervention strategies for families of at-risk students and provide “green” job opportunities for unemployed community members. [read more]

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