#CapturingCommunity is a series where we, in the Service-Learning community, are able to sit down with staff from our community partners, faculty at Northeastern, and students to hear about their experiences with Northeastern’s Service Learning program. In this post, David Meshoulam from Speak for the Trees answers some questions!

Name: David Meshoulam
Role within Service-Learning: Community Partner

What organization do you represent: Speak for the Trees

How are your values expressed through your community engagement and Service-Learning work?
We aim to connect residents to their community through appreciating and inventorying trees as a way to connect people to space and neighbors.

What is one thing everyone should know about Service-Learning?
It’s a great way to give back and connect

Did you find Service-Learning or did Service-Learning find you?
A local resident from Chester Square Neighbors connected us.

What is your favorite memory of Service-Learning?
Walking along Huntington Ave with 4 students and watching them quickly learn and appreciate the trees.

If Service-Learning were an animal, what would it be and why?
A hawk – appreciating the tree canopy below.

If Service-Learning were a color, what would it be and why?
Green. Of course.

If Service-Learning were a song, what would it be and why?
U2 – something from the Joshua Tree. Where the Street Have No Name (because we just care about the trees.)

If Service-Learning were a food, what would it be and why?
A local fruit. Pawpaw?

This post was adapted from the S-LOG post published on November 8, 2018.