Beyond the Infinite
Beyond the Infinite, Fall 2013
For 25 years, the Public Service Center has helped MIT realize its mission of working for the betterment of humankind. Since our founding in 1988, we have evolved from a one-person shop with a focus on local volunteering to a multi-person center that enables members of the MIT community to tackle local, national, and international quality-of-life issues through public service.
Celebration, Reflection, Transformation
As we approach 2014, we bid farewell to our 25th anniversary year. This year has been a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our students, reflect on the last quarter-century, and note the transformation of the PSC, its students, and the communities they serve.
The PSC's foundation is education, and for 25 years, the PSC has enabled students and communities alike to be educated through public service. Through the years we have expanded our reach across the nation and around the world, but Cambridge education remains a core area of emphasis.
When disaster strikes communities around the nation and the world, the MIT community responds with donations and action. The PSC is a central, natural starting point in the immediate aftermath of disaster for students seeking ways to help communities in need.
MIT certainly doesn't develop innovative technology for it to stay in a lab. When communities need a positive disruption to a seemingly intractable status quo, MIT can deliver solutions with a far-reaching impact.
The PSC was founded to help MIT fulfill its mission of service and to build a lifelong commitment to service in MIT students. Our ability to do this—and to grow and evolve to meet MIT's needs—would not have been possible without the steadfast support of the Institute, the generous contributions from our donors, and the minds, hands, and hearts of MIT students. Our sincere and heartfelt thanks to all of you!