20 Apr 2012

Harvard Business School Students Give Back Through Student Association Cares Volunteer Event


BOSTON—On Saturday, March 31, more than 600 Harvard Business School (HBS) students participated in the inaugural Student Association (SA) Cares volunteer weekend. Students pitched in with 12 different organizations around the Greater Boston community, including Cradles to Crayons, United Way's Youth Venture Program, the Women's Lunch Place, and many more. Organized by second-year MBA students Emmanuel Coque, Sebastien D'Incau, and Sarah Dowdall, SA Cares served to unite the HBS student body in giving back to the communities in which they live and study.

On Sunday, April 1, students participated in a 5-mile fundraiser road race that raised nearly $6,000 for the 12 Boston-area organizations.

“HBS SA CARES was designed to show that a little time can make a big difference in the lives of people who need it most,” said Coque. “Since ‘caring’ is a value we believe each HBS student embodies, HBS SA CARES was a great way to remind ourselves that despite where our lives take us, it is always important to take the time to help your neighbors.”

Dean Nitin Nohria joined the students at Cradles to Crayons, and applauded them for taking the time to give back, and for bringing such tremendous heart and energy to this day of service.

About Harvard Business School

Founded in 1908 as part of Harvard University, Harvard Business School is located on a 40-acre campus in Boston. Its faculty of more than 250 offers full-time programs leading to the MBA and PhD degrees, as well as more than 175 Executive Education programs, and Harvard Business School Online, the School’s digital learning platform. For more than a century, faculty have drawn on their research, their experience in working with organizations worldwide, and their passion for teaching, to educate leaders who make a difference in the world. The School and its curriculum attract the boldest thinkers and the most collaborative learners who will go on to shape the practice of business and entrepreneurship around the globe.