Blake Service activities 2020

In January 2020, Blake was looking forward to developing a new partnership with Spero Academy, a charter school for students with special needs; hosting Pulitzer Prize-nominated author Elizabeth Rush as our Otis Environmental Author; holding a Climate Change and Sustainability Showcase; running a Plank Summer Institute for Educators on Local Businesses of Immigrant Entrepreneurs; and much more in the areas of service learning and community engagement. The COVID-19 pandemic interrupted all of these plans. However, collectively and individually, we responded and continue to respond to the needs and realities before us in a variety of meaningful ways.