Tufts University’s umbrella organization for all service activities on campus.
Who Are We?
Founded in 1958 by Richard Dorsay, LCS consisted of a group of students who would make regular visits to Metropolitan State Hospital in Waltham. During the 1960s, LCS prospered with over 1,000 volunteers, and it was featured on the cover of Life magazine. In the 1970s, membership dwindled to 15 members. LCS began to regain popularity in the 1980s and even more so in the 1990s. Today, LCS has expanded its programs and opportunities to a point never before seen in its history. With a volunteer corps of over 1000 and a staff of 85, LCS serves as an umbrella organization for over 25 different programs. LCS’s programs, resources, and leadership capacity have become widely recognized within the Tufts community as well as with the hundreds of community organizations, agencies, and people with whom we work.
Our First Programs:
LCS’ first service activity in 1959 was to bring children from the Metropolitan State Hospital to the Tufts campus to visit and watch football games. In the following years, LCS organized its first annual blood drive, initiated a tutoring program, and hosted our first Kids’ Day. Though our list of service opportunities have expanded considerably since our founding, the continued success of these programs demonstrates Tufts students’ longstanding dedication to direct service and active citizenship.
Interested and Want to Learn More?
Learn more about our subgroups and the different service organizations that exist on campus!
Learn more about the events we host as an executive board to increase awareness about service activities on campus!
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