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The Evolution of CrimsonBikes

How a dorm-room project blossomed into a harbinger of accessibility By Eddie Samuels and Reena Karasin When Charles T. James and Daisy Chiu wanted to make biking more accessible, they turned to cell phone plans. Cell phone companies know that people can’t or won’t shell out $800 on a phone up front, so they turn […]


Jayms Battaglia Helps Students Run Local Homeless Shelter

Community Coordinator for the University Lutheran Church Every winter, Jayms Battaglia oversees a new group of about 24 to 28 students who join the staff of the Harvard Square Homeless shelter. The shelter, which opened in 1983, was the first student-run shelter in the country. Many of the students who work there will go on […]


Emily Raymond’s Valentines Aim to Show That People Care

Emily Raymond vividly remembers the day three years ago when she first thought of making Valentine’s gifts for local men and women experiencing homelessness. It was a snowy January evening, and she was pushing her youngest son’s stroller down a busy street, stopping every block because of the piles of snow in her way. “At […]