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Check out this video about all that the Martin Richard Institute for Social Justice has to offer you. Hear from fellow BSU students about what they have done and learned from being involved with our Institute.

Student Spotlights

Learn a little about just some of the hundreds of students who participate in Institute activities – we hope that you will join us!

Christina Ouellette

Christina Ouellette

BSU Alumni
MRISJ Position:
Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA
Christina says: “My work as a VISTA is focused around building capacity for Girls’ Inc Taunton and Bridgewater State University. We believe that every young girl should have opportunities to succeed despite any economic challenges faced by their families or regions. My role is to help grow and expand partnerships between Girls Inc Taunton and Bridgewater State University as well as to update outdated curriculum. Every girl deserves a chance at success."

Kaija Chalmus

Kaija Chalmus

BSU Student
MRISJ Position:
Advocacy and Educational Equity Fellow
Kaija says: “I’m very excited to be working with the MRISJ this semester and being able to give back to the community of Massachusetts where I was born and raised.”

Allison Whitney

Allison Whitney

BSU Student
MRISJ Position:
Social Work Intern serving with Bridgewater Senior Center
Allison says: “I am very honored to join MRISJ in conjunction with my work as an intern at the Bridgewater Senior Center. Through this work I hope to build a bridge for intergenerational programming that will help bring more of us together to learn from each other’s experiences. It’s been a great opportunity to get to know the older residents of Bridgewater who have so much wisdom and insight to offer us, and in return students can benefit from making meaningful, lasting connections.”

If you want to get involved or learn more about the Institute, please contact us at MRISJ@bridgew.edu. We look forward to learning with you!

Contact Us

Martin Richard Institute for Social Justice

Burrill Office Complex, Room 101
95 Burrill Avenue
Bridgewater, MA 02325
United States