Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center
With a creative student body, world-class faculty, and hands-on, problem-solving culture, MIT is an institution with the ability to "build a better world." MIT's Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center (PKG Center) helps MIT students realize that potential by connecting them with a wide variety of rigorous, experiential opportunities to make a difference at home and around the globe.
Whether students want to tackle climate change or chronic disease, staff at the center help them explore their interests and apply their skills to pressing social problems. Through PKG Center programs, students can work with local and global communities to develop and build sustainable programs in healthcare, energy and environment, education, and more. Some students volunteer for an afternoon, teaching seniors to use digital devices or serving meals at a local homeless shelter. Others explore their entrepreneurial talents through social ventures, developing and testing new technologies in communities around the world.
The PKG Center works with MIT students from every school and department, both graduate and undergraduate. By giving students the opportunity to apply their knowledge and ingenuity in real-world contexts, public service experiences can complement and enhance their education, regardless of their field of study.