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SNDA Volunteers at Greater Boston Food Bank!

On September 22nd, SNDA volunteered at the Greater Boston Food Bank–a non-profit organization that serves more than 500,000 people each year.

Heather Smith (D20) reflects: “Tufts SNDA had a beautiful time serving this past weekend at The Greater Boston Food Bank! We were able to sort 11,664 pounds of food which will provide 9,233 meals for families in need. This was particularly rewarding because September is Hunger Action Month, which aims to raise awareness about hunger across the nation. Shout out to Romina Aznavaleh D’22, Deena Raef D’22, Jesus Vivar D’22, Gabriel Thomas D’21, Lauren Smith D’21, Youstina Youssef D’20, and Rayna Silva D’20 for volunteering!”

Experience Chinatown

Join Experience Chinatown to discover a new take on Asian American Cultures and learn more about the place we all spend most of our time! On Saturday, September 29th, there will be free music and dance performances, workshops, and pop-ups at different locations in Chinatown.

Click on these links for more information and student discounts for tickets: 

BCNC Experience Chinatown 2018


DAV 5K at Castle Island!

Student Affairs is sponsoring a team for the DAV 5K (Disabled American Veterans) on November 10 at Castle Island.

We have 100 bibs available for Tufts Dental Students, Faculty and Family Members – you will receive a free t-shirt which we are working on to wear at the event. The event is a run/walk/ruck and is a continuation of our Tufts Ruck Mission – bringing a large group from the TUSDM community together as friends and colleagues while giving back to the community.

To join the team, e-mail Brent Mullen (D20):!

AAWD at Cradles to Crayons!

On September 22nd, AAWD volunteered in the Giving Factory at Cradles to Crayons, a nonprofit organization against child poverty.

Kristin Bradley (D20) reflects: “We were assigned to “shopping,” which meant that we looked at a list of items requested for each child by their social worker and put together kits full of the requested supplies. Overall, our two hours of work was able to help hundreds of kids.”

Rayna Silva (D20) reflects: “It was an honor volunteering at the Cradles to Crayons giving factory this past Saturday with AAWD helping to package essential items that children who are homeless or living in low income communities don’t have including clothes, shoes, and hygiene kits. I had such an amazing experience seeing the impact we can have in the Boston community and I can’t wait until our next volunteer opportunity at Cradles to Crayons!”

AAPD Volunteers with Room To Grow!

On September 18, AAPD’s E-Board volunteered with Room To Grow. Room to Grow is an organization that serves families from just before their child’s birth through age 3. They provide high-quality material items (like clothes, books and toys), individualized parenting education, and specialized referrals to community resources to ensure a healthy and secure start to the child’s life.

The AAPD team helped to organize baby clothes and pack materials to be stored and shipped to Room to Grow’s new satellite office at the Epiphany School in Dorchester. Dr. Forero and the E-Board also brought 140 children’s toothbrushes and 50 tubes of toothpaste to donate to the organization. Everyone had a great time and look forward to working with the amazing company again in the future!
Pictured (from left to right): Joyce Forbes (D21), Joyce Ganas (D20),  Allie Penta (D21), Lauren Lubowitz (D21), Emily Thomas (D20), Samatha Sauers (D20) and Dr. Martha Forero

Miles for Smiles 5K Run/Walk

UNE ASDA is hosting their annual Miles for Smiles 5K on September 23rd at 9am, with an Post-race gathering at Urban Farm Fermentory brewery at 11am. All proceeds will benefit ‘From the First Tooth’ which is a charity that is working on increasing oral health resources available in pediatric physician offices.  The cost is $25. If you need to spend the night before, UNE students can make accommodations for you as well. Please reach out to to make accommodation arrangements ASAP.

Click here for the registration link!

ADO Social 9/21!

The Asian Dental Organization (ADO) is hosting our WELCOME BACK SOCIAL on Friday, September 21 from 4-6pm in Room 773 (in the dental building). They’ll have board games and Asian snacks! It’s a great way to meet other members, hear about what we are planning for this year, and learn about what e-board positions are available!
Also, we’ll be collecting our annual dues. Please either bring $10 cash or Venmo @trishdang.
($10 goes towards help sessions, social events, etc…It’s a great investment.
You also don’t have to be Asian to join!)

Use your Cantonese language skills to help the local community!

Asian Dental Organization (ADO) is actively looking to identify fluent Cantonese-speaking students who have an interest in being an interpreter for ADO-organized community service events in the community throughout the year. These events could include presentations to a large audience as well as one-on-one interpreting. Student interpreters would be compensated for their time. If you are interested, please email Irene Lang at to be placed on a reserve list to be contacted for potential opportunities.

AO’s Pizza with the People!

Alpha Omega has had so much fun hosting Pizza with the People this year with some phenomenal guests! So far we’ve had lunch with the staff of central sterilization, the dispensaries, and janitorial services! Did you know that there is an overnight shift for the janitorial staff that cleans our school from 10pm to 7am, before we all arrive in the morning? These fantastic people work so hard for all of us here at Tufts and being able to show our appreciation for them has been great. We’re looking forward to having many more lunches with awesome departments from Tufts Dental this year!
If you are interested in joining us for Pizza with the People, don’t forget to sign up to be a member of AO this year and follow us on Instagram at @TuftsAlphaOmega!