2023 NASPA Annual Conference

Community Service Project

Embrace Boston

Every year at the Annual Conference, NASPA organizes efforts to give back to the communities that so graciously welcome us into their cities. This year, NASPA is teaming up with Embrace Boston to raise awareness of their campaign to uplift known and unknown figures of the civil rights movement to be honored through The Embrace Memorial.  

Embrace Boston is committed to cultivating the conditions necessary for racial and economic justice in Boston. Their mission is to dismantle structural racism through the intersection of arts and culture, community, and research and policy. The Embrace Boston memorial is located in Boston Common, where Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. led over 22,000 people in the 1965 Freedom Rally, one of Boston's first freedom marches.

On Sunday, April 2 from 1:00-3:00pm, NASPA Annual Conference attendees will be invited to participate in an awareness campaign by taking a tour of the memorial, led by Embrace Boston, and creating testimonial videos to raise visibility of the Embrace Memorial. Register here to join us for this powerful experience and an opportunity to give back to the Boston Community. Space is limited to the first 30 registrants and the deadline to register is Sunday, March 19th. Transportation will be provided and additional details will be shared with attendees upon registration. 

Learn more about this organization at, and check out this great piece from CBS News about their work!  

Community Service Registration