Community service–in Norton, New Orleans or Ghana–provides a concrete and transformative learning experience that prepares us all to be better scholars, citizens, and leaders. The Center for Social Justice and Community Impact encourages students, faculty and staff to move beyond a charity-based model of service to one of full and sustainable partnerships in which all participants benefit in significant ways.
Center for Social Justice and Community Impact staff members:
- Support student-initiated clubs and service projects
- Work with faculty to support experiential learning classes or projects that send students into the community to work with local agencies on programs that make our community a better place to live and learn.
- Create service opportunities that bring together students, staff, faculty, and the community.
- Help YOU develop opportunities to make a difference.
Here are some ongoing groups that are always ready to help or open to volunteer support:
- Community Initiatives and Volunteer Involvement Club (CIVIC)
- Wheaton Tutor Outreach Program in the Norton Public Schools
- Head Start Pre-school
- Best Buds (volunteering with a developmentally challenged child or teen)
“Find your place on the planet. Dig in, and take responsibility from there.”
– Buddhist poet, Gary Snyder