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HWS Colleges - Center for Community Engagement & Service-Learning

HWS Colleges - Center for Community Engagement & Service-Learning

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HWS Colleges - Center for Community Engagement & Service-Learning

  1. 1. THE CENTER FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT & SERVICE-LEARNING (CCESL)
  2. 2. Staff Leadership Katie Flowers: Director Amy Jackson: Assistant Director Melissa Hegarty: Program Coordinator Civic Leaders: cohort of 30 students who lead our programs and initiatives! 203 Trinity Hall x3825 E-mail serve@hws.edu Visit us in Trinity Hall or learn more on our website, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter www.hws.edu/academics/servic e/
  3. 3. Where We Are The Center is located on the second floor of Trinity Hall…. We are glad to connect you with the Geneva and extended community!
  4. 4. MISSION STATEMENT: We stand for learning through service that produces students who are civically engaged and graduates who the have skills to be active global citizens Boys and Girls Club – Summer Academy participants visit campus. Four HWS students intern at the Club each summer, contributing almost 1200 hours to the program
  5. 5. VISION STATEMENT: A sustained, engaged relationship with the community that promotes positive community change and enhanced student learning HWS First-Years pack meals during Orientation in partnership with the Rise Against Hunger Program which addresses immediate international food shortages
  6. 6. COMPASS… What is a life of consequence? Community Service Civic Engagement Civic Leadership Engaged Citizenship
  7. 7. • Geneva 2030 is an important effort to advance the Geneva schools and build a stronger community. • Harnessing the resources of the entire Geneva community: non-profits, businesses, and individuals • we provide assistance in three key areas identified by the school district as being critical to the future of Geneva’s children  school readiness  school success (graduation)  career/college prep
  8. 8. • HWS hosts every 2nd, 6th, and 9th grader for College Bound programming • Community Data Reports available: www.geneva2030ny.org
  9. 9. First Year Orientation Service Projects (welcome to Geneva and the FLX!) On Saturday of Orientation weekend, First Year students work on a variety community service projects together to help the community and build lasting friendships at the same time.
  10. 10. ANNUAL DAYS OF SERVICE: Students, faculty, staff and community members come together to perform acts of service in and around the Geneva community during these annual service events. (October, MLK Jr., and Spring)
  11. 11. HWS VOTES: 1. Voter Registration 2. Voter Education 3. Election Day HWS Votes recruits volunteers from a number of different clubs and organizations on campus: • College Democrats • College Republicans • Campus Greens • Progressive Student Union • Women's Collective • William Smith Congress • Hobart Student Government
  12. 12. HOLIDAY GIFT PROJECT Gifts or financial contributions are collected and used to purchase holiday gifts for local children attending Geneva Head Start and Geneva ABCD
  13. 13. ANNUAL HWS COMMUNITY SALE Funds raised as of 2019…$100,846 and diverted 108,384 of materials from local landfills. Proceeds support Check out the time-lapse video HERE: Things are priced to move!
  14. 14. COMMUNITY LUNCH PROGRAM: OPEN EVERY WEEKDAY OF THE YEAR, HWS STAFFS MEALS ON THURSDAYS IN OCTOBER AND FEBRUARY Students, faculty and staff work together to prepare and serve a hot meal for underprivileged people in the community for 8 Thursdays during the school year.
  15. 15. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY •The HWS chapter works with local organizations to aid in the construction of safe housing for area residents. Email habitat@hws.edu for more information!
  16. 16. ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK TRIPS (MARCH) Alternative spring break in March - students work on a project held off- campus. HWS students have gone to New Orleans, Virginia, North Carolina, Nicaragua, Jamaica, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, The Bronx, New Jersey and the Gulf Coast.
  17. 17. GENEVA HEROES Established in 2002, Geneva Heroes is a program organized by HWS students which teaches leadership and teambuilding skills… to Geneva middle school students while working on service projects. Everyone learns more about our “uniquely urban” and awesome community
  18. 18. HWS CORPS @ AMERICA READS! Established in 1989, A federal work study program (earn $) which places HWS tutors in six area schools. Tutors spend one-on-one time with an elementary aged student to help improve upon his/her reading and writing skills and abilities.
  19. 19. HWS CORPS @ GENEVA BOYS & GIRLS CLUB • Two locations • Geneva Community Center • Goodman Street club • Tutoring and Mentoring • recreation and sports, • arts and crafts, drama, dance, music, • leadership development, • fundraising, special events, • chaperoning, computer literacy training, clerical support etc. Chris Lavin, H’81, is the Boys and Girls Club Executive Director Tutors dress up for Halloween and trick or treat at the club!
  20. 20. THEME HOUSES WE ARE PROUD TO SUPPORT! BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB, RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS, GUIDING EYES FOR THE BLIND
  21. 21. BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS Helps local youth ages 6-16 meet their potential by matching HWS students in one-on-one mentoring relationships. Weekly one-on-one interactions, year commitment – become a “big”!
  22. 22. Student Reported Benefits 1. Develop real world experience & skills 2. Critical thinking skills 3. Communication 4. Teamwork 5. Civic responsibility 6. Problem solving 7. Public speaking 8. Computer skills 9. Research skills 10. Analytical skills 10 Top Skills Employers Want 1. Written & Verbal Communication skills 2. Interpersonal Skills 3. Motivation/Initiative 4. Strong work ethic 5. Teamwork skills 6. Analytical skills 7. Flexibility/Adaptability 8. Computer skills 9. Leadership skills 10. Organizational Skills SERVICE-LEARNING @ HWS Colleges Annually over 350 students enroll in approximately 20 SL classes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBLIuDTvrxs
  23. 23. ANNUAL COMMUNITY ENGAGED SCHOLARSHIP FORUM… ESTABLISHED IN 2008 Students have the opportunity to collaborate with community partners and faculty advisors on research projects which can make a significant community impact. The HWS Community Partner of the Year award, selected by members of the Service-Learning Advisory Council, is announced at the forum each year View archive d projects online!
  24. 24. NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL SERVICE…IS A POST GRAD “GAP YEAR” RIGHT FOR ME?
  25. 25. • Since the program began in 2011, we’ve had close to 50 interns contribute over 14,000 hours of service to and with the community. Thank you to sponsors of this annual summer internship program! Service doesn’t end when classes do! Summer of Service in @LoveGenevaNY
  26. 26. MAKE A PLEDGE WITH YOUR RESIDENTS HONOR THE COMMITMENT • Review this list of virtual volunteering opportunities and say out load – “I will review three options and select one, then I’ll do it, and I will tell one person about it” • Learn about Geneva – Seneca Lake, vineyards, farms and farmer’s markets, robust faith communities, schools, and a vibrant downtown. Is there a restaurant or store you see yourself shopping at? Buying local matters. • Restaurants https://www.genevamenus.com/ • Stores http://genevanybid.com/explore-geneva-interactive-map/ • HWS students have tutored children, helped build the Geneva Community Lakefront Playground, recycled + fundraised through the annual HWS Community Sale, donated blood, served as “College Bound” tour guides + lunch buddies, contributed to important conversations as junior board members, researched and presented to non- profit leaders, traveled or stayed local to serve during spring break, and many others. GENEVA welcomes you – and your engagement!
  27. 27. “DEMOCRACY CAN'T FUNCTION WITHOUT AN INFORMED CITIZENRY.” ~RYAN SHAPIRO • The New York Times has a weekly quiz… how informed are you? So much to know, so little time! https://www.nytimes.com/spotlight/news- quiz or NPRs https://www.npr.org/newsletter/the-new-normal • Love local - The Finger Lakes Times (daily news paper available in Scandling), Finger Lakes One (website + radio) and Connect Geneva (community Covid-19 taskforce) • https://fingerlakes1.com/ and https://www.fltimes.com/ • http://connectgeneva.com/ (also has Instagram + Facebook + Youtube)
  28. 28. WHERE TO FIND US? CONNECT WITH A CCESL CIVIC LEADER CHECK OUT OUR WEBPAGE OR “COMPASS TIMES” E-NEWSLETTER EMAIL SERVE@HWS.EDU OR VISIT US IN TRINITY HALL 203

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