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Presentation on theme: "THE CENTER FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND SERVICE-LEARNING."— Presentation transcript:


2 Who We Are Katie Flowers: Director Jeremy Wattles: Assistant Director Shayne Feinberg, Program Coordinator 203 Trinity Hall x3825 E-mail

3 Where We Are The Center is located on the second floor of Trinity Hall.

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

5 VISION STATEMENT: A sustained, engaged relationship with the community that promotes positive community change and enhanced student learning

6 COMPASS Community Service Civic Engagement CivicLeadership EngagedCitizenship

7 PREORIENTATION SERVICE CCESL offers preorientation community service adventure trips, where students have the opportunity to make friends and give back, for example, weve helped build 4 houses with Habitat for Humanity since 2009. For more information, check out

8 First Year Orientation Service Projects During Orientation, First Year students work on different community service projects together to help the community and build lasting friendships at the same time.

9 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.

10 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 Govt

11 HOLIDAY GIFT PROJECT CCESL project where gifts/money are collected and used to purchase holiday gifts for needy families

12 ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK Alternative spring break in March - students work on a project held off-campus. Over the past few years, HWS students have gone to Virginia, North Carolina, Nicaragua, Jamaica, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, The Bronx, New Jersey and the Gulf Coast.

13 AMERICA READS! A federal work study program 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.

14 AMERICA COUNTS A federal work-study program which places HWS tutors at the Geneva Middle School. Tutors spend one-on-one time with a junior high student to help improve upon his/her math skills.

15 BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS Helps local youth ages 6-16 meet their potential by matching HWS students in one- on-one mentoring relationships

16 COMMUNITY BASED RESEARCH Students have the opportunity to collaborate with community partners and faculty advisors on research projects which have real community impact.

17 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 close to 20 classes

18 COMMUNITY LUNCH PROGRAM : 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.

19 THREE BLOOD DRIVES EACH YEAR: Donate blood or help organize the blood drive!

20 GENEVA HEROES 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.

21 HABITAT FOR HUMANITY The HWS chapter works with local organizations to aid in the construction of safe housing for area residents. Email for more information!

22 COMMUNITY SERVICE HOUSE 737 SOUTH MAIN STREET A student cooperative house where students have pledged to volunteer weekly The house also serves as a host site for public service activities such as the fireside chats with President Gearan, Day of Service meetings, and Red Cross trainings.

23 COMMUNITY BARN SALE Every spring after students move out, unwanted items are collected and sold at a huge yard sale. All proceeds go to the United Way of Ontario County. Funds raised as of 2013…$39,000.00

24 Service doesnt end when classes do! Summer of service Internship program – began in 2011 and has engaged 20 student interns for 10 weeks in service to and with local community partners…


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