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1 By: Meghan Bernstein, Mallory Coquoz, Tori Kontor SERVICE-LEARNING AT THRIVE DC

2 Thrive dc – community relations  Thrive DC in Columbia Heights  organization assisting people experiencing homelessness and poverty  On-site temporary staff members  Assisted with day-to-day tasks and activities while on-site  Feinstein Foundation Challenge Against Hunger 2012  Proposal of collaboration with DC Homeless Children’s Playtime Project

3  Feinstein Foundation Challenge Against Hunger 2012  Raised awareness among Greek organizations at George Washington University, Howard University, University of Maryland, and American University  Sandwich drive event  Spiritual organizations  Contacted local churches, hoping to become beneficiaries of donations in kind  DC Homeless Children’s Playtime Project  Wrote proposal for collaboration between Thrive DC and DCHCPP  Setting up children’s area on floor of Thrive DC THE IMPACT

4  Interpersonal communication – applying abstract concepts learned in class to real world situations  Conflict resolution  Being wary of other people’s perceptions  Communication in different mediums  Cold calling  Proposal writing  ing  Day-to-day clerical tasks  Speaking with community members, co-workers, and superiors WHAT DID WE GET OUT OF IT?

5  Importance of taking initiative  Understanding of how to apply classroom knowledge to the real world  Through practical application, we also improved our communication skills  Knowledge of what is going on, outside the “GW Bubble”  Exposure to potential career paths APPLICATION OF LESSONS

6     Over 6,000 people in Washington, DC are experiencing homelessness or poverty… What will YOU do to help? LEARN MORE ABOUT THRIVE DC!


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