Presentation on theme: "By: Meghan Bernstein, Mallory Coquoz, Tori Kontor SERVICE-LEARNING AT THRIVE DC."— Presentation transcript:
By: Meghan Bernstein, Mallory Coquoz, Tori Kontor SERVICE-LEARNING AT THRIVE DC
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
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
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 Emailing Day-to-day clerical tasks Speaking with community members, co-workers, and superiors WHAT DID WE GET OUT OF IT?
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
www.thrivedc.org www.thrivedc.org www.feinsteinfoundation.org www.feinsteinfoundation.org www.playtimeproject.net www.playtimeproject.net Over 6,000 people in Washington, DC are experiencing homelessness or poverty… What will YOU do to help? LEARN MORE ABOUT THRIVE DC!