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Community Service And Public Service

- Community service. (What community service would you do) All throughout the world there is community service, and some have to do it because they broke the law. Others do it because they feel like helping out the community and want nothing in return. Mostly the people who have to do community service are people who break the law, and to pay back the community for their crime they have to do community service. Now they are making it a requirement for high schoolers to do some sort of community service to graduate....   [tags: Community, Community service, Community Service]

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The Piece I was Missing: Community Service

- I have always considered myself a very promising student. I have worked extremely hard and received high grades. I have a close knit group of friends and my teachers and I have mutual respect for each other .Although I would consider myself at this present stage ‘fulfilled’ something was missing. I realized it wasn’t a materialistic aspect of my life. Through a tragic incident I finally discovered what fit perfectly in that vacancy. The consecutive hospitalizations of my grandparents evoked great pain and sorrow....   [tags: Community Service,]

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Community Service: The Joy of Giving

- "This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in." - Theodore Roosevelt As Secretary of the Debate Club of my high school, I was assigned the job of picking a community service project for the Club to participate in. Our school was having a “service day” and different classes and clubs were picking various projects around the community to do on this day. Some groups were going to play with kids at Safe Place, while others were serving food at the Soup Kitchen, and still others were volunteering to pick up trash around neighborhoods....   [tags: Community Service Essays]

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Community Service and Volunteering

- “Volunteers are not paid; not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.” - Sherry Anderson (Volunteering Quotes: Finest Quotes). On average, when people think about community service, they assume that volunteering is just ‘hours we need to be able to graduate’ and that is it. Community service is more than just hours; community service is based on the acts performed by someone with the purpose of helping or bringing benefits to his or her community. People frequently compare community service as a punishment since it is often offered to small-time offenders as an alternative to fines or jail time....   [tags: Contribution to My Community Service]

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Community Service Helps Everyone

- All across the world millions of people are in need of help from others. They need people to help provide money, food, time, or care. This need could be on a smaller scale even with something as simple as the need to have someone being nice. When people help any person in the community no matter how small or whether they are with a group or not, it is community service. Community service is not all about the large organizations running operations, but instead is about the volunteers and those who need the help....   [tags: Community Service, Happiness]

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Community Service in Secondary Schools

- In the media report selection process, many forms of media were considered including; news reports, news articles, as well as pages from websites. With many areas to consider, a great deal of searching and contemplation was brought forth. Eventually, two news articles were selected that showed a variety of opinions and topics of discussion relating to community service in secondary schools. Both articles were interesting and relatable to Chapman students. The first news article selected is titled, “New Study Reveals High Schoolers are More Career-Minded Than College Students.” The article was written by Vicki Salemi and obtained online from Media Jobs Dailey....   [tags: highschoolers,college students,community service]

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Community Service Should NOT Be Required for Graduation

- Community service is a common service for people to take care of each other and volunteer. People apply to different community services: soup kitchen, taking care of children and homeless people, clinics, churches, schools, neighbor's house and many countless places to volunteer. Some people really enjoy to work at community services while others do not. These community services can be a punishment for criminals because a court assigns them to do so. However, some people do not agree with community service supporters....   [tags: Community Service Essays]

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Community Service during the Great Recession

- What is community service to you. What do you think the recent recession has done to community service. As a veteran of military service I am sure you all have done many types of community service. Recent problems in our nation’s economy have caused changes in the amount of community service that is done on a daily basis, but those changes may not necessarily be what you would think. Even though most of the time community service doesn’t require the use of money, some Americans are worried about their own families more than others....   [tags: community service, economy, ]

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Community Service Changed My Life!

- "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." - Mahatma Ghandi "Love cannot remain by itself — it has no meaning. Love has to be put into action and that action is service." - Mother Teresa I have always enjoyed the feeling that I acquired after doing a good deed or simply helping someone out. However, I had no idea that my 40 hours of community service would turn into over 400 hours, for no reason other than the fact that I love it!. Through volunteering I have learned that many organizations exist only with the help of volunteers from the community, I have seen the amount of joy that volunteering brings to those who you are helping out, I discovered a feeling of self-satisfacti...   [tags: Community Service Essays]

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Community Service Essay

- People’s lives are changed every day by their actions and experiences. This past summer, I participated in a community service project, an experience that opened my eyes in many ways. I was a volunteer at the County Memorial Hospital. In my time as a volunteer at the hospital, I was able to meet patients and staff members from all over the world and learn about their life experiences. Listening to all of their stories has made me truly appreciate everything which I have. One experience that I will always remember is the day I was running errands and had the opportunity to meet a very special patient....   [tags: Community Service Essays]

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Our Schools Need Community Service Learning Programs

- "I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve." - Albert Schweitzer Each community is like a human body, it requires a constant life force to survive. Volunteers and community service workers are the blood that maintains our communities. It fortifies our foundations. A community is only as strong as the weakest link. We must empower those weakened by poverty, discrimination and other social injustices....   [tags: Community Service Essays]

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How Community Service Changed My Future

- "We are not put on this earth for ourselves, but are placed here for each other. If you are there always for others, then in time of need, someone will be there for you." - Jeff Warner I am the fourth child out of my seven siblings, the middle child. Growing up, I pestered my older sibling as my younger ones do to me now, but I never truly understood how blessed I was to grow up in such a big family. My older sisters were my role models and still are, I see what they go through as adults in this world and decide whether that’s the path I want to take or not....   [tags: Community Service Essays]

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The Importance of Volunteering: College Students Should Do Community Service Before Graduating

- Nowadays, it is very difficult to get a job without a College Diploma. Our ever-increasing demands on student’s academic performances have insured well-educated adults, but what we have failed to focus on is the vital component of volunteerism as an integral part of rearing well-rounded adults. College students should be required to complete a year of community service/volunteer work before they can graduate, in order to create mature and caring adults and versatile future leaders. By mandating all College students across the United States of America to add another year to their studies and use this year for community service/volunteer work only, we will be able to increase their knowledge o...   [tags: Contribution to My Community Service]

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The Joy of Community Service

- Never in my wildest dreams would I have even begun to imagine that community service could  be such a rewarding experience. As the oldest child I never had the opportunity of having someone that  could help me with my homework, play with me and help me when I needed something. My parents  once in a while could help me with homework, but once we moved to the United States I was definitely  on my own considering my parents didn’t know enough English to help me. From this moment forward, I  can say I’m very proud of myself for being where I am now without any help throughout my school  years....   [tags: Community Service Essays]

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The Power of Community Service

- "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." - Winston Churchill "If you knew what I know about the power of giving, you would not let a single meal pass without sharing it in some way." - Buddha In 2014, I traveled to New Orleans for a National Youth Gathering. Some 30,000 students and advisers donned orange t-shirts and fanned out across the city to serve. Our group was assigned the task of clearing roadsides and medians. We spent the day picking up trash and removing cat claw, an invasive and difficult weed....   [tags: Community Service Essays]

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The Benefits of Community Service

- A typical school day for many University students consists of sitting in a classroom and listening to a lecture. While there is great value in this style of learning, my community service work has taught me the many benefits of learning not only from professors, but also from fellow classmates, partners in the community, and individuals at volunteer sites, regardless of their age or educational background. It has also taught me to be an active member of our community and to share the burdens and responsibilities that goes along with that role — caring about the living conditions of others....   [tags: Community Service Experience Paper]

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How to Start a Community Service Project

- A continuous community service project involves many pieces that have to fit together perfectly in order to complete the puzzle. The first step is to determine your idea for your project. Then you have to find a way to sponsor your funds. Next is the step where you pinpoint which organization your community service project is going to benefit and all the event details. Finally, it is time to put your community service project into drive. Your community service should be one to benefit the people of a community....   [tags: Community Service Essays]

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Volunteerism and Community Service in America Today

- “Volunteers are not paid; not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.” - Sherry Anderson (Volunteering Quotes: Finest Quotes). Part I: Volunteerism and Community Service in the United States Research shows that when Americans are "properly asked to serve", they serve, says the Corporation for National and Community Service, on their website dedicated to U.S. volunteerism(Volunteering and Civic Life in America 2014). The question, then, is what does "properly asked to serve" consist of....   [tags: Contribution to My Community Service]

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Creating a Successful Community Service Project

- Introduction Our class at State University has been tasked with creating and implementing a community-service project. A community-service project refers to a service that a person or group performs for the benefit of his or her local community. The team which I was part of decided to sponsor a Mother’s Day spaghetti dinner for the athletic department at a local Christian school. The funds would be used exclusively to build dug-outs for the girls softball team at a small private Christian school located in our town....   [tags: Community Service Essays]

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High School Community Service Should Be A Requirement For Some Classes

- Many people see it as a responsibility to help out the community. Others see it as a waste of time. Although it looks very good on a college application, many teens do not participate in community service. Community service may seem like a waste of time or not a priority for teens. Knowing that around the nation some school have community service as a graduation requirement may startle many people. In my personal opinion I think that for some teens and kids that attend high school community service should be a requirement for some classes....   [tags: Community service, Old age, Middle age]

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Community Service Gives Purpose to My Life

- During my last year of high school, I was looking for something productive to do. I didn’t know many people because I had just moved to town and everything was new to me. Searching for opportunities to get involved and make new friends I decided it would be a good idea to make an appointment with my student counselor and discuss what was available for me to do. While speaking with my high school counselor, she asked if I had an interest in performing community service. She then explained the advantages of community service, but I wondered to myself, “what can volunteering teach me and why would I not be paid for doing work?”....   [tags: Community Service Essays]

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Discovering a Hidden Passion Through Community Service

- "I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve." - Albert Schweitzer My life has not always been as bright and promising as it is today; I had no idea where my life was going, or how I would possibly be able to attend college at all. Since I was a child, my self-esteem has always been low, and any time college was brought up, it simply made my confidence drop even further. I never believed I could handle college, and never thought I would even be given the opportunity to attend....   [tags: Community Service Essays]

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Community Service: We Must All Give Back to the Community

- I earned volunteer hours as a member of the County High Students in Philanthropy organization. I joined Students in Philanthropy my junior year in high school mostly because I wanted it on my college applications but partly because my mom has a part of the organization when she was getting her degree. My mom loved being a part of Students in Philanthropy and so I thought it would be the best choice for me. I had no clue just how much fun I would have over the course of two years. I definitely did not expect to become a member of State College’s Students in Philanthropy when I started college two years ago, however I am now a member and I love it....   [tags: Community Service Essays]

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The Forcing of Young People into Community or Government Service

- The Forcing of Young People into Community or Government Service Some people suggest that everyone between the ages of 18 and 21 should be required to perform one year of community or government service. Such service might include the Peace Corps, Environmental Conservancy Corps, a hospital, the military, a rural or inner-city school, or other community outreach projects. I believe forcing the service of any group of people is a bad idea. In this case, three reasons come to mind as to what makes this idea bad....   [tags: Teenagers Community Service Volunteering Essays]

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The Benefits of Community Service

- In 2010, “over 20 billion hours of volunteer service were reported” in the United States (Hoffman 418). For such an outstanding amount of time, only 26.7% of the population reported volunteer hours (Hoffman 418-9). Philanthropy, a desire to improve the material, social, and spiritual welfare of humanity, especially through charitable activities, is dependent on the altruistic values of the American society. Philanthropy is a general love for all of humanity that manifests itself in the form of community service....   [tags: Service-Learning Essays]

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Community Service Project Reflection

- The thought of community service was a bore to me before I began my volunteer work. I dreaded starting my community service although I knew I had to do it. Where I earned my hours did not even matter to me. I just wanted to get it over with. To my surprise it was not what I expected. Community service was not a painful experience; it was a very enjoyable and beneficial experience. I performed my community service with Habitat for Humanity. The non‐profit organization chooses the applicant that purchases the house and Habitat only charges them the cost of the materials....   [tags: Volunteer Work, Service Learning]

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Community Service is a Way of Giving Back

- Many think that community service is just something you are forced to do for school. To me, community service is a way of giving back. I like making people feel as though they matter, and it gives me a warm feeling at the end of the day because I feel I have made a difference. I grow as a person each time I do community service. Some people do community service because they have to, but I do it because I want to. I have volunteered about 52 hours of community service in the READ program at a local elementary school on east 3rd street and ave S....   [tags: Contribution to My Community]

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Community Service: Giving Back to the Community By Volunteering

- “The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.” ― Barack Obama It all started when I was in high-school. I volunteered at Helping Hands, Meals on Wheels, and Habitat for Humanity. These volunteering experiences opened my eyes to the needs of my community and the many opportunities for community service. After high-school, I started volunteering with a variety of organizations....   [tags: Contribution to My Community]

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Racial Segregation Of Charity And Community Service

- Charity and community service is the fourth most common effort to reduce racial isolation referenced by hyper-segregated White high schools. The referenced efforts to reduce racial isolation span a spectrum of activities that include volunteer work, fundraisers, food/clothes/toy drives, and other services and charity work performed by hyper-segregated White students within the community and in surrounding communities. The hyper-segregated White high schools identify charity and community service associated with school-sponsored clubs, and in some cases associated with community service-based graduation requirements, as efforts to reduce racial, ethnic and economic isolation....   [tags: Ethnic group, Race, High school, Community]

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Importance and Benefits of Community Service

- Though, the concept of community service is not very new its importance has developed in the past few years. There are thousands of organizations all over the world that engage and hold millions of young people all through the world. People of all age groups, with a maximum number of youth are involved in the process of community service. Community-based organizations include; social service organizations, non-profit providers and associations that engage both young people as well adults as volunteers....   [tags: Caring, Society]

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The Campus Involvement And Community Service

- It’s incredibly crazy to compare my life this year to where I was three-hundred and sixty-five days ago. As a senior in high school, I was so worried about the future and if I would survive, so to speak. Here I am now, experiencing college and gaining a valuable education in more than just a survival mode, but in a completely growth oriented mode of thriving. Campus involvement has been the best encourager for my education outside of your typical classroom setting. My main involvement is with Georgia Southern’s Office of Leadership and Community Engagement....   [tags: Non-profit organization, Non-profit organizations]

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The Legacy Of A Community Service

- There have been a couple things I’ve gained from the LEAD classes I’ve taken and the service hours I’ve done. In community service I some things I’ve done have been work in restoring Evergreen Cemetery and working in The Ronald McDonald House. In working in Evergreen we mostly work to clear the overgrown cemetery. There are many groups that participate in this, such as ASPiRE, Into The Streets, off campus groups and even military groups so you meet a lot of people doing this. It’s pretty straight forward work, clearing the vines and plants from the cemetery and gravesites....   [tags: Leadership, Management, McDonald's]

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The Mission Of A Community Service

- I stood at a long white table, staring at the mountain of donated clothing that lay before me. My sleeves remained rolled up, and I only gingerly poked the stack of odd-smelling, stained, hair-covered clothes. I didn’t want to touch them, for they were foreign, they were dirty, and I had no idea where they had been or what they had touched. I finally found a relatively inoffensive sweater, a red one, with little bits of fuzz clinging to the shoulders that I was careful to avoid touching. I carried it with the tips of my fingers to the sweater bin, where I let it fall, turning around and not looking back....   [tags: Religion, Faith, African American, Want]

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Community Service as Effective Sentencing

- Community Service within the justice system is being used in the present,due to prison overcrowding.The problem with giving community service as a discipline in the justice system.Some offenders may be a threat to the safety of citizens and safe communities.Community service was established as a way for the justice system to budget for the community.Community Service,(2014) Community service programs where initiated in the United States with female traffic offenders in Alameda County, California in 1966.Local initiatives following in several counties throughout the United States.The state of California believed community service would help address the issue of prison overcrowding....   [tags: alternative sentencing, justice system]

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Mandatory Community Service for Graduation

- Community Service is a service that is performed for the benefit of the public or its institutions. There are two groups who perform community service, and those are criminals and the rest of us. This means that, for the majority of us, performing community service is completely voluntary. It is for this reasons li that I believe that community service should not be mandatory in high school for graduation. The supporters of this act think of it as an ideal society’s noble concept, but it is rather a noble concept trying to force an ideal society....   [tags: voluntary, criminals, teenagers]

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The Importance of Community Service

- A Nobel Peace Prize-winning philosopher by the name of Albert Schweitzer once stated that even though we might not have control over our fate, we can be certain that happiness can be attained specifically through service. Community service is a voluntary work done by individuals or organizations without being paid. It is done with the objective of giving back to the society and building the community. As a youth, I think it is very important for my generation to participate in community service especially here in Malaysia....   [tags: youths, character building, malaysia]

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The Community Service And Me

- Community Service and Me I used to hate community service. I only did it if it was a requirement for graduation or for a program. Even when I did community service, I still waited until the very last opportunity to do it. When I heard the words community service, all I could picture is cleaning Philadelphia parks or streets that were filled with trash in either the cold or heat. My mind always went to that space because that 's what my first few encounters with community service consisted of. My high school always had us cleaning something; one time we re-landscaped the parking lot of a homeless shelter....   [tags: High school, Middle school, Family]

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The Community Service For Teens

- Individual Improvement of Society Community Service for Teens Many schools have come to the conclusion of deciding to make community service a graduation requirement. This idea is thoroughly well-intentioned and grasps the fact that many in the country want to improve the value of today 's youth by instilling in them a bone of charity and self-sacrifice for the betterment of society. It is true that if we all thought this way, America would be much easier to live in and would reduce the polarization of the two political parties....   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty]

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The Community Service Project Managers

- In order to successfully share our powerful message about chemical awareness, our Community Service project group first needed to decide upon a specific target market. We determined that parents, teachers, community members, and people from other schools would be eager to learn more about this topic. Over the past four years at Chanhassen High School, the class of 2016 has tragically lost four students due to mental health, drug related complications, or overdoses. As the Community Service Project managers, we felt a strong urge to start an ongoing conversation with our community and begin to spread awareness to about this important subject....   [tags: High school, Secondary school, College]

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Required Community Service for Students

- In recent months, a requirement that would be placed upon the students of this state has been discussed by the legislature. While this requirement would have some positive effects on some public works, and perhaps even the cleanliness of the towns of this great state, the negative effects on those whom it would be placed far outweigh the aforementioned positive effects. A mandatory community service requirement of 10-15 hours per week would not be beneficial because it would result in an increased level of exhaustion in students, a general drop in grades state-wide, and it would contribute to general discontent in the student population....   [tags: exhaustion, grades, interests]

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My Dedication Of Community Service

- I have demonstrated my dedication to community service by being part of service clubs, organizing volunteer activities, and volunteering at places that I feel are disregarded. I am a part of two service clubs; National Honor Society (NHS) and Interact. In NHS I was the communications officer or historian for a year. I would inform students of upcoming volunteer activities, and I would get them to volunteer. Some volunteer activities I participated in for NHS were park cleanups, beach cleanups, and fundraisers....   [tags: High school, Educational years, The arts]

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Sample Resume : Community Service

- Community Service On the summer of 2017 I would like to be part of a missionary team of nurses and doctors from my church, who travels to various countries in South America helping those in need of medical attention. By going to this trip I want to be exposed to the needs these people have, and perhaps recruit other nurses to accompany me in future trips. • Certifications On December, 2016, I plan to obtain my CCRN certification. CCRN certification helps to enhance critical thinking, and maintain up to date knowledge base of acute and critical care nursing (American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, 2015)....   [tags: Nursing, Critical thinking, Registered nurse]

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Community Report: Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services

- In the face of a weak economy, America’s cultural communities are proving to be resilient. Enduring through these difficult times takes courage and commitment; our diverse communities are an excellent reflection of people creating change in the world. As economic conditions continue to worsen, our communities have taken the opportunity to improve their conditions together. Right here in Sacramento we are privileged to have the strength and support of the SFBSF (Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services)....   [tags: Community Service ]

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Community Service for Detention

- Detention is used as a disciplinary; chewing gum, profanity, not following rules, etcetera, are all ways an individual can earn a place in the “capital punishment” of school. What does detention really do for the student or the community. Detention shows the pupil that the schools do not care enough about improving their behavior. Having a kid sit in a quiet classroom and torment him or her with boredom does not make the individual feel bad about what they did, it makes them only regret that they got caught....   [tags: chewing gum, profanity]

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Community Service Helps Everyone

- Service learning benefits numerous people whether it is the schools that offer their students the chance to give back, the agencies that accept these students, or the community as a whole. There are many people who take part in a community service course, but it is the students that gain the most from these opportunities. Community service provides students with an opportunity to be able to apply what they have learned in class and apply it to the real world. By making the knowledge they have gained be put into action and thinking beyond what was taught....   [tags: schools, compassion, volunteer]

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Reflection of Community Service

- In order to fulfill the 12 hours of community service requirement for Nutrition course 139 I applied with five organizations on the approved list. The organization that replied me the fastest was Open Heart Kitchen, they mostly operate in Pleasanton and Livermore areas. Their application and signing up for shift process gives a feeling that this organization is massive, and many individuals really care about the less fortunate. From observation and conversations with the site supervisor, I believe this organization relies on individual donations, small business donations and large corporate donations such as Safeway and Walmart....   [tags: volunteer, soup kitchen, health]

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Community Service: Specific Programs for Specific Needs

- Service organizations have always played a vital role in society. For decades, those in need have always been able to find assistance with basic needs at a local church or shelter. As society has evolved, so has the availability and types of assistance that can be found. There are now various charitable organizations offering a wide range of specialized services to those in need. Owasso Community Resources and Goodwill Industries of Tulsa are two such organizations. Both are registered non-profits and listed among the membership of the United Way....   [tags: Service Organizations, Vital Role, Society]

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Service Learning Is Not The Same As Community Service

- 1) After completing this service-learning assignment, how has your understanding of service learning changed. Please elaborate upon your definition of service learning and why it was included in this course. a) My understanding of service learning has not changed too much after this assignment. The reason it did not change too much is because I have participated in service learning before. However, I understand now that service learning is not the same as community service. Service learning is community service where the individual who does the service also learns about himself or herself and also grows academically, or gains a new knowledge base....   [tags: Learning, Education, Knowledge, Want]

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Community Service Taught Me Patience

- “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” ― Mahatma Gandhi I was surprised by a call from an acquaintance that took horseback riding lessons with me a few years ago. She was looking for volunteers to assist at the Children’s Rehab Center. I accepted her offer, thinking of how much fun it would be to be around horses once again. My volunteer work with disabled children, horses and physical therapists helped me learn to be more patient with myself and others....   [tags: Volunteer Work, Service Learning]

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Community Service

- Images flood my mind as I journey into memories of Juarez, emotions well up in my throat. Instead of sitting at my desk working feverishly on my marking, I am back in the heart of Juarez, Mexico. Sweat dripping off me as I fill hundreds of bags of beans in the sweltering heat for food boxes which will be delivered to the locals. Volunteering my time and efforts to make a difference in someone's life; I never knew that difference was going to be in my life. Volunteering and Community Service are my passion....   [tags: Personal Experiene]

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My Community Service Experience

- "I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver." -- Maya Angelou This year, I had the opportunity to give back to the community in many ways. I volunteered at Helping Hands, Meals on Wheels, and the county Science Museum. These volunteering experiences further opened my eyes to the needs of my community and the many opportunities to serve by volunteering. Helping Hands has helped my family in the past. Several years ago my family was struggling with income and Helping Hands was generous enough to help us pay our electric bill....   [tags: Volunteer Work, Service Learning]

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Community Service Hours

- I did two separate community service projects in order to complete my four required hours: I taught some of my mother’s young Girl Scout troops about first aid and an award a Girl Scout can earn called the Gold Award, and I helped pack bags at the Pulaski Food Pantry. My mother is the head of our local Girl Scout council, the Howard/Suamico Pulaski service unit, and so she often takes over troops of elementary girls when no other moms will volunteer to be a leader. I help her out a lot at her meetings when I have time....   [tags: girl, scout, volunteer, pantry, food]

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Community Service Journal

- What does the organization/group you volunteered for do for the community. The Eagle Scout Project and the Webelos Experience I volunteered for are both through Boy Scouts. Boy Scouts is a program which children from 11-18 join, while Cub Scouts are 7-11. At the Webelos Experience Boy Scouts help run stations for the Webelos. Webelos is the highest rank in Cub Scouts. This program teaches the values of citizenship and leadership among many things. We can see these values spillover into the real word as many people who have accomplished great things were in the Boy Scout program....   [tags: Boy Scouts, Purple Martin House]

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The Benefits of Community Service Learning Programs

- Community Service Learning Programs promote positive social change by providing students opportunities to learn and develop through active participation in a thoughtfully organized and structured community service learning environment. It also engages students in active learning that demonstrates the relevance and importance of academic work for their life experience and career choices. These types of programs allow students to reflect on their service experience as it relates to their coursework, personal development and helps develop civic responsibility through community involvement....   [tags: volunteer, support, students]

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A Summary of My Community Service project

- ... One of my main Community Services, and by far my favorite, was the Immaculate Conception School Saturday morning hoops program. This event took place for about sixty hours at the Immaculate Conception Gym from November to March. The goal of this program was to provide children with a safe environment to learn the game of basketball and to compete against other catholic school teams in the surrounding areas. My job as the head coach of the third and fourth grade boy’s team was to help them with their skill sets, teach them plays, help them work together as a team, and to serve as a good role-model for them....   [tags: teamwork, peers, students]

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Graduation Speech : The Community Service Outreach

- This semester I had the opportunity to partake in two different service experiences that spanned over the length of the semester. The first was with my Fraternity, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. and the Boys Scout troop that we sponsor called Troop 1911. The second is a partnership with the YLC New Orleans that I personally took part in putting together. The community service outreach with both have been extremely rewarding because in both instances I am granted the opportunity to mentor and work with kids....   [tags: Police, Constable, Police officer]

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My Student Friend, A Community Service

- During the last few weeks, I have participated in “Student Friend”, a community service that let me be a close friend of an elementary student’s. Every Monday noon, I, Shuto, Brittany and Gunnard carpooled to Greencastle Elementary School. This school is pretty close to our DePauw campus, so it usually takes only 15 minutes to get there. The school is large and spacious and divided into different areas. Inside there are plenty of rooms such as dining rooms, living rooms and entertainment rooms. There are also some big bulletin boards for the lists of well-behaved children, which are similar to children’s badges in Vietnam....   [tags: Student, International student, Education]

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The Benefits of Community Service

- "Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile." -- Albert Einstein Volunteering personal time to a cause, service, or other person can be very rewarding for various reasons, and in various ways. These reasons can be specific to the volunteer task, whether the person was recruited for the work or if they found it themselves, life stage of the volunteer, or even the motivation behind donating time. Although research has proved that volunteering affects each individual differently, it has also proved that the affects are typically positive....   [tags: Benefits of Volunteer Work]

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My Community Service Fellowship Program

- The rain started pouring outside on a humid summer day. It was my first night volunteering at the Crib, a homeless youth shelter in Chicago, as part of my community service fellowship. As the youth started entering the shelter, I heard a shriek coming from the main room, which doubled as the sleeping quarter. Rushing to the room, I saw rainwater seeping in through the door crack and within minutes the room was flooded. When this happened I looked around at the tired faces of the youth, with sweats running down their faces, having to endure the unbearable humidity as they waited for their sleeping quarter to be cleaned up....   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty, Medicine, Medical school]

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Should High School Students be Required to do Community Service?

- Should High School Students be required to do Community Service. Communities are places where people whom share similar characteristics, live together. People generally live in communities as a tendency to socialize with other people and satisfy needs such as food and shelter. The magnitude of needs within a small group is quenched within a family or extending to a nearby neighbor. Many people in a community have more needs and to solve those needs there are specific departments such as a police department that serve peoples’ best interests....   [tags: Service, Volunteering]

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Values of Service Learning

- Service learning is integrated within academic courses in several community colleges, although, other colleges have yet to integrate service learning. The communities whom the students serve have acknowledged the effect because of the value it consists for students. The involvement in community service helps and changes a student's character, desire to volunteer in the community, and become aware of the community's need for development. This civic duty is part of a curriculum that can be an advantage or disadvantage to a student who either invest well in the opportunity, or oppose the basic requirement in order to graduate....   [tags: Community Service, Colleges]

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The Benefits of Community-Based Alternatives to Incarceration

- As crime and arrest rates continue to climb, prisons across the nation, and even the world are beginning to experience immense overcrowding, placing a burden on both the prison personnel and inmate population. Nevertheless, this scenario is nothing unusual for anyone who has either worked some time for served some time in almost any prison. With most prison staff members suffering from high levels of stress from the unbearable workloads placed upon them, work conditions are starting to be considered near impossible, which is completely unacceptable....   [tags: Community service programs]

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Service Learning Helped My Career Decision

- My community service experience was great. I learned many new things that I can use not only in the workplace but also in life. The people I had the opportunity to work with were very generous with their time and talents. They helped me to gain insight into what I want to do with my life. During high school, I was indecisive on what I wanted to do with my life. I wanted to work either as a firefighter or an engineer. I performed my community service at the City Utilities Company. I worked with people who were water engineers and they gave me great advice on becoming an engineer....   [tags: Community Service, Volunteer Work]

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A Community Service Experience

- In April, I uprooted from my family and friends in Ohio, and took a job in Texas; where I didn’t know one single person. Once I was settled in at my new job I began my hunt for a place to volunteer. Volunteering had been a part of my life for as long as I could remember; therefore finding a new organization to volunteer with was important to me. It would not only provide me with the opportunity to meet people, but to fill some of my down time, now that I was in a new place. Volunteering isn’t as bad as some think, it provides you the opportunity to do things you enjoy, meet new people, possibly change your life, and give back to the community....   [tags: networking, volunteer]

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NO Mandatory Community Service for Students!

- NO Mandatory Community Service for Students. Community service: What a wonderful opportunity for students. A chance for our younger citizens to learn responsibility, experience the satisfaction that comes with helping others and to acquire new skills. Right. Well, that depends who you're talking to. Slip the word "mandatory" behind community service, as school districts in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and hundreds of others have done, and "opportunity" takes a new twist....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive]

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Community Health Service Project

- I have had the opportunity to participate in the community health service project at Temple University Hospital from past several weeks. I have found through this experience that service which is an act of helping or assisting others have changed my perception from helping others to being able to use my skills and knowledge I have in different ways to have better health outcomes. According to Mahatma Gandhi, in order to be the best person you can be, you should focus on finding ways to serve others....   [tags: Temple University Hospital]

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I Am Making a Difference in My Community

- “Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul motivated by love.” ― Martin Luther King Jr. Taking time to volunteer at the many nonprofit organizations, homeless shelters, advocacy centers, philanthropic fundraisers, local schools and child care facilities in the inner city is not always at the forefront of young people’s minds while navigating through their college experiences. But, with a little push from student organizations, local nonprofits and passionate individuals, volunteerism and community change can start to take a front seat and become not just an opportunity, but also a priorit...   [tags: Community Service, Service Learning]

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High School Mandating Community Service For Graduation

- In an article written by Linda Saslow titled High School Mandating Community Service for Graduation, she mentions the many pros to mandatory community service. Saslow mentions school districts like Roslyn and Hewlett-Woodmere (1994, para 3) that have started requiring high school students to complete a certain number of community service hours in order to graduate high school. Their goal is to give “kids the opportunity for new experiences” (Saslow, 1994, para 4). Through research conducted by the school districts, they have come to the conclusion that students who would’ve been “too shy to volunteer have admitted that they were glad they had been forced”....   [tags: High school, College, School district]

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Community Service As A Requirement For High School Graduation

- Make a Difference: (A discussion of community service as a requirement for high school graduation) When most people think of community service, they think of orange jump suits and prisoners picking up trash by the side of the road. Community service is seldom this stereotypical. Men and women every day, take time out of their lives to serve their communities and not just for court assigned hours. Some high schools require this service to graduate. Even though this service might not come from the goodness of students ' hearts, the end result is still powerful....   [tags: Education, High school, Friendship]

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Should Students Complete A One Credit Community Service?

- Being a college student can get difficult at times. Some students in college do not seem to have anytime at all to do good deeds. Students should be able to help their community in any way they can. Having students complete a one-credit community service class is an excellent idea because it can lead to better moral ethics in students, it will help to gain better insight, and everyone involved will benefit from this one-credit class. A school should be a place where we learn valuable information....   [tags: Education, Student, Ethics, Critical thinking]

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Community Service Is Important Part Of The Human Experience

- Ever since I read Tulane’s motto, "Non sibi, sed suis," translated as "not for one 's self, but for one 's own.", I knew right away that Tulane was the place for me as this motto encapsulates the very principle upon which I have long-since resolved to live my life. From my first fundraiser at the age of seven, during which I raised $1,000 through grassroots fundraising, to being an active part in helping put an end to food insecurity in my own community, to co-founding my nonprofit, Kindling Hope, community service has always been a very important part of my life....   [tags: New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina, Tulane University]

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The Benefits of The Use of Social Media With Community Service Projects

- Winning with Marketing Participation in organized athletics from the youth level to the professional ranks has become a major emphasis in American society. Competition for the support of the fan has become as intense as the athletic event occurring on the field of play. Independent athletic programs and schools desire to be recognized as they desire to produce newsworthy stories of the game itself or an event surrounding the game. The winning product of a team may not be the only reason fans support them....   [tags: participation, competition, support]

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Effective Management Practices in Community Service Organizations

- Community service organizations are essential for the strength and liveliness of our communities. Not only do they enrich the quality of life of several citizens, but they also exemplify the highest societal values that should be extended to all citizens. In the current ever-changing environment caused by shrinking resources, increased competition for funding and skilled staff, and demands for accountability, organizations are being forced to look at new and creative ways to influence the work environment so that they can effectively deliver services Trautmann, Maher, & Motley, 2007)....   [tags: Business Management ]

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How Community Service Can Be Such A Reward Experience

- I would never have thought that community service could be such a reward experience. As the oldest child and growing without my mom, I never had the opportunity of having someone that could help me with my homework or help me when I needed something. Since I came to the United States six years ago I was definitely on my own considering my mom didn’t know English to help me. From this moment forward, I can say I am very proud of myself for being the first person in my family to pursue a college degree and for all the things I have accomplished without having someone that could advise when I was doing something wrong....   [tags: High school, Management, Domestic violence]

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The Mission Of The Sacred Heart Community Service Agency

- The mission of the Sacred Heart Community Service agency is to construct a poverty free community by creating opportunity, hope, and action. Additionally, Sacred Heart emphasizes the idea of strengthening and engaging in our community, in order to develop solutions to poverty. In addition, Sacred Heart provides programs that help assist families with the basic needs such as clothing, food, and housing assistance. Furthermore, this agency also provides tools for adult, youth education, family mentoring, employment and self-sufficiency....   [tags: Vegetable, Fruit, Poverty, Shift work]

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Community Service: Raising Funds to The Special Olympics

- John F. Kennedy once said “My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” And to that I offer my twist, “My fellow Orange Colts, ask not what your community can do for you, ask what you can do for your community. “ To me community service has been part of my life since I was a child, often it was miniscule but it’s not what you do always what you do or in what amount, it’s the effect it has as a whole. I was raised to put other people before myself and that is something I value to this day....   [tags: poplar plunge, orange colts]

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My Experience During My Community Service Hours

- During my community service hours I helped with running the rides during two events, HallOVeen and Magical Forest. The first time I helped with their new ride called “The Avalanche Slide”. A partner and I stood at the very top, awaited the herds of children to come, and then helped them safely get onto the slide. The second event did not divert much from the first as I also helped with running a ride, this time it was the Christmas train. The third time I volunteered I helped with transforming HallOVeen into Magical Forest....   [tags: English-language films, 2007 singles, Thought]

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Down With Community Service

- Down With Community Service Dear Editor, I have recently read an article in the newspaper that concerned young people doing community service after they graduate high school. It stated that they should do two years of community service. I disagree with the article for many reasons. Many people will agree with me about the community service matter. I recently spoke to the counselor of my school about the subject of community service. He said that most young people mainly think about going to college and getting a job after they graduate; therefore, they would not have any extra time to do community service....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Building Effective Service Learning Programs in Local Communities

- Kids these days have a bad rap. Adults who don’t regularly interact with high school students may only see the negative side of the adolescents in their community. In fact, “sixty-one percent of American adults are convinced that today’s youth face a crisis in their values and morals, look at teenagers with misgiving and view them as undisciplined, disrespectful, and unfriendly” (Latham, 2003). One way to help change the attitudes of adults and also encourage youth personal development is service learning programs in local communities....   [tags: community service,youth development,diversity]

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Community Service and Service Learning Defined:

- Community Service and Service Learning Defined: To compare community service and service learning it is necessary that each are defined. Community service is defined in the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary as, “work that people do to help other people without payment, and which young criminals whose crime was not was not serious enough for them to be put in prison are forced to do”(Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary 2004). Community service is simply as it is defined work done for free, that carries along with it a slave labor tone....   [tags: essays papers]

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