Essay on Community Service

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Community Service

I have always been involved in groups that perform community service projects. In fact, I was recently elected to as VP of Public Relations of the Student MOVE group. We are a group of 12 individuals that are the advisory committee for all of the community service organizations on campus, but we organize many alternative activities and events. I even did a service learning project for my Spanish class last semester with Cynthia Wells. I attended the Spanish mass every Sunday, and I was a greeter. I learned their culture and rituals while still attending the usual Catholic Mass.

Upon learning that I had to do a service learning project for Ethics class, I immediately began brainstorming ideas. I decided I
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Our group was able to come up with many great ideas on how to help out the organizations. The Denver group also met with one of the creators of AWOL Libby Rau. Libby was an amazing BV student who graduated last spring. She came up with the idea of the AWOL program on the ride home from working in Sioux Falls on a weekend retreat with Maggie Baker. Libby is currently working for Ameri-Corp at a non-profit organization called Brent’s Place. This was the place for children with cancer to stay while going through their treatments. Libby was a great role model for our group and really inspired a few individuals such as Sara Upah. I can recall Sara saying that she really wants to work for a non-profit organization.

Girls Inc. is located in downtown Denver. It is a place where girls can go after school to spend time with dedicated workers, which will help the girls with homework and keep them busy after school. It is designed for girls of low-income families which cannot afford daycare service or do not want their children being home alone after school. Girls Inc. got a 2 million dollar donation to build a facility next to the existing one. We helped pack up hundreds of boxes of material to be moved. We cleaned out old libraries, played with the children, and even got a tour of the new facility. Urban farms of Denver is a non-profit group that allows low-income children actually spend a day on the farm! Most
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