The Public Allies training that we had about learning about South Phoenix taught me a lot how that area came to be. I learn that I have to look at the past to understands its future, after this training I was reading a book on outreach and I quote “Increasing your organization's understanding of the community you serve in will help you knowing how to approach your audiences”. Lastly I learn that it is essential to have a robust understanding of the particular community you work with. Taking the time to get to know your community assets and deficiencies is crucial, because engaging the community in your efforts to improve services will require that you are familiar with the people, the issues, and the history of the community.
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This past year, my co-site-leader and I planned and lead eighteen other students on a week-long, service-learning trip to Indianapolis focusing on the issue of public health. Our group served the community for forty hours through seven different organizations in the community ranging from Gleaners Food Bank to the Julian Center, a center for victims of domestic violence. Through reflection and service, the interconnected network of social injustices soon became apparent in our discussion of public health as a major social justice focus. Through our discussions, we realized that we are capable of extending ourselves into the local community and making a significant difference. For me, leadership is not solely measured by the immediate outcome or a visible change; leadership should help others realize the untapped potentials within themselves. This goal was achieved in our lengthy service reflections in
My first semester as a college freshman is finally coming to an end. This semester has been the start to a new chapter in my life and I am glad to have finally finished my first semester on a high note. Coming into college I never knew what things would be like and how would I adjust. All I knew is that I wanted to succeed and eventually graduate college. The courses I have taken this semester have had big impact on my learning and my future. Assignments that taught skills and lessons to be used in the future. I have learned skills such as being able to collaborate in groups because of projects in ASU 150.
I seek a PA program that will push me to reach my potential as a clinician and make me feel comfortable along the way. The Northwestern PA Program exceeds my criteria and has numerous qualities that led to my decision to apply. Given that the Northwestern PA Program is well established and has a strong history of PANCE pass rates, I am confident that the education provided will prepare me well as a clinician. Additionally, the curriculum, resources, community and active improvement of the program lead to my decision to apply to the Northwestern PA Program.
After reading the case study Welcome to the new town manager, by Mary Jane Kuffner Hirt, I established three major problems the community of Opportunity needed to correct. These problems involved the water & sewer system, the balancing budget, & the pay-as-you-go method. The city manager, Jennifer Holbrook, must implement strategies that would correct these problems quickly.
If you were a Member of Congress (or a senior staff member of one), what additional statutory authorities/legislation would you propose, and why, to enable homeland security officials (at any level of government) to function more effectively? From which perspective or research (refer to course readings) would you base your proposal to substantiate it beyond political opinion?
When I originally was registering my class choices for the Fall 2016 semester, I considered English 111 to be an undemanding course that I could pass without a lot of effort on my behalf. I had no trouble passing prior English courses, years ago, so I felt this course would be similar. What I had not anticipated was how much I honestly could learn, such as: how you should properly cite sources, how you should suitably prove your thesis and how you can accurately set up the flow of a paper. Although, the most informative part of English 111, for me, has been absorbing all the information on the different styles of papers that can be written. I believe that recognizing the usefulness of distinctive varieties of papers will help me throughout
By learning the community (SMI) population and how they have been systematically oppressed. Looking at staff misconceptions and cognitive distortions, which is a challenge. This understanding will open staff eyes to the world of the client. This understanding will help the client know this is not their fault, unfortunately, it is by design that they are in the position they are in. This can be accomplished by staff learning how to actively listen, while interacting with the client. Learning not to talk at them but with
My Social Sciences service-learning project was place in the office of the Miami-Dade County Commissioner Esteban Bovo. Commissioner Bovo represents District 13 which includes the vibrant and diverse communities of Hialeah, Miami Lakes, Palm Springs North, several other unincorporated neighborhoods and including where I live. Also, Commissioner Esteban Bovo stands in for the community and the County Government providing services, programs, and pertinent legislation. Therefore, in my experience as a volunteer and student I was able to determinate the connection between my Social Sciences class and the government.
They have divided their community outreach into different sectors by 3 distinct cultures and ethnicities: African American, Latino, and Asian/Pacific Islanders. We choose to describe the initiatives directed at African Americans and to analyze its strengths and weaknesses.
On 6/16/15, PACT team received a voice mail message from person’s served sister letting PACT know that, “person served was not feeling well yesterday and having breathing problems. I took her to PCP yesterday and he gave her an EKG and sent her to the ER.” On same day, PACT staff made attempts to contact individual’s sister to obtain more information, but they were failed. Staff had no information as to the whereabouts of person served i.e. what hospital she was in. Attempts were also made on 6/17/15, to contact the primary care physician, Dr. Sherer, at his office, but the office was closed and no information could be obtained. Person’s served sister left another message on 6/18/15 stating person served was at Hackensack University Medical
I have been tasked with working with the people of Palm Island. I will discuss how I will prepare to enter the community and considerations that I will need to make. How I will work within the community, including building relationships and the type of frameworks that will be appropriate.
A mutual aid group is a group of people with similar challenges, helping one another to overcome the obstacles they each face and become a system of support for one another. This mutual aid group is composed of five female members of a Social Work 420 course at St. Augustine College in Chicago. The topic of the group is self identity. This group analysis and reflection paper provide a review of the mutual aid process as it relates to a mutual aid group and examines and reflect on a group session led by the author.
Every fourth-year teacher trainees will have to conduct practicum and will work under the guideline of their associate teachers and supervisors. The purpose of doing the practicum are to put training into practice, to become accustomed to teaching in the tertiary school settings, and to develop and expand each trainee’s teaching expertise and confidence. In the following paragraph, I will express what I have learnt from doing practicum to reflect on my past teaching strengths and weaknesses from the teaching practicum.
When you first begin a class you never know what to expect. When I first began Intro to Ministry, I did not know the level of insight that I would have about myself and about the character of God. I have been able to combine the things that have happened in my past and things that are happening now to try to paint God's picture in my life to come. Although you do not need to pinpoint the exact moment in time when you received your call for it to be legible, I am thankful that I do. I think it was a series of people and events unfolding in my life and God opened my eyes to the plans He had for me that lead me to that night. The day that I accepted my calling to be a youth pastor (December 30,2015) I did not go into that evening thinking “I’m going to listen to God and go into Ministry” - but I guess you never do. Since then God has been preparing me emotionally, physically, and mentally through programs that I have gone through, people in my life such as my friends, family, and professors I have gotten to know during the short time that I have been at Indiana Wesleyan. I am nowhere close to being where I want to be but that is the beauty of accepting God's call into any type of ministry, you do not have to have it all figured out, you just have to trust Him.“God is a God of infinite variety, and His call comes to people in many ways.” (Drury, K. Pg.67). I didn’t receive my calling in a damascus road way, instead God knew my heart and character so He gave me my calling in a
For the service learning project, I teamed up with three of my classmates to volunteer at a lady’s conference at Imani Restoration Centre church (IRCC) on the 16th of September, 2017. IRCC is a non-profit organization which is a Kenyan community founded that focuses on bringing African immigrants together to support and learn the things of God. Samuel Mwangi, the senior pastor of IRCC, said that through the counseling sessions that he holds at the church every Thursday, he discovered that most ladies go through the same challenges. Therefore, he thought it would be great for him to organize a lady’s conference, so that ladies could come together to share and support each other (Personal communication, September, 16, 2017)