The New Student Politics Curriculum Guide – The New Student Politics Curriculum Guide: How to Introduce Reflection on Service and Politics into Service-Learning Courses Across the Disciplines. Please share with your friends, professors, and fellow students!
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Bridges to Opportunity is a local effort (Cumberland, MD) bringing together individuals and organizations to develop a collaborative approach that enhances resources which promote opportunities for individuals and the community.
There is a Steering Committee and five workgroups. They include individuals transitioning out of poverty and representatives from financial institutions, healthcare, faith-based communities, higher education, nonprofits, social services, the school system, law enforcement, behavioral health, the government, community action, and business.
– Getting Ahead: Engagement of All
– Ally Partner
– Youth Engagement
– Resource Building
– Gain insight from the community about the frustrations experienced trying to get ahead in life, what holds people back from moving forward in life, factors that make life most difficult, and what would need to happen for individuals to be part of this community effort.
– Coordinate an educational campaign including:
–Bridges Out of Poverty – to change the way people think about economic class, all the causes of poverty, and their influence on the entire community.
–Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World – to enable participants to examine their own experience of poverty as well as explore issues in the community that impact poverty – banking, housing, jobs, transportation – providing critical information the community can use to take action to end poverty.
– Recruit and train Ally Partners to help Gerring Ahead graduates build resources and continue to get ahead
– Seek insight from youth and identify opportunities to engage youth in the future of our community
– Advocate for education/career development, civic engagement, and support opportunities
– Identify resources and gaps in housing, transportation, child care, employment relations and performance
– Advocate for policy changes that will address the causes of poverty and support resource building which will result in a sustainable community for all
With action by individuals and organizations in the community, Bridges to Opportunity will help:
—Move individuals from poverty to self-sufficiency
—Reduce social costs related to crime, poor health, and welfare
—Strengthen educational attainment and job skills
—Enhance economic development and revitalize neighborhoods
IF YOU WANT TO SHARE AN IDEA, PARTICIPATE IN TRAINING OR BECOME INVOLVED IN BRIDGES TO OPPORTUNITY, PLEASE CONTACT NANCY FORLIFER, FACILITATOR AT 240-964-8422 OR NFORLIFER@WMHS.COM.
ViaQuest Hospice and its caring professionals strive to be a refuge for patients and their families. Serving over 250 patients in 8 counties in southwestern Pennsylvania, our mission is to assist our patients in maintaining dignity and quality of life in their final days while also providing support for caregivers, families and loved ones. ViaQuest Hospice staff strives to assist our patients in living each day to the fullest by focusing on comfort care, pain management and relief of distressing symptoms. We offer our patients and their families spiritual and bereavement counseling, as well as emotional support.
Patients receive care wherever they call home, whether that is their personal residence, the home of a family member, or a care facility. Volunteers are an essential part of the interdisciplinary team providing care. Serving as a hospice volunteer is an excellent way to fulfill course service requirements for a wide range of majors, gain experience in your chosen field (or explore a new field!), boost a resume, build a network and to grow as a person.
No minimum hours are required. Volunteers are free to choose how much time they would like to give.
Volunteers provide a smiling face, a hand to hold, and a sharing of love and compassion.
Companionship services can include
- Talking and listening
- Recording of life memories: scrapbooking, photo organizations, memoirs
Respite services can include
- Meal preparation
- Light cleaning
- Child Care
Bereavement services can include
- Care Notes
- Phone Calls
- Assisting with Memorial Services
Spiritual Care services can include
- Scripture reading
How to Become a Volunteer
Those interested in volunteering should contact Kim DiPiazza, Volunteer Coordinate, to arrange to receive an application packet
To become a volunteer:
- Complete Application packet
- Criminal Background Check (cost covered by ViaQuest) – the form is included in the application packet
- Tuberculosis screening (cost covered by ViaQuest) – available at any local MedExpress. Instructions are included in the application packet
- Successful completion of the Volunteer Orientation Program – scheduled at your convenience. Orientation takes 1-3 hours at a location convenient to you
- Successful completion of the Volunteer On-Site Training Program – you will meet a patient/patients
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Check out the first part of this film series sponsored by the Democracy Commitment.
Make it a practice to help one person every day.
This is an easy and gratifying exercise that, with very little practice, can become a natural part of your daily routine. Whether you help by holding the elevator, dropping a dollar into a homeless person’s hand, or pitching in to help with a loved one’s chore, notice how this makes you feel. Positive psychologist Sonja Lyubomirsky has shown that people who perform acts of kindness (five acts on a single day each week) tend to feel happier after six weeks.