VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: SATURDAY NOVEMBER 8TH!

Join The Service-Learning Club (Saturday November 8th) to help Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity!

Project Details

We will meet at 8am at 35 New Hampshire Avenue, Pittsfield MA
Our project will last from 8am until 2pm. Lunch is included.We have a two part project! We will be landscaping on New Hampshire Avenue,
then we will move to Orchard Street to help build a new wheelchair ramp!
Do Not Forget: This will be messy work! Please wear closed toed shoes and clothes you won’t mind getting messy!

If you would like to join our project, email: bmorrison@berkshirecc.edu to sign up!

Don’t Forget About NobleHour

SERVICE-LEARNING STUDENTS:

DON’T FORGET TO LOG YOUR HOURS USING NOBLEHOUR.COM

NobleHour is the quickest and easiest way to submit your Service-Learning Hours. You will only receive credit for hours logged into Noblehour.

Click the link below for instructions on how to post your hours. If you have any questions or problems, please stop by the Service-Learning office (Hawthorne 215)!

NobleHour Hour Log Directions

Deadline Approaching for International Travel Grant

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.”

- Mark Twain

 

Don’t let money be the reason you are unable to have the experience of a lifetime. You want to travel and BCC wants to help get you there!

 

The first deadline for an International Travel Grant is tomorrow (Thursday October 30th)

 

To apply for the Global Engagement Fund (limited to BCC students), pick up materials in Field 232 or Melville 223. Deadline is October 30, 2014.

 

To apply for the Henriquez Fund at Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, visit www.berkshiretaconic.org, click “Receive” and search for Henriquez on the “Search and Apply for a Grant” page. Deadline is February 1st, 2015.

 

 

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Video Resources for Tutors

Back in September we held two tutor training sessions for our students who planned to do Service-Learning in local elementary schools. We invited Brandon Harms, Math Coach for Crosby Elementary, to speak. He gave a very informative lecture on “The 6 Levels of Knowing”. Check out the links for the videos below!

 

The 6 Levels of Knowing with Brandon Harms

The 6 Levels of Knowing (Part 2)

A Typical Day of Tutoring

 

Newest Member of The BCC Service-Learning Team

Hi Everyone!

My name is Brianne Morrison. I am the new aide here in Service-Learning. Let me tell you a little bit about myself!

I’m from Lanesborough. I graduated from The College of Saint Rose in Albany with a degree in Psychology and Spanish. While at Saint Rose I worked on The Student Events Board. I planned and organized many different on campus events; my most popular events included Saint Rose Clash of the Cupcakes, a Halloween Extravaganza, Winter Blues Luau, and multiple scavenger hunts around campus.

My goal for Service-Learning at BCC is to strengthen our Service-Learning Club. I love The Berkshires, so I’m going to do anything I can to make it the best place possible! I plan to put the same creativity and excitement from my experience on the Student Events Board to Service-Learning.

Please feel free to contact me for anything Service-Learning related! My e-mail is bmorrison@berkshirecc.edu.

Service-Learning Orientation Dates

  • Enrolled in a Service-Learning course?

  • Want to tutor elementary school students in English or Math as your Federal Work Study Job? You can work in the local public schools as America Reads, America Counts tutor.

  • Interested in volunteering at one of 45 local agencies through the Service-Learning Club? One-time events and on-going projects available.

Attend a Service-Learning Orientation to Sign Up!

DATES:

  • Thursday, Sept. 11 @ (12:15-1:15 PM)

  • Wednesday, Sept. 17 @ (1-2 PM)

  • Thursday Sept. 18 @ (12:15-1:15 PM)

  • Monday, Sept. 22 @ (4:15-5:15 PM)

Location: Field-202

Bring a government issued photo ID

Click here to receive a reminder email or text message to attend SL Orientation

Millennials Give Both Time and Money to Community

From: Huffington Post – Full Article

“Results from the 2014 Millennial Impact Report by consulting firm Achieve are in, and it turns out today’s young professionals think giving back to their communities is important. According to the report, 47 percent of the 1,514 employed millennials surveyed said they had volunteered for a cause or nonprofit in the past month, and 57 percent wanted to see more company-wide volunteer opportunities through their employer.”

In BCC News:

At the end of each semester, BCC Service-Learning surveys students to find out “What influenced your decision to participate in Service-Learning?” 51% the 114 students surveyed between spring 2012 and spring 2014 indicated “I wanted to give my time to help my community” and 40% agreed with the statement “I believe I have a responsibility to work with others to improve my community.” 92% of students strongly agreed or agreed with the statement: “I would choose to do service-learning again, if presented with the option.” On average, 120 students participate in Service-Learning each year at BCC. The national trend suggests that as service opportunities grow, so will participation among Millennials. (The birth years of Millennials range from the early 1980′s to the early 2000′s.)

For more inspiration, check out the profiles of “8 Millennials who ditched Wall Street for”…a social cause.