Ann Tobin

Ann Tobin

Communities in School and IU East Center for Service-Learning: Partners in Serving Youth

Communities in School and IU East Center for Service-Learning: Partners in Serving Youth

The mission of the Center for Service-Learning at Indiana University East is to promote service engagement as an integral component of a student’s civic education and to facilitate Campus connections with the regional and online communities we serve. The mission of Communities In Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. These compatible missions have produced partnerships that benefit all involved. Since 2010, the IU East CSL has continuously increased service connections with CIS programs. In 2015, we are honored to have received the Communities in Schools of Wayne County “Champion of Education” Community Organization award. Ann Tobin is the Campus/Community Liaison for the IU East Center for Service-Learning … Continued
Celebration of Service

Celebration of Service

The IU East Academic Outreach Summer Tutoring Program wrapped up this past week, with thirteen IU East students tutoring a total of 38 K-12 students for 165 hours. Completing 155 sessions over the course of eleven weeks, all registrants were accommodated, even those on the waitlist. All of the parents/guardians (21) that completed evaluations agreed that the summer tutoring program helped their child. Thirteen of the 21 parents agreed that their child understood the subject(s) better than before tutoring, with seven of these parents saying they couldn’t be sure until the school year started. All of the students but one who completed evaluations (22) agreed that their tutor helped them, and 17 out of 22 said they felt like they … Continued
Summer of service continues

Summer of service continues

New this summer is a tutoring program for K-12 youth in the Wayne County community. It is coordinated by Ann Tobin, campus/community liaison in the Center for Service-Learning, and IU East student Katelyn Brown, who initiated it for an Honors service project. IU East education faculty Denice Honaker provided literacy trainer for 14 IU East students serving as tutors. Representing a variety of majors, these college students help 30 young students gain an understanding of reading, math, and science. They are Kristina Kier, Dillon Hildebrand, Sarah Hensley, Hope Alexander, Hannah Castor, Hope Peer, Coty Barrett, Kaylyn Flora, Trevor Boram, Alex Estes, and Heather Rastbichler. IU East science faculty Dr. Simran Banga also serves as a tutor and plans to coordinate … Continued
“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free” ~ Frederick Douglas

“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free” ~ Frederick Douglas

September is National Literacy Month. Used in this context, literacy refers to the ability to read and write. Why does literacy have an entire month devoted to it on the national level? According to dosomething.org (https://www.dosomething.org/facts/11-facts-about-literacy-america) “1 in 4 children in America grow up without learning how to read.” Appreciating the fact that you are able to read, and taking action to help others read is a great way to celebrate National Literacy Month. Right here at IU East, in the Center for Service-Learning (CSL), located in the Campus Library, we have lots of opportunities for you to help. Currently we are in our second year of providing “literacy coaches” to meet specific community needs. Interested in learning more about … Continued
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

In this season of giving, the gift of time spent helping others will be greatly appreciated. The Center for Service-Learning at IU East is a gateway for finding opportunities for service in our community, and December is full of possibilities!  Please contact iueastsl@iue.edu or 765.973.8470 to connect with a project that will help those in need.   Salvation Army Christmas Shopping December 21, 2013 – 9:00am to 4:00pm (includes lunch) 2-3 Spanish speaking students needed to help families who have received Christmas assistance to shop in the Salvation Army store.   Second Helpings – Community Meal at the Townsend Center Week of December 16; December 21- 6:00pm to 9:00pm; December 22– starting at 10:00am Help wrap gifts, set up tables, … Continued