literacy

literacy

“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
Kittens, puppies and free money

Kittens, puppies and free money

Now that we have your attention….we’re here to offer you opportunities to connect campus and community for positive impact. Whether your schedule allows helping at a one-time event or an on-going commitment, the Center for Service-Learning has a match for you! Just a few hours ….Help is needed almost every week! For details:http://iue.libguides.com/serviceonetime March 29 – Depot district projects, hosted by SGA April 5th & 12th – adult literacy training (needs 1 hour/week commitment thereafter) April 6 – Second Helpings – to help feed the hungry April 12 – city-wide clean up (free food and t-shirt!) May 3  – youth activities booth at the Amigos Dia del Nino (Children’s Day) at the Boys & Girls Club of Wayne County May … Continued
Small Things

Small Things

Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things, I am tempted to think there are no little things. ~ Bruce Barton  What’s smaller than a dwarf, tends to be a “cautious homebody”(unless there is some Tookish blood), wears bright colors but seldom wears shoes over furry feet, likes to laugh and eat (six meals a day), and loves to give and receive gifts?  A Hobbit, of course, and the perfect improbable protagonist for J.R.R. Tolkien’s heroic quest. Bilbo Baggins, the Hobbit, battles trolls, goblins, evil wolves, giant spiders, and a Gollum to help Thorin and his band of dwarves recapture the treasure of his ancestors, long ago stolen by the ferocious dragon, Old Smaug. Bilbo had help … Continued
Helping Girls at Girls Inc

Helping Girls at Girls Inc

This summer has brought a lot of changes for me. It’s my first summer of college, I will be turning 20 and this is also my first summer that I have been employed.  I feel like one of the luckiest girls this summer to be employed at Richmond’s own Girls Inc. The experiences that I have had at Girls Inc. have been nothing but positive. I want to take the time now to share some of these great experiences.  For those who don’t know Girls Inc. is a year-long facility that helps develop many of the girls in this community. The girls come for up to 9 hours a day to Girls Inc. and work on bettering themselves as individuals … Continued