Primary School Painting
Project Rhotia Library
feel like this is genuinely meaningful work as all the food we help prepare is actually being sent directly to people. Nothing we are doing is just wasted or pointless. I really enjoyed helping prepare food. It also gave me a much clearer idea of how food kitchens work as prior to this I had never been in one.
First Saturday Academy!
Hadiya, Jovanni, Aishu, and I met with Jacob Estes and Alexis Hill, site coordinators for Higher Achievement for Ward 7 and Ward 6, respectively. During this meeting, I asked Jacob if orientation (welcome week) was mandatory for mentors, and it is as far as I'm concerned. All mentors should attend no matter where they are in the on-boarding process.
During office hours, I added to our list of contacts for organizations like sororities and fraternities that could sponsor new recruits for SMARTDC and EngageDC. I am especially glad that I added the Senior Student-Athlete Development Associate, who is responsible for community service in the GW Athletic Department, so we might recruit student-athletes with required community service hours.
Very grateful to be back. Missed that community.
Conducted free rapid HIV screening at the US Conference on AIDS
We had our first official Team Leaders Meeting of the school year! It was productive as we each discussed our goals for the upcoming semester and as we worked together to plan some recruitment projects. Sarah, Erin and other Nashman staff also introduced to us new policies that are being implemented this semester. These policies seem like a great idea as they will connect our program closer to the Nashman community and will connect the team leaders more so as well.
I updated my personal records of service, GW Serves, and my time sheet. I also designated my official office hours which will go into affect next week. I'm glad that I've taken the time this week to organize and plan ahead for the semester before the on-boarding process beings.
It was so great to connect with everyone and discuss what it truly means to serve and what that looks like.
It was nice to speak with Amy and the other student leaders on campus on how they serve. More importantly, it was a valuable lesson on how one can address one issue area from all pathways of service.