Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 40.54
Liaison Rebecca Quesnell
Submission Date Dec. 18, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Roosevelt University
EN-12: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.47 / 5.00 Maria Cancilla
STARS Intern
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About the students, faculty and staff engaged in Community Service at RU:

Over 50 students volunteer each week of the fall and spring semesters with the WITS program. Roosevelt University's Mansfield Institute for Social Justice and Transformation (MISJT) partners with a community organization, Working In The Schools (WITS), in order to provide educational support to fourth and fifth graders from high-need areas. These youth come to the Chicago Campus every Tuesday for mentorship to help increase their reading skills in order to succeed in school. Members of the Roosevelt community, including faculty, administrators and students, take part in this worthwhile experience.

Transformational learning (TL): RU’s Mansfield Institute for Social Justice and Transformation (MISJT) helps faculty incorporate transformational learning into their teaching – finding community partners for placements, assisting in course design or re-design, and providing support and resources through grant programs. Participation in TL for 2013-14: 1428 students.

New Student Orientation Community Service Activities: 400 students per year for past two years (fall, 2013 & fall, 2014), as part of their new student orientation.
2013 service activity: Students made Paracord Survival Bracelets for U.S. military service men and women serving overseas.
2014 service activity: Students bussed to a non-profit organization, Bethel New Life, on Chicago’s west side for a day of service. Formed by a small Lutheran church on the West Side of Chicago in response to the devastation and disinvestment that followed the civil rights riots of the late 1960s, Bethel New Life has been in the business of creating social impact and community change for more than three decades.

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