Global Citizenship Class Lends a Hand to Interfaith Outreach Community Partners

Posted by on September 7, 2011

Students from Elise Schebler-Roberts’ Global Citizenship class gave time to Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners Homework Club program on Sept. 7, as part of a service learning project.

Students remodeled tutoring space at the Plymouth Lakeview Commons apartment complex and helped prepare materials that will be used to help tutor approximately 50 elementary and middle school students from the Plymouth area.

Students at the Plymouth campus have given nearly 100 hours of their time to the Homework Club program by serving as tutors and mentors, according to service learning coordinator Elise Schebler-Roberts.

“It’s part of our ‘We Care’ philosophy to build sustaining relationships such as the one we have with IOCP,” Schebler-Roberts said. “The partnership is in line with the concept of micro-philanthropy, in that little acts of service and work by a lot of people go a long way.”

IOCP’s Homework Club program makes on-site family and children support services available to residents of eight different multi-unit apartment neighborhoods across the western Twin Cities suburbs. The Plymouth campus has partnered with IOCP on the program since March 2010.


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