IF ANY HCCN MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS CAN BENEFIT FROM STUDENT SERVICE LEARNING INVOLVEMENT, PLEASE CONTACT SELENA DUNBAR.
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From: Selena Dunbar
Sent: Friday, July 22, 2011 9:53 AM
Subject: MDIRSS Service Learning
Dear Community Partners:
The MDIRSS Service Learning Team is working to better connect students and teachers with community partners in our area for quality service learning projects. To this end, we have developed the attached brochure, which describes service learning and provides information about service learning opportunities in our schools.
In addition, we are developing a database of community partners to facilitate communication between our schools and outside organizations. Our goal is for teachers and students to use this resource to make connections with community partners who are interested in sharing their expertise and strengths for innovative service learning.
Please review the following contact information that we have for your organization, and let us know if anything needs to be updated:
Peter Rees Hancock County Community Network 667-2358
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
We also ask that you provide the following information:
Areas of expertise (e.g. water quality, youth physical activity, home-based services for seniors, cancer education, etc.)
Potential needs of your organization, if known (e.g. someone to catalogue historical MDI photographs)
Previous experience with Service Learning, if any (e.g. worked with high school students to build a house for Habitat for Humanity).
We plan to include this information in our database to better connect students with organizations, and to help generate ideas for possible service learning projects. This would also be an appropriate time to indicate if your organization is no longer able to participate in the service-learning program. Please submit information to Selena Dunbar in the MDIRSS Superintendent’s Office: email@example.com by August 1, 2011.
Young people are amazing, and when given real community issues, the initiatives they dream up are incredible. Without you, our community partners, many of these projects could not happen. We thank you for helping to make our children’s learning experiences so meaningful.
MDIRSS Service Learning Leadership Team
Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent
MDIRSS – AOS #91