Merin George '09
volunteered with Cross Cultural Thresholds serving in Nairobi, Kenya. Her work was in Kibera, the largest slum in Africa. An illegal settlement, Kibera's one million residents receive no healthcare, education, sanitation services, or other municipal assistance. Merin, a CNR education major, tutored children with AIDS.
Tegan Nguyen '07
traveled to Haiti in March 2010 with the Tzu Chi Foundation, a Buddhist-Taiwanese organization with members from forty countries. Its mission is to provide "compassionate relief" - the meaning of the term, "Tzu Chi." Tegan worked specifically with the Tzu Chi International Medical Association, having just graduated from medical school. Medical services were provided in Port-au-Prince out of tents.
Fiona Hibbert ’04
served with the Ursuline Sisters' long-term service organization Companions in Mission in Frontenac, Minnesota. She participated in a residential treatment program for high-risk male juvenile offenders ranging in age from 10 to 21 years. Fiona also assisted with EQUIP classes. She worked with staff to present sessions on problem solving, anger management, moral reasoning, and social skills development.
Geisha Osborne ’04
lived in a L’Arche Harbor House community in Florida for two years. L’Arche USA is part of the international federation of L’Arche communities in which people with disabilities and assistants choose to live and work together. They work to create homes, welcoming people with disabilities and thereby responding to the distress of those who are too often rejected, giving them a valid place in society. Reflection on service
Jennifer Pinheiro ’04
volunteered with Americorps. She is a certified nurses’ aide and worked as a medical assistant at the Dr. Elias Health Clinic for uninsured adults in Taunton, MA. Her duties were various and included blood pressure checks and in-home care for the elderly.
Tracy Arce ’01
worked with Americorps in Alaska. She was the School Program Coordinator for the In-School Mentoring Program for Big Brothers/Big Sisters in Southeast Alaska. She also worked alongside National Senior Services/Foster Grandparent Program, The Ketchikan Regional Youth Facility (a residential detention center like juvenile hall), Youth Court, and SERRC.
For further information, contact Jennifer Crowhurst, Campus Minister, at (914) 654-5339, email@example.com