For the first time, a club paticipated in Service-Learning and exhibited at S-L Day. Lionnel Ronduen represented the Bio Club by creating a poster and speaking about their bio-related service. It was a great way to connect the club's service requirement to their majors. Since they are becoming experts in their field, why not put that knowledge to use for the community and envionment?
The SHINE student leaders displayed work from their new site at Kukui Tower. Debbie Lowry's Interior Design students showed their work with Lanakila Rehab Center; Amanda Street's new "Observation and Assessment of Young Children" course represented their partnership with Palolo Head Start.
From Palolo, community members and leaders came to share about our partnerships. We were thrilled to host our friends from Palolo Elementary, the Mutual Assistance Associations Center (MAAC), Jarrett Middle School, and the Palolo Hale/Kids'Club.
Although there were many who participated in the event, there were also many people MISSING - service-learning had called three classes to Molokai, where students and faculty were carrying out their VITA and FAFSA Projects on the island. Their absences were excused, since they were busy doing service-learning work!
Warm MAHALO goes out to the Chaminade GSA members, who were great in helping with promoting the event and running the T-shirt game. Student Jennifer Andrin, who works with the Service-Learning Office, helped organize and set up the event; she even recruited her husband Darin's manpower for the entire day." Angels" Marcia Bulosan, Bro. Jerry Bommer, Tasha Castro, Dawn Baxter, Denise Pierson, and Atina Pascua also became kokua crew.
Of course, thanks to all the faculty, students, and community partners who give us reason to celebrate Service-Learning at Chaminade.