Tufts Students Make a Difference in Treasure Beach!
Published: 2011-03-07Although it's been a few weeks since they came, served and left, the connections made with the community and projects completed by the students of Tufts University's Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service continue to be a talking point amongst stakeholders in the area. From the heart-rendering mural they painted at the Salvation Army Basic School (along with a clean-up of debris behind the school) to the inspirational house visits they made through local health clinics, assisting with the set up at a computer lab at the women's center, assitant teaching (and playing!) at the Sandy Bank Basic School and creating manipulatives with Dr. Geoff Karlebach at the Sandy Bank Primary School's learning resource center -- each project has left indelible mark on the community which will last for years to come.
Per chance visiting our area on holiday shortly after the Winter Service Trip, Dean of the Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service affirmed the benefit the exchange had on the students (and accompanying faculty) and has committed to keeping the program running -- calling the trip a resounding success -- hoping himself to return with the students next January.
Director Laura Henzell who helped to coordinate the projects and who worked closesly with Senior Program Manager Mindy Niremberg and her assistant faculty member Sarah Allred to see the program come to fruition said, "It was really beautiful to see the connection the students made across the board with the community. In listening to the individual student reflections of the work completed I really felt the essence of the exchange created - it was emotional and inspiring for everyone."
The below is a link to their newsletter published shortly after their return. Thank you Tufts students, Mindy and Sarah -- we hope to see you again soon!!