The service project we will pretend is a non profit organization in East NY, Brooklyn. East NY community is ridden with crime violence and drugs. The non profit is a youth organization that provides an outlet for youths ages 10 to 18 to come together to motivate each other. They offer counseling and other recreational activities to foster positive growth.
What WILL YOU BE DOING FOR YOUR SERVICE PROJECT? For this assignment you will be required to serve a MINIMUM of 4 hours of community service at an agency of your choosing. You will be responsible for getting contact information including the name, title, phone number and email address for the SUPERVISOR or agency CONTACT PERSON for your project. After completing the service you will be required to give that information in the 1st question on your essay, so we can contact your supervisor/contact person if we have questions about your project. In writing your essay, you must answer in complete thoughts and complete sentences. Each question will be worth a certain amount of points totaling 100 points for this assignment.
how WILL YOU find out about places to volunteer? You will find a HANDOUT with contact information for various organizations in the SERVICE PROJECT FOLDER entitled “VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE PROJECT”.
A few examples of places you might be interested in that you will find on your list include:
· Snack pack for kids or KID’S Cafe
· High Plains Food Bank, AC FOOD PANTRY, or your local food bank
· Faith City mission or City Church or Salvation Army
· Family Support Services or Catholic Family Services
· Evelyn Rivers Projects (Sunshine House supports AC students and Christmas Project supports children)
· Dove Creek Equine Rescue or Amarillo Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
· Harrington Cancer Center (kids unit) or Hope & Healing Place or Ronald McDonald House
These are only a few examples. See the VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE PROJECT HANDOUT
how WILL YOU BE GRADED ON THIS PROJECT: This essay will be worth 100 points or equal to an exam towards your final grade. Your essay will be graded according to the rubric that is shown on the last pages of this document! Below, you will find all the questions for your essay. As well, you will find a TEMPLATE in the SERVICE PROJECT FOLDER, which you will USE to complete your essay. Be sure you take time to notice what you will be graded on. See Appendix 1.
EDITING YOUR WORK: Good ideas require excellent writing to be understood! Please take time to EDIT your work carefully as you will be graded on your grammar and writing mechanics for the 5 part essay, along with the organization of your thought and the “knowledge you posses” related to the data and graphs on poverty, as well as the questions being asked about your project. Write in complete sentences, remember punctuation and capitalization and proper grammar count! JUST A NOTE: “I” is a proper noun and should BE CAPITALIZED! This is NOT A TEXT MESSAGE TO YOUR FRIENDS! It’s a COLLEGE-LEVEL WRITING ASSIGNMENT!
Prior to UPLOADING your essay in the SERVICE PROJECT ESSAY DROP BOX, please be sure you edit it well, read it out loud to catch errors in your grammar and spelling, along with focusing your ideas to be clear and sharp. After your final edit, SAVE YOUR DOCUMENT as a WORD file or a RICH TEXT FORMAT file on your computer in a location you can find it. Your document should have either a .doc or .docx extension or a .rtf extension at the end of the file name. Then go to the DROP BOX, select BROWSE and retrieve your file. When you upload it, you should be able to see it in the TEXT BOX if it’s a WORD file. If it’s a RTF file, you should see a box indicating the file is there.
CITING SOURCES: A part of your grade will be over proper citing of sources for this project. Remember, in the items that are required to have a bibliography/reference section, be sure you cite your source with the authors name, date of publication and that title of the source, and publisher along with any pages you used, or, if your source is an online source include the title , any author, date, and the web address stating “Retrieved from”.
For example: Myers, D. (2014) Exploring Psychology (9th Edition). Worth, pages 35-39. OR
Henslin, J. (2016). Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach. Core Concepts (6th Edition). Pearson, page 102.
For an online source (particularly those related to your agency history) you will have a citation that looks like this:
High Plains Food Bank: About The Agency. Retrieved May 21, 2016 from https://www.hpfb.org/Hunger
As well, be sure you cite your sources in the body of your text: For example:
The purpose of the High Plains Food Bank is to help “food insecure” families get the nutrition they need in the 29 counties of the Texas Panhandle (High Plains Food Bank: About, May 21, 2016).
Or: Myers (2014, p. 375) tells us that people must have their basic needs met before they can accomplish higher order goals. This idea is put forth in Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs (Maslow, 1970), which shows that needs like hunger and thirst must be met before people will go after personal goals like building self-esteem and attaining an educational degree.
HINT: IF YOU LOOK IN YOUR REFERENCE SECTION OF YOUR TEXTBOOK, you will find the proper FORMAT for any REFERENCE that you are using for this essay!
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