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Volunteering at the Wellesley Housing Authority

I am grateful to be part of the Barton Road After School Program. While not every day at Barton is a walk in the park, participating in the program has given me great joy and has been very insightful. Over the year at Barton, we have done tons and tons of different activities. We have…

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Cradles to Crayons Experience

Joining Cradles to Crayons has been the one of the most eye opening and influential experience I have had at Babson College. For those that do not know what Cradles is, Cradles to Crayons is a distribution center in Brighton that supplies care packages to low income families and those in need. Cradles gives out…

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Needham Entrepreneurial Leadership Program

It was my absolute privilege and pleasure to have been part of Needham ELP which was designed to stimulate the entrepreneurial mindsets of high school students within the Needham area. However, the experience went deeper than that and we were able to cultivate effective relationships with the students. We got to know and interact with…

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Why CAP?

The smiles on their faces, their open arms when you walk in, and their curiosity always brings me back to the kids. I have been working in the CAP program for four years now and it has been a great experience. This year, I am part of the Pusan Road after School program. I am…

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Pusan Road Program

My name is Leslie Parra and I am a Posse scholar and a junior here at Babson. I’ve taken part in the Community Action Program for about 3 semesters now. I’ve done the Wellesley Barton Road Program, the Framingham Pusan Road Program and the Framingham Musterfield Program. I’m used to being around younger kids because…

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Musterfield Program

My name is Leslie Parra and I am a Posse scholar and a junior here at Babson. I have worked in the Musterfield Framingham Program for 2 semesters now. This program has hit close to my heart because of a certain young man, Eric, that I found myself connecting a lot with especially this semester.…

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Positivity Goes a Long Way

After working at the Interfaith Housing Authority for the past semester, I have really seen the impact mentoring can have on these children. Last semester, I worked at the Musterfield ELP program and although we had a similar objective, the children that came were much less consistent so it’s a huge change to see all…

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It’s Not About You

Joining CAP: Friends of the Homeless of the South Shore a month and half later than everyone else, I was not quite sure if I would really fit in and enjoy waking up early on Friday mornings. Just a month and some change after my first day, I’ve realized quite a few things. For one, CAP…

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A’s Instead of C’s

I started the Community Action Program (CAP) freshman year, and now 5 semesters later, I am still helping children in the youth afterschool programs. I worked at Barton Road for two semesters and then moved to Pusan Road where I worked for three semesters. Regardless of the location, it was a pleasurable experience working with…

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Mini-FME venture

The Needham ELP had been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I have always derived a deeper meaning from helping others in my community, and having had the opportunity to be actively engaged, I feel as if I made an impact. As part of the program, the local high school students participated…