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Summer Corps Week 5

As I sat in the front seat of a classroom watching the students of Verizon Innovative Learning program present their business ideas, I couldn’t stop thinking about the how each and every one of them have changed from the beginning of the program to who they are now. When I walked into the program on…

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Summer Corps Week 4

From turkey sandwiches to ice cream cookie sandwiches, it truly has been the summer of sandwiches. The Verizon Innovative Learning Program this summer has been one heck of a ride, that’s for sure. Trust me, taking the commuter rail is always an adventure. The first week was a bit rough though. We discovered that our job was…

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Summer Corps Week 3

Working in the Verizon Innovative Learning program has been both taxing and rewarding. Not only do I have the opportunity to teach something I am passionate about but I have the opportunity to learn as well. The program has taught me how to improve my communication skills. I’ve learned how to describe things in various…

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Summer Corps Week 2

The Verizon Innovative program has been very different from what I thought it would be. When I accepted the job I imagined working with my co-mentors to put an entrepreneurship-focused curriculum together and then teaching the lessons to a set of eager kids interested in business. However, this is not quite what I experienced my…

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Summer Corps Week 1

Going into the Summer Corps program I had very little knowledge on what I was going to be doing or what this summer was going to look like. What I knew for certain was that I was going to help teach entrepreneurship and business skills to high school students. During our few days of training,…

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Learning From Each Other

So far, I have had a great experience doing the CAP program at Barton Road. I am fairly new to the program, as I have only started this semester and there are others that have been doing it all year. But after the first couple of weeks, it feels as if I have been doing…

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Not an Ordinary Desk Job

I have been with the CAP program since the first week of beginning college. I was already aware that I didn’t want any ordinary desk job, designated to file papers and redirect phone calls. I wanted something more lively and deserving of my valuable time. I was also awarded work study in my financial package,…

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Learning to be Grateful through CAP

My experience at CAP has been a very interesting one. Being able to work at three programs, Barton Road, Pusan, and Cradles to Crayons, I feel like I have experienced a lot. For the first time, I work hands on with kids who don’t have much. It is amazing at how thankful they are just…

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Mentorship through CAP

I began working for the Community Action Program (CAP) at the Barton Road after school program during the Fall 2016 semester.  This was my first semester as a Babson student and I did not expect that this program would have such a significance in my adaptation to being at college. Working for CAP has introduced…

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Building a Home

Today was day 4 on the job and once again it flew by. Every day following the first day we were placed in the Habitat community where we helped build homes. For the majority of the week we spent our time working on 4 different homes, each one of them at different steps of the…