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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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,…

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…