Hello Class of 2023!
My name is Sarah Curtis (Class of 2020) and I am a staff member with the Marilou Allen Office of Service and Community Collaboration (OSCC). Today I’ll be talking about what community service looks like at Haverford and how you, as frosh, can get involved.
OSCC is comprised of seven student staff members and one office coordinator, who plan events and service trips around campus and in greater Philadelphia as well as collaborate with student-led clubs that critically engage students in our local and larger communities. We are dedicated to confronting inequality and enacting positive change in our communities. We support students by making service inclusive, accessible and meaningful. By challenging ideas about service and the communities we work with, we facilitate growth and learning. We aim to build relationships with, and advocate for, the groups we serve. Through connecting students with opportunities we provide tangible ways to engage with critical social issues outside the classroom.
Now, onto the part of the blog post that pertains to each of you. Along with the Activities Fair (September 7) the OSCC is hosting an event for the incoming first year class to learn about service opportunities on and off campus and meet representatives from student-led clubs that are oriented towards community service, advocacy, and environmental responsibility. The event will be September 6 from 2-4 pm on the dining center lawn. This is a great opportunity for you to learn about what community service looks like at Haverford and to get to know students and community partners who do work that you are interested in. There will also be activities like: registering to vote, signing up for organ donation, and signing up for a library card. Oh, and did we mention there will be FREE ICE CREAM SANDWICHES and ROCKING TUNES?!
The Office of Service Student Staff:
Sarah Curtis ‘20
Mary Cott ‘21
Cat Kim ‘21
Angie Petrichenko ‘21
Nathan Akerheilm ‘22
Anna DiAntonio ‘22
Saul Ontiveros ‘22
and Emily Johnson, Office Coordinator