Elder Advocacy

The Elder Advocacy VASE program aims to provide a learning experience for Lawrentians. The program will ask Lawrentians to ponder: Why college age individuals should care about the needs of the elder community? Why inter-generational relationships matter? The program seeks first-year Lawrentians to work and engage with the questions above, but does not require students to be an expert in these questions in order to apply. However, interested students should have the curiosity to answer these questions.

This schedule is subject to changes:

Week 1: Apply for the program
Week 2: Selection process
Week 3: Volunteer with Appleton Volunteer Center (time and place TBD)
Week 4: MLK Day! Empower elders at Brewster Village by creating six word memoirs that can be shared with the community that cares for them.
Week 5: Volunteer training: Ethical Service Engagement
Week 6: Vicky Liang ‘19, Elder Advocacy Program Coordinator presentation. Homework: elder topics research
Week 7: Volunteer activities at Brewster Village
Week 8: Share what you’ve learned and consider proposing a service project (informal)
Week 9: Celebration and Certificate

Contact Vicky Liang with any questions.

Sign up for the program here.

Fair Housing and Hunger

The Fair Housing and Hunger VASE program aims to provide a learning experience for Lawrentians. The focus of this program will be fair housing and hunger in the Fox Valley. This program will attempt to follow the trajectory of homelessness from the Pillars Warming Shelter to the Health and Home Safety Workshop, the final class that Habitat for Humanity future homeowners must attend before getting a house. The purpose of this program is to get Lawrentians engaged with the struggles of fair housing and hunger in the Fox Valley community and encourage them to do consistent and meaningful volunteering in a way that benefits both sides.

This schedule is subject to changes
Week 1: Apply for the program
Week 2: Selection process
Week 3: TBD
Week 4: MLK Day Event Participation
Week 5: Serve a meal at the Fox Valley Warming Shelter
Week 6: Speaker from Fork Farms
Week 7: Rock the Block
Week 8: Health and Home Safety Workshop
Week 9: Celebration and Certificate

Contact Barbara Espinosa with any questions.

Sign up for the program here.

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