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Happy New Year! I'm looking for volunteer opportunities for University of New Haven students where they will provide direct service focusing on basic needs.
I’m currently working with Dr. Jason Jordan who will be offering a class called Poverty in American History. This course examines the social and institutional history of poverty in American history. Students will use both primary and secondary sources to understand the causes and effects of poverty on individuals and communities as well as changes over time in popular perceptions of the poor. This class will cover topics such as education, health, stereotypes, generational poverty, and government aid programs.
We are looking for an organization where our students could volunteer on a regular basis from early February – late April/early May. We would like our students to be able to provide a service that meets an actual need of your organization while the students connect with the local community. Students would benefit by interacting and engaging with people who have been impacted by government policies, education inequality, inadequate health insurance, etc. We would come to the organization with the intention of helping and our students would be learners. We would be cautious and cognizant not to exploit the people using your services.
If you think that you might have a service project for students, I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 203-479-4588. Thank you! Sally Anastos