Journal #3

A lot of our community service project was suggested by Mohammad because he has already participated in the Village Community Boathouse.  I learned to talk with him about the Non-profit we are interested and he provided me with a lot of valuable information which makes me feel comfortable about the outcome of our upcoming presentation.  We also conversed with Sam about our project and she was very helpful in our construction of our presentation and decision about if the Village Community Boathouse is the right place to volunteer.

I have walked around the Starr center and found many interesting pamphlets which inform me about job opportunities.  The one I found most helpful was a pamphlet on Actuary Science.  I’ve also used the Library databases to my advantage in English and Business class and they have many valuable, reliable resources which I can make use of in my future classes.

I have joined a student club, a club called Fusion.  It is a primarily Filipino club, but racism is a thing of the past and I am welcomed as a non-Filipino.  There are very nice people in this club and I am always brightened up when one of my fellow club-mates waves hello or asks how I’m doing in the halls.  :)

As a result of the community service project, I have come to realize the importance of it and how community service accounts for many institutions we would likely not have if not for the good will of society.  The Village Community Boathouse for example is entirely dependent on volunteers to provide free services to anyone who desires them.

Non-profit organizations are important because they certain things are not meant to be labeled with a price, things like human connections which money shouldn’t be involved with.

In the next 3 years I see myself getting involved with a non-profit, maybe the Village Community Boathouse if I enjoy my experience as a volunteer there.  I’d also like to boost my grades now that I am assimilating to the New York community and growing more comfortable with it.

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