When I first set out to find potential community service organizations to work with for this project I naturally followed the advice of Sandy and Rawlisha and went to the Community Service Fair! The fair was extremely informative. There were booths manned by representatives from a variety of organizations – from AIESEC to Dress for Success to Meals on Wheels – the organization my group eventually chose to work with. All of these representatives had flyers, videos and lots of information for me to relay back to my group. The fair gave me a taste not only of the many community organizations there are in this area but of some of the organizations we have here at Baruch.
While I attended the fair to work on the FRO community service project I was also there to cover it for a news story for The Ticker. I joined The Ticker at the beginning of the year and it has been a great experience. I have met a lot of smart, driven people and gotten the opportunity to cover many events such as the Community Service Fair. I have also gotten to do one of my favorite things – write.
Over the coming semesters I plan to continue to write for The Ticker and to be involved in my community by helping out at some of the organizations that I saw at the fair.