The Value of Community service

I would like to take this opportunity to express the improvement I have made over the past semester. With the project that we had in Freshman seminar we learned about the idea from the club fair. The college fair helped open our minds to the many different organizations that New York has to offer. From little things, to life changing things, there is a cause that is willing to help. InMotion, which is the organization that I chose, helps women who don’t have money gain the legal support that they need. If they don’t have money to afford a lawyer or they are illegal immigrants, they can come to InMotion of help with their issues.

This project helped me connect with some of the teacher and advisors in the school. Before taking upon myself this organization, I had not known how rampant women abuse is. Every day, women from all facets of the City are being abused in unimaginable ways. Even in our own school I found out that abuse is a central problem that is not discussed too often. Many young girls, at the age of 19, are being abused by their partners or their boyfriends. This was an issue that I saw many teachers were bothered with. They felt as if it was an issue that no one tackled.

That is why I am so proud to be a part of this organization. I am excited to address the worries of so many teachers and of the students of Baruch. After working at InMotion, I hope, that together with my group we will bring notice to InMotion. I want to spread the word as much as I can throughout the school. I feel that this organization will make the school a better place and it will ultimately help the entire population at Baruch College.

After connecting with some teachers on this issue I found out how caring the teacher at Baruch are. They care for the well being of every student and they care that every student is happy. I think, this knowledge, will help me form close relationships with many of my teachers that I will be able to use in the future. As well, through this project, I realized how caring and genuine people are. Even if on the exterior people look like they don’t care, deep down in side they do. People who I would not imagine cared of such a problem, actually cared a lot. They felt real sympathy for these women. As a result I realized that community service is an essential part of life. Through community service we can change the lives of many and we can address the problems that so many care about.

In three years I can honestly say that I do not know where I will be. I don’t even know what will happen tomorrow. What I do know is how important community service is and how many people take true concerns with many social issues. I hope these two things will shape who I become over the next three years and I hope I can make a lasting difference with them.

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  1. ss113481 says:

    Shaya, it’s good to see that you’ve found a cause that you can contribute to. I’m sure you will meet more people you can relate to and learn from when you volunteer at inMotion. Community service and volunteering for a cause really does change a person and shape one’s values.

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