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Guilford College 2009 Annual Report

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Please add narrative text that responds to the questions in the four categories below.


Implementation of Student Development

What was the structure and content for the implementation of the developmental model this year?  In particular, please share (no more than one page text needed):

  • The Structure for training, courses, & meetings
  • Cornerstone Activities including First Year Trip, Second Year Exchange, Third Year (and beyond) Leadership Roles, and Senior Capstone & Presentation of Learning
  • Roles of Student Leaders in integration of the Serve 2.0 initiative (e.g., developing and using web-based tools for service)

 First Year -

•    Class: Representative from the learning commons talk to students about time management

•    Expectations and introduce developmental model

•    Volunteer Training (exploration and awareness building)

o    Setting Objectives for Service and Projects

•    Diversity Training:  

o    Anti-Racism Training, Multi-culturalism workshop / Identity Theories; Working with Diverse Communities

•    2nd:  Service, Advocacy, and Activism:  how does this connect to me?

o    Citizenship

o    Bridging the Gap between service, advocacy and activism

•    Communication and Reflection Skills (Safety Net Activity)

•    Conflict Resolution

•    Resume and Personal Statements

•    E- Portfolios

•    First Year Trip

o    Start fundraising in the fall semester

•    Understanding Homelessness with Michelle Forest, local activist for the homeless

link to 1st year syllabus 

Sophomore Year

•    Recommitment one on ones

•    Passions and Purposes

•    Finding your Vocation and Calling

•    Self-Exploration

•    Spirituality:

o    Tuesdays with Morrie

o    Max/Scott from Quaker center led discussion on religion/spirituality and cultures

•    Lobbying workshop:

o     Advocacy 101 / Meeting with your Congress Person

•    Interests and skills

•    Career Counseling

•    E-portfolios

•    Personal Mission and/or vision:  

o    Creating a Personal Vision Statement, How  to write a mission statement

•    Speakers of various occupations:

o    Service, Advocacy, and Activism

      Board of Directors; Building a Personal or Career Network

•    Homelessness (Michelle Forest)

Junior Year

•    Choose a committed site

•    River Stories: A Team-Building Activity

•    Connecting Academics to Vocation, Purposes, and Career path

•    Building a Personal Network

•    Building Coalitions

•    Power Mapping

•    Optimistic About What? Utilizing Community Assets

•    Using the Media to Get Out a Message

•    Interviewing

•    Search for jobs and graduate schools

o    Building Career Networks

•    E- Portfolios

•    Passions and Purposes: Cheryl Bridges

•    Linking with Local Community & Business Resources

•    Policy Options, Advocacy 201    

•    Conflict Resolution

Senior Year

•    Building Strong Partnerships

•    My Way or the Highway

•    Identity Circles

•    Last Words

•    Budgeting

•    Apartment / Housing search

•    Job searching tips/advice

•    Finalize E- Portfolios

•    Senior Bonner Presentations

•    Senior Legacy Scrapbook

All Bonner Meetings

•    Goal Collage

•    Colors training

•    Santes Batey

•    Monthly group service projects

•    Greensboro Faith and Hospitality

•    Greensboro Libraries

•    Friends Home



Implementation of Community Partnerships

Please share a summary of your work with community partners, highlighting your work regarding  (no more than one page text needed):

  •  Arrangement and management of community partnerships and placements (orientation, site visits, meetings, strategic planning)
  •  How partners were engaged as co-educators, including academic linkages, courses, and student advising
  • Partnerships managed through site-based or issue-oriented teams, as well as other issue-based organizing undertaken
  • Capacity building initiatives for community partners (such as workshops, policy research, or resource development)

This year saw our community partnerships grow stronger through new programming and academic linkages. Sadly, we lost a long time community partner in Mcleansville Prison which became a casualty of state budget cuts. Immigration reform emerged as a primary issue focus and allowed an opportunity to create new partnerships in our community and beyond.

Bonner Center for Community Learning  Service Site Commitments 2008-2009

African Services Coalition—Volunteer with an African immigrant or refugee at their home. Tutor the children, help adults with their English proficiency through general conversation, and assist adults with basic socialization skills. 

Community A.I.D.S. Awareness Project (CAAP) – Organize campus events to educate students about issues related to HIV and A.I.D.S. Serve on the leadership team to locate additional funds and to plan activities throughout the year. 


Glenhaven Multicultural After School Tutorial – Provide tutoring to children, who are refugees from the highlands of Vietnam, as well as children from Liberia, the Sudan, and many other countries. Serve as a mentor and plan field trips. 


Glenwood Library ESOL with Adult Immigrants—Work with Immigrant adults from various countries to increase their English proficiency, assist with acclimation to the community and offer cultural exchanges. 

Hunger Fellows – Work independently and with various anti-hunger organizations to educate, inform and provide the community with basic nutritional needs. 

McCleansville Reading & Discussion Group – Participate in a discussion group and serve as a positive role model for male inmates at McCleansville Prison (minimum-security facility). 

Pathways Tutoring & Enrichment Program – Tutor children at Pathways, a temporary housing shelter designated for families. Serve as a mentor and plan other activities for the children. 

Project Community – This student-run community service office organizes service-related events on and off campus, helps students find volunteer opportunities in the wider community, supports other campus student organizations engaged in service or issues of social change, and promotes a campus-wide ethic of service. 

Project H.E.R.E. This site is looking to increase the number of Latinas and Latinos in college; and to accomplish that goal, there are two different groups: the middle school tutoring, which meets twice a week at there respective local schools to tutor in different subjects and to participate in a leadership class, and the youth group team, which meets once a week on and off campus locations to mentor and prepare them to go to college. 


Project Home  - Work closely with the Greensboro Housing Coalition to address problems of substandard housing in Greensboro by bringing houses up to code through repairing, painting, and getting rid of lead-based paints.  Work closely with low-income residents and those that have been unfairly discriminated against in the housing market.  Be an advocate for safe housing through community research, readings, panel discussions, and much more. 

Servant Center—Participate in evening activities and conversation with men at the Servant Center, a temporary shelter for homeless men with health problems. 

YWCA Teen Families in Need – Support young mothers and their children by mentoring a teen mom, or providing childcare for infants and toddlers. 

Kiser Middle School (new this year)

Kiser DNA (Diversity in Academics) is a multicultural tutoring program designed to meet the needs of each individual child. Volunteers tutor twice a week in math or literacy. The goal is to give middle school students a diverse tutoring curriculum in order to engage them in learning to enhance their reading, writing and math skills. 

Campus-Wide Culture and Infrastructure 

Please describe key activities and structures related to the development of campus-wide infrastructure and the role of the Bonner Program in enhancing (or being enhanced by) campus-wide culture and participation in service.  In particular, share  (no more than one page text needed):

  • Key activities for faculty engagement and academic connections.  In particular, note any connections to curricular offerings that are linked to the Bonner Program.
  • Key relationships and activities involving other departments or divisions on campus (for example for recruitment, student wellness or retention, financial aid, and so on).
  • Unique initiatives (such as events, assessment, or strategic planning) that have enhanced institutionalization of service and civic engagement on campus.


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Serve 2.0 

Please highlight your key activities related to the integration of web-based tools as they are connected to the design, management, and outreach for service.  In particular, share  (no more than one page text needed):

  • Link to your campus-wide service center or Bonner Program wiki ,web-site, or Ning site. Please explain how it’s most used and by whom.
  • Your integration with other social media tools (such as the Bonner Network Forum/Ning, Twitter, YouTube, the Bonner Video Project, PolicyOptions Wiki, or others)


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Campus Issue Profiles

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