Fall 2014| Posse Los Angeles Quarterly

  

Pre-Collegiate Scholars Engage in Community Service Projects

This past summer Posse Scholars in Pre-Collegiate Training participated in several service learning projects throughout Los Angeles. These service projects are an opportunity for Scholars to engage with complex social issues, learn about community needs, and see first-hand how different organizations work to address them.

Scholars volunteered at Esperanza Elementary School’s Reading to Kids program, assisted with beach cleanup for Heal the Bay, sorted donations of essential baby gear and clothing for young children for Baby2Baby, and served meals to homeless clients at the Midnight Mission.

Founded in 1914, today the Mission serves over 1,600 individuals daily and offers everything from housing and job placement assistance to a neighborhood “Safe Sleep” program for women and children on the streets. Scholars participated in one of the most critical pieces of their work: feeding the homeless. From food prep to cooking, serving and cleaning, Posse Scholars learned a great deal about the amount of work that goes into organizing and providing a service.

As Scholars completed their service projects, many shared their desire to become involved in the communities surrounding their new college campuses.

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