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BADM 1002 10 First Year Development


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I attended the showcase in room 309 in which students studying human services and social justice presented about food deserts in award 8 of the Washington DC area. This showcase was particularly impactful because it highlighted the problems that exist within Washington DC outside of Foggy Bottom. I found it really meaningful that the presenters also touched on efforts being made to fix the food desert problems and motivated their audience to support these causes and work to become more informed on the issues outside of campus when it comes to inaccessibility to affordable and healthy food options. This forum will not allow me to upload a photo, however I have one and can email it or show it to my instructors in class.

From 2:30 to 3:30, I attended the session in which leaders of Last Call and Community Engaged Consulting presented on the initiatives that they have started. I was really interested in the Last Call initiative and I learned that a staggering 40% of food is wasted. I have already signed up for Last Call and feel that it is an amazing way to combat both food waste and food insecurity at GW.

Overall, I had a lot of takeaways from the symposium and enjoyed learning about how GW students are impacting and learning about their communities.
The showcase presentation that was most impactful to me was the one about Seniors in Ward 2. The presenters talked about how George Washington University housing and realestate is negatively affecting the senior citizen community. I honestly didn't realize how the university was affecting the livelihood of senior citizens and there does need to be a plan put in place to protect them.

I attended the Beyond Service session. Throught this I learned about the many resources that are offered at GW for community engagement. I also learned that having a process in how you handle certain problems in a community will help in your understanding what the community needs so that you can help them efficiently.
Symposium Questions for Class Credit
Question #1 Which showcase presentation was most impactful to you and why? (Be sure to upload a picture)
Question #2 Which of the six sessions did you attend from 2:30-3:30? In your session, what was something new your learned about community engaged scholarship?
Hello BADM 1002 Students! If you need help finding a place to serve this link from the Nashman Center has multiple pages of organizations that GW Students have served with in Community Engaged Classes there are also links to each community partner's website so you can learn more about the organization and opportunities that they have for service https://gwserves.givepulse.com/group/affiliates/128546 feel free to reach out if you have any questions.