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Community-Engaged Scholarship


Emory Loescher

I was a part of a Food Tidy Up Shift at Martha's Kitchen for 2 hours. We spent the first part of the shift sorting cans from the Martha's Table van into different categories; canned meat, vegetables, tomatoes, soup, beans, pasta, etc. Then, we brought these cans into the indoor pantry and outdoor shed. Afterward, I spent time sweeping out "McKenna's Wagon" while the other 3 volunteers with me wiped off the tables and scrubbed the backmost part of the van. Finally, we swept the kitchen floor.

Gave 2.00 hours on 12/07/2019 with BISC 1007 Food, Nutrition, and Service
Mia Parker

Today we helped serve over 300 meals for breakfast.

Gave 3.00 hours on 12/07/2019 with BISC 1007 Food, Nutrition, and Service
Hannah Eslick

Helped serve food to people in need/homeless.

Gave 3.00 hours on 12/07/2019 with George Washington University, UW 1020 M47 University Writing
Colin O'Brien

Another great experience at DC central kitchen!! Thanks all for the help and training!

Gave 3.00 hours on 12/07/2019 with George Washington University, Office of Sustainability, SUST 3003 World on a Plate
Gustavo Ruiz

Gustavo @ United Community

Gave 0.17 hour on 12/06/2019 with HSCI 2110 Disease Prevention/ Health Promotion
Hannah Eslick

Helped stock the GW Store with food!

Gave 1.00 hour on 12/06/2019 with George Washington University, UW 1020 M47 University Writing
Ruth Odukoya

Ruth @ Enable, Inc

I met with Theresa Shillingford today, a behaviorist employed at Enable, Inc. She expressed how efficient my proposal will be to the residents. She also expressed to me the recent change in the funding policy for Enable. Up until recently, Enable received funding from the state for community exercise and events but the recent change to Medicare has shorten a huge sum of those fundings. Now most activities the residents do are funded by themselves or by their families. Theresa also believe that my idea to involve the community in a volunteer manner will help the residents and Enable, Inc will be happy to be a part of carrying this out. Since most of the idea involves active activities, it can be achieved simply by engaging the public in volunteer work. The population to be addressed are, students, healthcare professionals that can offer free education on the various types of exercise to practice with the residents. She agreed to be a point of contact for me, when I decide to present the finished proposal to Enable, Inc.

Gave 1.82 hours on 12/06/2019 with HSCI 2110 Disease Prevention/ Health Promotion
Efim Oykhman

Packaged and cooked food for kids at the school

Gave 4.00 hours on 12/06/2019 with BISC 1007 Food, Nutrition, and Service
Sahra Maxwell

Today we assisted in cooking, helped created a recipe, promoted the market, checked in shoppers, and cleaned the market.

Gave 3.50 hours on 12/06/2019 with BISC 1007 Food, Nutrition, and Service
Aidan Cage

I worked to distribute canned goods and produce to those in Southeast who need assistance

Gave 3.00 hours on 12/06/2019 with BISC 1007 Food, Nutrition, and Service
Kidan Tesfamichael
Shelley Friedland

We cleaned out pots of plants that were dead/hadn't grown, collected compost from Anthropology and brought it to the roof, and cleaned up around the room for the end of the semester!

Gave 1.00 hour on 12/06/2019 with BISC 1007 Food, Nutrition, and Service
Kidan Tesfamichael
Emory Loescher

Today, I along with Shelley and Kimmie, watered the plants that were still alive and fed the frog. I also refilled the oil diffuser. We went to the anthropology department to collect their frozen compost; coffee grounds. We then disposed of dead plants and cleaned up the greenhouse.

Gave 2.00 hours on 12/06/2019 with BISC 1007 Food, Nutrition, and Service
Yifan Yin

Picked up food and put them up onto the shelves, broke down the boxes and took them to the recycling place

Gave 1.00 hour on 12/06/2019 with BISC 1007 Food, Nutrition, and Service
Aidan Cage

Gave 1.00 hour on 12/06/2019 with BISC 1007 Food, Nutrition, and Service
Andrew Li

We sorted and hung clothes for Martha's Table's merchandiser in Anacostia. The clothes were for children and families in need of nice, cheap clothes.

Gave 3.00 hours on 12/06/2019 with BISC 1007 Food, Nutrition, and Service