Henry P. Hessel, Matt D. Hurtubise, Jake W. Kocinski


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The Building Communities through Social Justice Learning and Living Cohort (BCSJLLC) strives to help students understand the importance of social justice, community service, and civic engagement while providing students with opportunities to grow as leaders. The LLC's primary mission is literacy and all BSCJLLC members performed service learning in the community by tutoring. All members of BSCJLLC were trained by the LLC's community partner Project READ to tutor students in K-8 and young adults. Project READ then placed us in tutoring positions in local elementary schools like Holy Angels Grade School. Throughout our tutoring we developed great relationships with the students and assisted teachers that were overworked. We helped students improve their skill in math, reading, and writing by using a number of educational strategies like flashcards to help them memorize and pronounce words. It is through this program that we learned how to carry out the University of Dayton's mission of civic engagement at the local level and to apply the Marianist principles of learn, lead, and serve.

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Matthew D. Archer

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