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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 and its impact on communities while providing students with opportunities to grow as leaders. Its primary mission is literacy. In the fall of 2011 we participated in the first annual Book Buddy Program with the Cleveland Elementary School. Our spring semester project was to tutor students. All members of BSCJLLC were trained by the LLCâs community partner Project READ to tutor students in K-8 and young adults. Project READ then placed us in tutoring positions at Holy Angels School. The school is committed to helping their students grow in their faith life and in academics. We worked with students in grades from kindergarten through the fifth grade. We assisted students with the alphabet, reviewing vocabulary words, reading books of their choice out loud, reviewing math skills through flashcards and games. This experience has allowed us to form bonds with the children and staff. We believe that we have grown personally and professionally through our experience by being given the opportunity to apply the Marianist principles of lead, learn, and serve through the Social Justice Living and Learning Community.
Matthew D. Archer
Primary Advisor's Department
Stander Symposium poster
Hill, James H.; Juniewicz-Fogle, Corey L.; and Novak, Andrew J., "Research exercise: Leadership and Service: A Social Justice Approach" (2012). Stander Symposium Posters. 85.