LOGAN Center

Posted on May 25, 2012 in Community Partners by Tara

The mission of LOGAN is to support people with developmental disabilities in achieving their desired quality of life.  Community Based Learning opportunities offer students and the people of LOGAN the chance to connect in meaningful ways. At LOGAN, we work with the professors and students to tailor experiences. Some past experiences include:

  • Through EPICS, engineering students have specially adapted toys for children with physical challenges and in turn taught therapists and parents how to make these adaptations.
  • Through the University Writing Program, students wrote life stories of individuals, interviewing them and piecing together their lives in story format so that even those who have no family or are deemed less important by society, can be validated and ‘live on’.
  • Students from the Disability Awareness Seminar beautified LOGAN Industries, framing client artwork. They taught photography and featured photos taken by clients in an art show on campus and even held a theater production with a cast of people with and without disabilities.

These are just some of the CBL projects at LOGAN. We would be thrilled to work together to design experiences to suit curriculum goals.

Center for the Homeless

Posted on May 25, 2012 in Community Partners by Tara

1. The Center for the Homeless is seeking a student(s)to assist our coaches in a project aimed at tightening the connections between former guests and the Center; the student(s) would work with the coach to prepare a survey of the needs of our outreach clients and then conduct the survey. Based on the results, the student(s)and coach would devise means to carry them out in an effective manner.
2. The Center for the Homeless is seeking a student(s) to help in our data collection and analysis area; we would like to enhance especially our analytic skills to know more and more in depth about the needs our guests have; this would also involve better demographic interpretation. The student would work with a data specialist and coaches to prepare and conduct special surveys, and then seek means to carry out our mission in a better manner.
3. The Center for the Homeless seeks a student(s) to help in our development area – by assisting to thank our donors properly; by researching best practices in non-profit fundraising; by analyzing our current efforts in this general area, especially in our car donations program.  The student(s) would also assist our events coordinator with special events we sponsor.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Joseph County

Posted on May 25, 2012 in Community Partners by Tara

Assistance with web page design and other social media applications in order to better market our volunteer opportunities.

Corvilla

Posted on May 25, 2012 in Community Partners by Tara

Corvilla would like assistance in creating a new Website, we are also looking for an Intern to help in the Development Office.

Food Bank of Northern Indiana

Posted on May 25, 2012 in Community Partners by Tara

Mission partners committed to the advancement of public health .  Must have an entrepreneural spirit.

El Campito, Inc. (Child Development)

Posted on May 25, 2012 in Community Partners by Tara

Ongoing outcome measures research project has used faculty advisors and partners from Notre Dame.  There is an ongoing need for students to help with surveys, data and file management, and statistical analysis.

Hannah & Friends

Posted on May 25, 2012 in Community Partners by Tara

We are looking for assistance in redesigning and updating our website to make it more user friendly.
We have started a new program where we go into local schools and present on being a friend to individuals with special needs. We will be looking to get students more involved in this program in the 2012-2013 school year. Will require more time commitment than typical volunteer position.

Family Justice Center

Posted on May 25, 2012 in Community Partners by Tara

The Family Justice Center could use help assessing and evaluation our programs and intervention strategies to learn how they are impacting individuals in our community.

Ronald McDonald House

Posted on May 25, 2012 in Community Partners by Tara

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Michiana this fall will begin researching community needs for expansion of services that might include:  grants, scholarships, Ronald McDonald House.  This will include developing a matrix for costs, staff additions, facilities and revenue opportunities. Our mission is to create, find and support programs that benefit the health and well-being of children in our community.