GWC Students Volunteer for Community Clean-up

On Saturday, September 29,  71 students and faculty participated in a neighborhood clean up as part of a multi-project Service Learning Program, made possible by a CSU Partnership Grant.

Students volunteered their time to clean up the Oak View neighborhood in Huntington Beach. Oak View is an approximately one square mile with a population of approximately 10,000 individuals. The low-income residents face multiple barriers in accessing services and financial resources. This project helps beautify the neighborhood.
Volunteers picked up trash from the neighborhood and cleaned the elementary school: washed the entire  gym, washed windows, cleaned the play ground equipment, and swept the sand off the playground. Home Depot and Harbor Freight donated the shovels, gloves and bags.

Service learning is a powerful means of teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.
Golden West College is engaging students in three more community based service activities this Fall.

November 11 – Military Deployment Project
November 21 – Sustainability Project
December 1 – Dream Act Project

Faculty and students from College 100 and Peace Studies classes, ASGWC, Alpha Gamma Sigma, the Peace, Mind & Body Club, and the Sustainability Club.