community service & ALTERNATIVE BREAKS
The Office of Student Services assists students in engaging with their local, regional, national and global communities through service. One of the ways the Office of Student Affairs facilitates community service is by providing students with a wide range of opportunities for professional and life experience, often demonstrated through service to their communities.
Volunteering is a great way to inspire, recognize and encourage people to seek out imaginative ways to engage with surrounding communities. In an effort to give back to our local communities, NEOMED hosts three services days each year.
- Make A Difference Day – Saturday, October 27, 2018
- MLK Day of Service – Monday, January 21, 2019
- NEOMED Spring Day of Service – Saturday, May 11, 2019
Alternative Spring Breaks
NEOMED Alternative Spring Breaks are experiences for our students to learn about social justice issues within our society, by engaging in active service and being involved in meaningful discussions and reflection that ultimately help individuals become catalysts for social change.
Experiences Available for April 2019
Urban-Focused One Day Experience
Location: Youngstown, OH
Partner Organization: Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown
Dates: Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Participants: 12 students at max
Experience: Serve a variety of community partners in collaboration with the Ursuline Sisters, and organization doing meaningful community work right here in northeastern Ohio. Meet people from diverse cultures and assist in programs designed to support children, senior citizens, new citizens and immigrants, and people living with HIV/AIDS in the urban areas of Youngstown.
Rural-Focused Week Long Experience
Location: Athens, OH
Partner Organization: Good Works, Inc.
Dates: April 8-12, 2019, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day
Fee: $200/student, includes lodging and meals
Participants: 20 students at max
Experience: Good Works, Inc., is a faith-based Christian community and their vision is to create a loving Community of HOPE for people who are struggling with homelessness, poverty, addiction, and those who are elderly, widowed and disabled living in the rural Appalachia areas of Ohio.
Need-Based Scholarships Available
Financial assistance is available to students who want to participate in these experiences, but cannot afford the cost due to a financial hardship. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need through an application process. Students can apply for partial or full scholarships, depending on their need and experience of interest.
Scholarship applicants must:
- Register for their trip and pay the initial deposit ($25) before applying for a need-based scholarship
- Submit the application and send a current resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Submit two reference letters; one personal and one professional/academic. Each reference must send their letter of support to email@example.com
- Agree to send a two-page photo journal/summary of their trip due 10 days after returning from their service trip
Scholarship applications along with reference letters must be submitted by Sunday, March 10, 2019.
Applicants are reviewed on a first come, first served basis with limited funding available.