October was probably our busiest month so far with the River Town Outreach Corps. My biggest project of the month was working with California University of Pennsylvania in putting together a day of service where students would do projects around the borough of California. Our focus that day was to do park cleanup and improvements as well as to install mum planters around town to brighten up the business district. Another service project that I was a part of was in Fredericktown where I helped prepare a store front to be painted. I have also continued to teach my Sociology Service Learning course at Cal U and the students have been really responsive to my lessons about community development and sustainability. The California River Town Action Team also met this past month and we had our best meeting yet as we prioritized our goals for next year. I want to organize one more California community event before my term is over and I am taking care of that right now along with the Cal U Americorp student Lauren Turosik. Time is moving fast but I still have some things I want to get done.
November 3, 2011 •