This spring semester, Community College of Vermont (CCV) is offering an opportunity to provide community service work in our own country. Unlike traditional study abroad courses, this offering will bring students to the New Orleans area, where they will not only experience the culture and beauty of the old French city, but also learn about social problems there and provide 30 hours of hands-on community service.
The course, titled Social Problems, is open to new and returning students, as well as life-long learners interested in an opportunity to make a difference.
The course will be taught by CCV academic advisor Mica DeAngelis and long-time faculty Barry Mansfield. They have been to the Gulf area four times since Hurricane Katrina, working with Habitat for Humanity to help rebuild homes. The work sites will be determined by the needs of the local community, but students must be in good physical condition, culturally sensitive, and willing to work hard.
For more information on the course, visit www.ccv.edu or call the CCV office at 388-3032.