The Kennedy League

Engaged – Service Learning

April 16, 2018|Engaged - Service Learning|

Renewing Service Learning at JFKU

April 16, 2018|Engaged - Service Learning|

There are many reasons why institutions of higher learning include community service as part of their curriculum. For some, it’s to look good on paper, while others do it to fulfill an obligation to maintain or increase funding and accreditation. It is inspiring to see an institution actually back up its rhetoric of community service [...]

April 9, 2018|Engaged - Service Learning|

MBA Student Empowers People to Choose

April 9, 2018|Engaged - Service Learning|

Luxsanaree Limvarapuss, an MBA student at John F. Kennedy University, gets sad and frustrated when she sees people suffering from homelessness.  She says “some of them just lost their jobs or have been chronically unemployed. Kids are also impacted by parents who don’t have jobs and don’t have sufficient money to take care of their [...]

April 2, 2018|Engaged - Service Learning|

Raising Funds to Improve the Quality of Life for Animals

April 2, 2018|Engaged - Service Learning|

Undergraduate psychology student Christian Melton is passionate about animals. So for his Engaged Service Learning project he wanted to use his communication, marketing and public outreach skills as well as his knowledge of the human mind to improve the welfare of animals. So, he reached out to the Contra Costa Humane Society (CCHS), a Pleasant [...]

April 2, 2018|Community, Engaged - Service Learning|

Sowing the Seeds of Recovery

April 2, 2018|Community, Engaged - Service Learning|

There’s something about gardening. Touching the Earth and rooting through the soil with the sun beaming down can be a calming and therapeutic activity, and is sought after as a remedy for many illnesses. The field of STH, or social and therapeutic horticulture, follows this model - utilizing plant based activities including gardening to administer [...]

March 26, 2018|Community, Engaged - Service Learning|

Service Learning as a Vehicle for Change

March 26, 2018|Community, Engaged - Service Learning|

It’s no secret that this countries’ legal system is flawed. The rash of unmerited deaths suffered by innocent people at the hands of law enforcement along with a disproportionately high incarceration rate are just a few indicators that show how much needs to change. As this becomes more apparent, certain individuals are rolling up their [...]

March 19, 2018|Community, Engaged - Service Learning|

Giving Back: One Student’s Experience with Service Learning

March 19, 2018|Community, Engaged - Service Learning|

When Danielle Fowler, an undergraduate psychology student undertook her service learning project at JFK University, she had no idea what to expect. Service learning is a requirement needed to graduate–a requirement she expected to fulfill so she could walk; which she is set to do this June. After a long career in the mortgage industry, [...]

March 9, 2018|Community, Engaged - Service Learning|

JFK University Community Counseling Centers Partner with John Muir/ Mt. Diablo Community Health Fund to Bring Mental Health Services to East Contra Costa County

March 9, 2018|Community, Engaged - Service Learning|

The product of a years-long collaboration between the John Muir/Mt. Diablo Community Health Fund and JFK University’s Community Counseling Centers, the East Contra Costa County Mental Health Initiative (ECCMHI) provides much-needed mental-health services to underserved segments of East Contra Costa County. Through outreach efforts such as the School-Based Program and partnerships with local organizations like [...]

August 5, 2017|College of Law, Community, Engaged - Service Learning|

JFK University Legal Clinics Make A Difference in the Community

August 5, 2017|College of Law, Community, Engaged - Service Learning|

Right here amidst the booming economy of the San Francisco Bay Area, a surprising number of our very own friends and neighbors risk losing their homes, their savings, and their families due to a lack of access to adequate legal services. Housed in the Pleasant Hill Campus and partnering with legal-aid groups throughout the region, [...]

JFKU Community Counseling Centers Continue Proud Tradition of Serving Bay Area Communities

(NOTE: For more information on the Centers, including how to apply for services, visit http://www.jfkuccc.org/) Since 1984, JFK University’s Community Counseling Centers have played a central role not only within the University itself but also within the communities they serve. While providing much-needed services to disadvantaged and vulnerable segments of the population, the Centers also [...]

Sunnyvale Community Counseling Center Delivers Essential Mental Health Services to the South Bay

(NOTE: For more information on the Centers, including how to apply for services, visit www.jfkuccc.org.) For those seeking affordable mental-health care in the South Bay, JFK University’s Sunnyvale Community Counseling Center (CCC) can be a vital resource. Providing assistance on a variety of mental-health issues in both group and one-on-one settings, the Sunnyvale CCC offers [...]

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