Applications for the Project Shine leadership team are now open!
Site and program descriptions for Spring 2013 can be found here.
Important Dates for the Spring 2013 volunteers:
Please email Caitlin Keesee at email@example.com if you have questions regarding Project SHINE.
2012-2013 Project SHINE Student Leadership Team:
SHINE Coordinator: Caitlin Keesee
SHINE Student Coordinator: Gabbie Clark
Attendance Trackers: Doudou Song and Ruoying Xiong
Site Leaders: Amaka Ifeadike (RFS @ Stone Mountain)
Claudia Rowe (abroad Spring 2013)
Evodie Versulien (Montclair ES)
Gabbie Clark (Student Coordinator & GPTC - CEC and Starnes Center/Global Village Project liaison)
Jennifer Lin (CPACS)
Kim Edmunds (Clarkston Community Center)
Leah Dodell (Fugees Family)
Lisa Li (Catholic Charities of Atlanta)
Michael Cranford (RFS @ McLendon)
Xiaoxin Yu (BPSOS)
Yunmeng Wang (Cary Reynolds)
You can check out the SHINE blog at http://emoryprojectshine.wordpress.com/about/! This blog is a place for Emory's Project SHINE volunteers and community partners to share their experiences. Please send your posting to EmorySHINEblog@gmail.com, so that it can be published on the blog.
Project SHINE (Students Helping in Naturalization and English) is a service-learning program that links Emory students with refugees and immigrants who are trying to learn English, become U.S. citizens or succeed in school. SHINE volunteers function as tutors or teacher's assistants in English as a Second Language classes, citizenship preparation classes, or after school programs. SHINE participants select the organization and volunteer times that work with their schedule and commit to volunteer once per week for an entire semester for approximately 2 to 4 hours each week.
Project SHINE partners with different community organizations in Atlanta, and SHINE volunteers are able to select the site and the class time when they would like to volunteer. To learn more about each of our community partners, click on the links to their respective websites below.
Emory students participate in the SHINE program through one of two ways: 1) they participate in order to obtain credit for one of their classes, or 2) they volunteer on their own time and for their own, diverse purposes. Professors from various departments on Emory's campus have elected to incorporate Project SHINE into their courses. We've had students from several Latin American Studies classes, Educational Studies Classes, Freshman Seminars, and many more. If you are a student or professor who is interested in learning more about designing a course that incorporates Project SHINE, or enrolling in a course which will allow you to participate, please email the Project SHINE Coordinator, Caitlin Keesee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.