We had a great opportunity to sit down with Sydney Shemanski who participated in the Career Ready Internship Initiative funded by the Great Lakes Higher Education Guarantee Company. Sydney was able to get an internship coordinating fitness programs with Crossroads Academy and Ripon Middle School. Take a moment to listen to Sydney share her story and make meaning of her internship experience:
If you are interested in learning more about internship opportunities or the Career Ready Internship Initiative please e-mail Alex Kurowski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
And if America is to be a great nation this must become true. So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania!
Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado!
Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California!
But not only that; let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia!
Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee!
Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi. From every mountainside, let freedom ring.
And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, "Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013
Another year at Ripon College has come to a close and the amount of work our students, staff and faculty have done to serve others has been amazing. We are hard at work planning for next year and will have so many opportunities through our new Center for Social Responsibilty. It is now time for us to spend some time in the community ourselves so our blog will be on hold until August 15th. Until then, join us in spending the summer working toward social justice--and being more, together.
You can learn more about poverty and social justice by visiting: http://livingonone.org/blog.html
or challenge yourself with this interview:
Monday, May 6, 2013
Friday, May 3, 2013
2. Food: non-perishable food items can be taken to the Habitat ReStore Truck at the CLC from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day until May 4th or to the Ripon Community Thrift Store and Food Pantry at 102 W. Jackson Street in Ripon (within walking distance from campus)
3. School Supplies: pencils, pens, internet routers, notecards, etc. can be dropped off for the Blue Mountain Project at the OCE until May 9th (second floor of the Union)
4. Household items: lamps, pictures, x-mas lights, etc. can be taken to the Habitat ReStore Truck at the CLC from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day until May 4th or to the Ripon Community Thrift Store and Food Pantry at 102 W. Jackson Street in Ripon (within walking distance from campus)
Please think of donating items instead of throwing them away! Thank you!