Summer 2017 Interns Give and Receive
The Don Bosco School of English had the honor of hosting four interns this summer through the Bishop Sullivan Summer Intern program. The young people spent two months dedicating their time and efforts to serving students by teaching traditional classes like English, math, and reading, as well as a not-so-traditional forklift training course. One intern, Maggie Cain, reflected upon her unique experience of earning her forklift license, and then passing her skills on to her students: "I learned about each student on a personal level, where they were from, their family, their culture; we made a song and dance; we worked on pronunciation of words by doing daily tongue twisters...the value is not all about what subject we teach. After all, we don't teach math, or reading, or English. We teach students. When we live by this philosophy, we touch the lives of our students, and more rewardingly, allow them to touch our lives."
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Seniors Serving Seniors
Providing nourishment to 165 seniors daily at the Senior Center is no easy task, but we've got help! Alan Matney, Cam-Chi Ho, and Pat Brown lend a hand every day by manning the sign-in desk and serving trays to seniors with limited mobility.
Alan, who was recently awarded the Elbert C. Cole Jr. Legacy Award by the George H. Nettleton Foundation, has graciously served wherever needed every day for over 12 years. Cam-Chi has been serving trays to the Vietnamese seniors for four years, and while some may think that language would be a barrier in the serving line, her smiles and hugs communicate her joy and willingness to serve. Pat Brown keeps everyone on their toes with her quick wit and compassionate heart. She has been helping out so long, she can’t remember when she started. When asked why she continues to serve, Pat responded, “I love it. I love helping people.”