Activism & Service
Environment: The job interview
Potential boss: “So we’re really looking for people who demonstrate a commitment to the community. What’s your experience in that area?”
You: “It’s actually pretty extensive. In college, I … ”
- Took part in an organization that has shipped more than 100,000 books to African schools.
- Registered voters in Philadelphia and volunteered at the gubernatorial debates when they were held at Stockton.
- Worked the hotline at a women’s shelter and spoke to high school students about breaking the cycle of domestic violence.
- Served in the Stockton Energy Service Corps and gave my mayor an address on global warming.
Books Without Borders
Books Without Borders, founded by students returning from a South African study tour, has shipped an estimated 100,000 books and computers to schools in need. Most recently, the group sent 150 boxes of books to the Challenging Heights School in Ghana, attended by children rescued from human trafficking.