Reflections from ACE

Invitation to Thanksgiving Dinner

With Thanksgiving around the corner, it is a great time to reflect on what is important to you, including the social justice movements you are most passionate about. If you could invite any social justice warrior (past or present) to join your Thanksgiving dinner who would you choose? Why? What would you ask them about?

November 9, 2019 42

Sharing Resources

This time of the semester is when things really start to pick up and get crazy with midterms, service and life! How do you practice self-care when you are stressed? What is one tool or resource you would recommend to a fellow Bonner feeling stressed or overwhelmed?

October 21, 2019 71

Bonners Working Together To Make a Difference

Often times Bonners are asked to combine talents and work with others at their site to make a task or project happen. Depending on how you prefer to work, this can make things easier or really push you out of your comfort zone, but working in a team setting is an essential skill to have.…
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October 8, 2019 55

Anyone Can Be a Poet!

What does Bonner mean to you? What is it like to serve at your site? How does it feel to do this work and be part of this community? Put on your creative hat and answer these questions with a poem. Not sure what type of poem you want to write (Sonnet, limerick, haiku, acrostic,…
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September 20, 2019 67

Service Isn’t Simple

At the first Bonner meeting, we read the article What We Don’t Talk About When We Don’t Talk About Service by Adam Davis and discussed it’s implications on the work Bonners do. What stuck out to you from this article? In addition to the question above, please also respond to one of the following questions.…
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September 9, 2019 44

Community Gardening as Preventative Medicine

As an avid home cook, I have long been familiar with all that is to gain from getting into the kitchen. Cooking is a creative outlet, a celebration of cultural tradition, an invitation for friends to gather around the table, and affords us a say in the nutritional value of what we eat. It was…
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April 29, 2019 0

Making Change through Policy Research

During my time at ACE, I have been a team leader for the Community Policy Institute. This have given me the chance to work closely with local non-profits such as the Environmental Advocates of New York and the Hunger Action Network. In addition to honing my skills in areas such as policy research and public…
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April 22, 2019 0

From Training to Action

Over your time in the program you will participate in many trainings and programs that focus on topics such social justice issues, community development, and professional development. It is important to remember the skills taught in each of these and take them outside of the program to service sites and professional settings. What was your…
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April 3, 2019 44

Communication is the Key

Being able to communicate effectively is an important skill in both personal and professional spheres. Whether it be communicating with team members, supervisors, someone you disagree with, or friends, this is a skill that needs to be practiced. When have you excelled in communicating with others? When have you faced challenges in communicating effectively? What…
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March 16, 2019 47

Finding Balance and Harmony

We may have just celebrated the new year and there may be fresh snow on the ground, but spring is coming soon! Spring is a time of renewal and change. This is nature‚Äôs rebirth. For us spring, can bring a time of chaos amidst our daily lives and academics. Midterms, projects and other responsibilities take…
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March 4, 2019 56