Keuka College-“‘As we lose ourselves in the service of others we discover our own lives and our own happiness’ – throughout the week, this quote rang true in so many ways,” says Julie Wheeler ’21. “My eyes were opened on this amazing trip and I discovered an unending feeling of joy in helping others and spending time with those around me who share a common goal of being a light for others.”
Larissa Ciuca, Penn State, Greater Allegheny’s registrar, grew up in Puerto Rico and reflected on what it meant to see students help after Hurricane Maria.
“It is wonderful to see students from our campus community go to Puerto Rico to help revitalize the area and experience the culture,” said Ciuca. “It is not only an amazing civic engagement opportunity but also a true lesson in resiliency, to see how the island and citizens are rebuilding, slowly but surely and with some help from friends and neighbors. ¡Puerto Rico se Levanta!”
Jade Park -Georgia Institute of Technology-“Personally for me, I know that a lot of times when I’m in school I forget the aspect of service," Park said. "I just wanted to bring that back in and not take a lot of things for granted and just appreciate the smaller things that not a lot of people recognize.” Read More...
"Helping the people of Panama City Beach, Florida is an experience that I will never forget! I am so grateful for the group that I was given on this trip! Y’all made this trip so much fun! I am so blessed to be able to bless others!" Naira
“Community Collaborations made it simple and easy to serve those who needed help the most. They worked all of our site logistics and collaborated so all of our work tools and equipment were ready when we got there. Our lodging and meals were very accommodating and we owe CCI a huge thank you to helping us do what we all need to be doing anyway, serving those in need”
CC International will announce its primary disaster project based on community need sometime after the end of US Hurricane season. Site will be selected before September 30th.