Hellllllloooooo U of T students!
Welcome to the Centre for Community Partnerships’ student blog. In case you stumbled across this blog completely by accident and have no idea what the CCP is, it’s an organization on campus which brings together community involvement and student learning, through service with our many community partners.
If you’re like every other U of T student swamped with academic concerns and would like to be more involved in the community, we’re here to help you! Who is “we” you ask? Good question! We are D+K, superheroes of the CCP – or maybe we’re just work-study students who decided to be more digitally involved with our fellow students.
So, how do you get involved? We have many different programs to choose from; a couple of examples include working with kids as a tutor with the From 3 to 3 program, or join the Two’s Company initiative at Kensington Gardens where you can volunteer as a dining companion for a senior, or help provide Good, Healthy Food for All while learning about food sustainability as you volunteer at FoodShare. We could go on and on, or you could just click this link to find out more:
There are many ways to get involved, but the point here is never just to find volunteers – it’s to cultivate through our programs socially engaged graduates who care about their community and are willing to do more than just the good old “change your profile picture for a day to help children”. We don’t really think that’s helpful, but maybe that’s just us.
There’s a stereotype around here that U of T students only care about their GPA, but we know better than that. Get involved with the CCP and prove otherwise, be the socially-engaged and helpful citizen that we know you are!