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An Opportunity with the CCP: Take Part in the biggest Community Service Project this Year

Posted by: Asim | October 1, 2009 | No Comment |

Greetings Campus Leaders,

The Center for Community partnerships would like to invite student groups to this years’ Alternative Reading Week: Community Service Project Planning.

The Community Service Project Planning will be taking place at the CCP in the Koffler House, 569 Spadina on Friday Oct 2nd from 2 to 4pm.

This year, with The Learning Enrichment Foundation (LEF) taking the lead, University of Toronto is taking on one of the biggest project of the year and we are in need for your expertise, talents and energy.

For almost 30 years, the Learning Enrichment Foundation (LEF) has been the leader of community economic development in the York Region. They offer programs and services which include:

-skill training in areas where there are local jobs
-job search
-self-employment training and support (training enterprises including LEF Wood Works and Cooks Training for at risk youth)
-Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) classes and literacy classes, a training loan fund, several social enterprises, -18 child care centers
-16 Before & After School Programs
-a kitchen in which LEF prepares 500 meals a day (partnership with Second Harvest) to go to agencies which serve the homeless. -provides a hearty soup lunch to all clients in the building every Thursday
-and much more…

During Feb 16-19, our highlighting project will be building a town square within a warehouse space where U of T students, staffs and families can gather, share and celebrate the difference we have made for our neighborhoods.

Intensive planning have already gone underway. Between now to Reading week, we will be developing projects collaborations with the LEF and U of T student groups, from English conversation circle to film-making. There is a million ways for your group to showcase your unlimited creativity for these projects.

Can’t wait to get started? But couldn’t make it, please feel free to contact karen.mccrank@utoronto.ca and we will be happy to send you anĀ  information package and answer any question you may have.

under: Community Service Opportunity, Skill Development Opportunity
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