Student Spotlight

Quotes, reflections and perspectives from students on their ACE Program experiences.

Brian Agrawal's Experience (excerpts from interview)

Description of ACE project: Tutor, Illing Middle School
Personal impact: Definitely makes me feel like I'm doing something to better my community.
Benefits of volunteering: I enjoy working with the kids and helping them improve their academic future.

Marissa Cote's Experience (excerpts from interview)

Description of ACE project: Tutor, Illing Middle School
Personal impact: Personally I connect with the kids a lot and sometimes worry about their home life situations. Academically it is very interesting to see how sociological theories connect outside the classroom.
Benefits of volunteering: I enjoy working with kids, helping them with homework and helping them with issues related to family and school.

Statistics from Student Evaluations on their Service Learning Experience*

97% - Had positive impact on their education
90% - Increased commitment to community
82% - Will continue to volunteer

* Results of survey conducted among 91 Manchester Community College students in 2010/2011 school year.

Last Update: February 19 2014
For additional information, contact: Tim Woods