Chris Bolin (English Instructor):
Presidents' Community Partner Award - ENGL 211 and Discovery Elementary School
The English Department's partnership with Discovery Elementary School has been recognized with the Presidents' Community Partner Award. This partnership, created by faculty member, Chris Bolin, and Discovery Principal, Shawn Gombos, involves school-day and after-school creative-writing programming, provided by CSB/SJU students. It also employs the English Department's first AmeriCorps member, Kit Chambers, to help sustain and expand this valuable partnership. "This award is for a community-based organization that has enhanced the quality of life in the community in meaningful and measurable ways and has engaged in the development of sustained, reciprocal partnerships with the college or university, thus enriching educational as well as community outcomes."
The wonderful work of English 211 students, AmeriCorps member Kit Chambers, and the 4th and 5th grade teachers of Discovery Elementary School deserves such recognition.