The Justice Community Program (JCP) at LaGuardia Community College is seeking partners from Community Board 12 organizations interested in hosting student volunteers for community service and service learning projects at their sites. The goals of JCP are to help build stronger and safer communities and to reduce crime and recidivism by engaging young adults — who have been involved in the criminal justice system — in educational and community activities.
All JCP participants are between the ages of 16 and 24, reside in Jamaica, St. Albans, or Hollis and are eager to learn leadership skills through community projects.
They would like to assist your organization in activities such as: cleanup, restoration and beautification projects including planting trees, flowers or vegetable gardens; singing, baking, playing bingo, and other social activities at a nursing home or senior center; facilitating keyboarding and computer literacy workshops for seniors; oral history projects; collecting items for and assembling care packages for foster children; volunteering in a soup kitchen for food bank; bagging groceries in a supermarket and are holding a food drive for families in shelters; volunteering in hospitals or hospices. They’re particularly interested in providing no-cost services to the communities in which most of our participants live.
By becoming a partner with us and allowing them to join in your community service projects, these young adults will be empowered to become active agents of change in their own communities.
For more information, or to request JCP student volunteers for your site, please call Nakita Vanstory, Coordinator, at (718) 482-5128 or (718) 725-3324.