Community Warehouse Project
I think CCS is an incredible resource for the community and I have had fantastic experiences
working with the staff and the students.
I am very grateful for the support and assistance offered to Community Warehouse Project from the CSS office and WCU students. Our web site and logo was designed by WCU students via CCS for which I am forever grateful. Thank you so very much!
- Glenda Brion of Community Warehouse Project
West Vincent Township
We are very appreciative of this partnership with CCS and are hopeful Maria Morresi gained a new perspective and experience working alongside local government which aids in her professional and personal growth. Maria did a fantastic job sorting through the Township’s plan archives and we are in better shape due to her contributions.
- Erica Batdorf of West Vincent Township
Robyn Jewitt Home Staging & Redesign
I have been very impressed with the 3 students that were carefully vetted to assist with different areas of my business. The students possessed the necessary knowledge and skills that I needed in order for my business to succeed. It has been invaluable to me, as a sole proprietor, to be able to collaborate on projects with talented individuals.
I am so grateful that I was introduced to a program that benefits both the community
and West Chester University students.
Thank you so much for everything!
- Robyn Jewitt, Owner
St. Maximilian Kolbe School
Each week since fall 2018, West Chester University Honors College students have worked with our student writers. The WCU students made this publication possible. They helped our authors hone their writing skills. They conferred with students in small groups or one-on-one to edit pieces assigned in class or written on their own. St. Max teachers and students are grateful for their support and assistance. Their service has been invaluable.
-Monica Malseed, Principal
Working with the Center for Community Solutions helped breathe life back into our
project. The Students that West Chester University provided were extremely talented
and hard working.
It was incredibly useful to have CCS's help and funding to get our project backon track with the use of West Chester University's students.
-Dan Balmer, Owner & Creator
Chester County Health Department
The student we were matched with has been an asset to this project. She is very knowledgeable and has worked patiently with us through many iterations and edits to the new logo. We have been impressed by her level of skill, attention to detail and patience
- Ashley Orr of Chester County Health Department
Student Highlights 2020
Through the CCS, Kristen Loughlin worked with St. Maximilian Kolbe School from September 2018 to June 2020. She served as a writing mentor and helped coordinate the student literary magazine, before becoming an aide in the kindergarten classroom. When students transitioned to online learning in March 2020, Kristen created virtual lessons for the students to learn at home, watch one lesson. Kristen's partnership with St. Maximilian Kolbe School has led to additional opportunities, such as substitute teaching in 3rd grade and completing a research study with the kindergarten class for her Honors College Capstone project.
WCU student, Courtney Bodle, Nutrition and Dietetics Major, Dec ‘20
Courtney has a great interest in sharing her enthusiasm in caring for the environment with the West Chester community. She has worked on several projects with the West Chester Green Team which include the following: creating West Chester's First Annual Organic Food Gardens Tour, teaching the community how to flip a lawn into a garden via video footage and experiential workshops, creating Roots N Shoots Kids Gardening Program, sitting on several committees including a Peace/Climate March Committee & a GreenEd Auction Committee. It was through these experiences that Courtney learned how to be an effective community organizer for several types of sustainability-related programs.
WCU student, Jordan Lopez, Computer Science ’22, worked together with four local companies, Ancient Wisdom, Align Fitness, SASH and Localized App through the Center for Community Solutions. In January, the app that Jordan created along with Dan Balmer, owner of Localized App and WCU alum, went live and can now be found on all app stores.