Cameron (Cami) Burton ’10 died in an automobile accident while serving in Malawi with the Peace Corps on Mar. 20, 2017.Read More
After graduating from college, many young adults choose to enter the workforce and pursue a traditional job. However, organizations like the Peace Corps and Teach for America offer an alternative route for college graduates to step outside of their comfort zones and confront challenging life experiences. Both organizations have unique goals for their participants, but with both organization the volunteers have an impact on the communities where they serve.
Emma ’18 has been volunteering with the homeless to give back to the community. She said she realized she could make a difference in less fortunate people’s lives when she was installing flooring tiles in a center for rehabilitation.
Elijah Pathfinder was homeless for 20-30 years before securing housing the Section 8 program, which authorizes the payment of rental housing assistance to private landlords. It is a federal assistance intended for very low-income families, the disabled and the elderly. Under the program, a family receives a voucher from the government for 70 percent of the monthly rent. Before moving to Los Angeles, Pathfinder lived in San Diego.
The Institute for the Study of Homelessness and Poverty states on any given night, 82,000 people in Los Angeles, which is 1 in 217 people, are homeless. Homelessness is an especially relevant topic in Los Angeles, given the fact that according to a 2016 report from The Los Angeles Times, two thirds of all homeless people in the United States live in Los Angeles.
UV staff looks at economic, logistical and beneficial aspects of gap years.
Nina Vogel ’16 is in the midst of her gap year right now before she heads to Dartmouth University next August. A gap year offers…
Alexa ’13 tells The Ultraviolet about her experiences during her gap year.
Students and administrators address the party culture at Marlborough.