Category Archives: CCPA

Moments from Malawi: Reflections from student volunteers

Binghamton University student volunteers are improving life for children in Malawi through participation in the Malawi Children’s Mission Partnership (MCM)  The Malawi Children’s Mission Partnership (MCM) is a collaboration between a local businessman and members of CCPA that helps students from a range of disciplines address the profound intergenerational cycle of poverty in Broome County and […]
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Moments from Malawi: Reflections from student volunteers

Thanks to all for the positive feedback and support of these posts on social media. We are so proud of our students, faculty and all who contribute to the work of the Malawi Children’s Mission Partnership (MCM). This week offers a glimpse into the essence of the MCM and what it is Binghamton University student volunteers, faculty […]
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Moments from Malawi: Reflections from student volunteers

Featuring Eboniqua Smith, MSW ’18 Malawi Children’s Mission (MCM) Partnership May-June 2017 “Experiencing economic poverty does not equate to unhappiness.” Part 1:  Cautious anticipation and the bolstering effect of a journal As the time quickly approaches to travel 7,762  miles away from family and close friends, I am at a loss for words. When I […]
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Moments from Malawi: Reflections from student volunteers

Featuring Shannon Rudy, MSW ’18 Malawi Children’s Mission (MCM) Partnership May-June 2017 “They have taught me more than I ever feel I could begin to teach them about the human connection and what it means to be a good person in the face of adversity.  I cannot wait to learn more!” Part 1:  Elation, anxiety […]
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Moments from Malawi: Reflections from student volunteers

Featuring Thomas Mastro, MPA-SSA ’18 Malawi Children’s Mission (MCM) Partnership May-June 2017  “He handed me a canvas that said “I love you Thom. Feel Freee.” This moment was filled with emotions and will be something that I remember for the rest of my life.” Part 1: Excitement, challenges and a nervous mom Never studying abroad before or […]
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Moments from Malawi: Reflections from student volunteers

Volunteers who work with the Malawi Children’s Mission Partnership (MCM) repeatedly say they come away feeling they have received more important life lessons than they delivered. Beginning with our next post, we’ll be sharing thoughts and experiences from student participants in a new series: Moments from Malawi: Reflections from student volunteers About the Malawi Children’s […]
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My Philanthropy Journey Continues: Reflections on the Youth Philanthropy Connect Conference

I first became interested in philanthropy and grant making through Professor David Campbell’s Philanthropy and Civil Society course, which I took during the spring semester of my freshman year. I left the course with a passion for philanthropy but no true “next step” in applying the concepts and critical thinking skills I had learned. Volunteering […]
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