Community Action Program (CAP)
The Community Action Program (CAP) is an opportunity for work-study eligible students to do community service for up to 20 hours a week and get paid for it through Federal and Babson work-study funding. Under the Reauthorization of the Higher Education Amendments, Congress mandated that 7% of college’s work-study allocation must be utilized in community service. This is a great opportunity to promote community service work while not sacrificing time that could be spent at a paying job. If you want to get a different type of experience, then this is a terrific way to do so. You are able to make a difference in the community or just try something different while still getting paid. You will gain real life experience at an agency, while at the same time gaining a greater sense of some of society’s problems and what can be done to help.
You can become part of the CAP program by contacting Josh Stevenson for an informational interview at email@example.com or 781-239-5565.
Barton Road After School Program, Wellesley Housing Authority, Wellesley, MA
Student Manager: Cheska Mauban firstname.lastname@example.org and Kate Anderson email@example.com
Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30 – 6PM
A comprehensive after school activities program that includes reading, games and crafts.
Needham After School Program, Needham Housing Authority, Needham, MA
Student Manager: Antoinette Santos firstname.lastname@example.org
Mondays and Wednesday 3:30-6PM
A mirror of the program above for children who live in the Needham Housing Authority
Barton Road Entrepreneurship Program, Wellesley Housing Authority, Wellesley, MA
Student Manager: Daquan Oliver email@example.com
Wednesday and Friday 3:30-6PM
Babson volunteers will teach middle school children of the housing authority how to organize and run a business
English as a Second Language (ESL), Mattapan, MA, Saint Angela’s Church
Student Manager: Ashley Kang firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, 5-7PM, Thursday 5-7PM
Volunteers will be teaching Basic English Language skills to 15 Haitian students. The class will take place off campus at a Church in Mattapan, MA.
Harvard Square Church Meals at Christ Church, Cambridge, MA
Student Manager: Prince Debrah email@example.com
Thursdays, 4:45 – 8:30 PM
Every Thursday, Babson volunteers serve about 100 meals to those in need and help clean up afterwards.
Friends of the Homeless of the South Shore, North Weymouth, MA
Student Manager: Alex Woodhouse firstname.lastname@example.org
This agency consists of a food pantry, a clothing closet, a furniture bank, and housing for homeless families. Volunteers assist with a variety of tasks from yard work to painting to construction.
Cradles to Crayons, Brighton, MA
Student Manager: Matt Caron email@example.com
Volunteers will be sorting and putting together gift bags of clothes, toys, and books for children in the greater Boston area.