Impact Report— MANG 480, Corporate Social Responsibility
Hours served: 308
Students participating: 10
Community organizations impacted through service: 9
Community organizations impacted by grant: 9
Impact value to the community, in kind: $6304.76
Impact value to the community in funds: $20,000
- To see selves as developing professionals with valuable contributions
- To objectively evaluate grant applications
- To be confident in their work
- Time management skills
- More about different causes (illiteracy, food security, healthcare, mental health)
- How to adapt to the unexpected
- To communicate with a wide variety of audiences
- How to work independently
- To step out of their comfort zone
- When to ask for help
- How short term involvement can lead to long-term impact
- Students developed a comprehensive plan for a fundraiser and successfully pitched it to a nonprofit board.
- Students obtained donations, both monetary and in kind to support upcoming fundraisers.
- Students developed training materials that can be used for volunteers in an ongoing way.
- Students received 27 applications for the CSR grant and awarded a total of $20,000 to 9 local organizations.
“Initiative, professionalism and attitude were outstanding.” - Frances Bennet Clark, Director WVU Upward Bound
“This was the best service learning opportunity we have had yet! Thanks for the opportunity to have these brilliant students work with us.” - Jonnie Kifer, Volunteer Coordinator CASA for Kids
“Some skills this course has given us are confidence, communication and the ability to exclude emotion in this hard decision-making process. These are skills that we will carry on with us for the rest of our lives.” - Christine Creswell, CSR class president
*This report was compiled by the Center for Service and Learning using verified service hours logged in iServe, the value of volunteer time from independentsector.org and student and community statements taken from written evaluations and verbal presentations.