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This Is How We Do It!

cpdc-serviceworks-team-khadija-carrBy: Khadija Carr, CPDC ServiceWorks

As the old adage goes, “all good things must come to an end.” But for two bright scholars, this is only the beginning.

On November 4, 2015, Miadiamond Williams and Sherman Davis successfully completed the first cohort of the ServiceWorks Program at Edgewood Commons! Proudly, the scholars stood in front of a packed room sharing their goals and aspirations, and with more confidence than ever before.

The graduation ceremony, though short, had its fair share of celebrations, including both elements of the anti-bullying capstone project devised by scholars in the five week period. The first was an anti-bullying tree covered with leaves detailing harmful effects along with ways to fight against bullying while the second was a short film documenting personal accounts.

Both projects were made possible through crowdsourcing from the Edgewood Commons community. The audience, including Resident Service Managers, Network Action Team Members, a ServiceWorks Success Coach, community members, and friends and family of the scholars, all EWC cohort 1 graduationapplauded the scholars’ fine work.

As we wrap up this small but mighty cohort, we reflect on both the hypes and gripes and are prepared to rev up an even more successful plan for the next cycle!

Khadija Carr hails from Silver Spring, Maryland and has called it home for all of her life.  She is a graduate of Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina with a Bachelor of Science in Forensic Biology. In college, Khadija was very active in service and leadership as a Community Senate Secretary, Resident Advisor, and Multicultural Leadership Scholar.  In addition, as a Principled Problem Solving Scholar, she gained a keen understanding about the connection between business and crafting social good. As a ServiceWorks AmeriCorps VISTA, she looks forward to leveraging her passion for equity and inclusion to create meaningful ways to engage youth.


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