Description: Brandeis University - named the #1 school in the country for student community service engagement - has been a center for service and social justice education for decades. At the Brandeis Service Corps, you’ll have the opportunity to combine your love of service with hands-on volunteer projects and deep intellectual exploration into the issues facing communities in the Greater Boston area and throughout the country.
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Text on screen: Jordan P. Tallahasee, FL
JORDAN: I think service is the act of helping someone because sometimes there are people out there in fact can't help themselves.
Video on screen: Jordan dancing with young students in a classroom
JORDAN: When we have programs like this it's important to do what we can to make this world a better place.
Video on screen: Jordan playing basketball
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Video on screen: Students digging in a garden
Text on screen: Leigh P. Belmont, MA
LEIGH: Service is doing something good for people who need it
Video on screen: Student volunteering at a nursing home
LEIGH: and that can be anything from playing kids camp to helping
Video on screen: Students playing "Connect Four"
Video on screen: Students swinging on a swing set
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LEIGH: helping lost puppies to giving hugs to the sick.
Text on screen: Ridha H. Bay Area, CA
RIDHA: beforehand I thought service meant putting others before yourself,
Video on screen: Ridha sitting with a young student at a table giving high fives
RIDHA: and after coming here I realized you have to understand yourself first so then you're able to put that foot forward in the best way and to really make an impact on them.
Video on screen: Group of students sitting at a picnic table with balloons
Video on screen: Students playing softball
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RIDHA: Here you really get to change a person's life and want to continue to do so.
Video on screen: Student writing on paper
Video on screen: Paper on a bulletin board words "the best summer by Kathleen"
Video on screen: Student painting a girls hand with pink paint
ADAM: I think service in its truest form is when you give your time to people
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ADAM: and you really listen to their needs and their experiences.
Video on screen: Students playing basketball
ADAM: That kind of service really helps you realize that
Text on screen: Adam Karp Service Corps Staff
ADAM: a lot of groups that need service are often stigmatized
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ADAM: and when you get to know them that's been real change happens.
Video on screen: Service Corps volunteer smiling in a classroom
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