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Community Engagement and Service LearningREACH – Beyond the Classroom™

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REACH – Beyond the Classroom™

Engaging the local and global community is an integral part of our identity. Keeping the needs of others in focus helps shape a connected, compassionate student body and elevates our students to a higher standard of service. Through partnering with a variety of organizations – such as Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, Free Wheelchair Mission, and Doctors Without Borders - Stanbridge REACH - Beyond the Classroom™ volunteers time, raises funds, promotes awareness, and works to meet the needs of people in our community and around the world.

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Video: Giving Back to the Community: Students Restore Local Environment Stanbridge Student Volunteers Restore Upper Newport Bay

Giving Back to the Community: Students Restore Local Environment Stanbridge Student Volunteers Restore Upper Newport Bay

Video: Giving Back to the Community: Students Distribute Food to the Hungry

Giving Back to the Community: Students Distribute Food to the Hungry

Video: California Campus Compact: Student Fellows Help Young Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

California Campus Compact: Student Fellows Help Young Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Video: Community Health: Nursing Students Fight Flu Season

Community Health: Nursing Students Fight Flu Season

Video: Community Service Heroes: OTA Student Founds OC Dog Rescue

Community Service Heroes: OTA Student Founds OC Dog Rescue

Video: Community Service Heroes: OTA Student Supports Autism Research

Community Service Heroes: OTA Student Supports Autism Research

REACH – By the Numbers

840,000 lbs+

Fresh produce donated to the hungry.

Stanbridge College co-founded the Free Pantry Organization. Each month, student, faculty, and staff volunteers meet to help sort and distribute fresh produce and groceries to over 250 homeless and low-income residents of Orange County.

$130,000+

Raised to feed and assist the homeless.

In partnership with Lighthouse Outreach Ministries, volunteers gather monthly to prepare and serve a warm meal to over 250 homeless and low-income guests.

19,000+

Meals served to the homeless

Each month, volunteers prepare a nutritious meal and serve it to over 250 homeless and low-income guests in Orange County.

$9,987+

Donated for wheelchairs

Students raised donations to fund 64 wheelchairs for people in developing countries through the Free Wheelchair Mission.

$8,423

Raised to help provide medical services to the uninsured.

Stanbridge works to support the Orange County Free Medical and Dental Clinic in partnership with Lestonnac Free Clinic. The clinic typically hosts 300 homeless, low-income earners, and uninsured people, providing them with free medical, dental, and physical therapy services.

$8,120

Raised to help homeless pets.

Stanbridge students raised money to help care for the homeless, neglected, and abused animals at the Irvine Animal Care Center, National Cat Protection Society, and in the Orange County community.

4,068

Flu shots administered to the public

Stanbridge students, under the supervision of instructors, help administer flu shots to the public at clinics in Orange County.

$3,000

Donated to homeless pets

Each year, students support homeless, neglected, and abused pets by raising funds for the Irvine Animal Care Center.

$2,000

Raised for autism awareness and research.

In celebration of Occupational Therapy Month and Autism Awareness Month in April, Stanbridge College students fundraised to walk in the Orange County Walk Now for Autism. This event is designed to raise awareness and acceptance of autism in the community.

1,100

Hours spent mentoring young adults with intellectual disabilities

In partnership with Life College TILE program, Stanbridge students help mentor young adults with Autism and other intellectual disabilities as they transition from high school, learn how to become independent, and prepare for a career.

850

Native plants planted

Each month, students volunteer to help revitalize the local environment at the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve.

543

Rescue animals given veterinary care

The Associate of Science in Veterinary Technology programs hosts clinics throughout the year to provide services and surgeries to animals in need of veterinary care. By providing free spay and neuter surgeries rescues receive a better chance for adoption.

Discover Stanbridge

As part of a service learning project, Occupational Therapy students traveled to Catalina Island with the Wounded American Veterans Experience SCUBA Project to help wounded veterans with amputations, spinal cord injuries, PTSD, and traumatic brain injuries lead more meaningful lives using SCUBA therapy.

As part of a service learning project, Occupational Therapy students traveled to Catalina Island with the Wounded American Veterans Experience SCUBA Project to help wounded veterans with amputations, spinal cord injuries, PTSD, and traumatic brain injuries lead more meaningful lives using SCUBA therapy.

Veterinary Technology students volunteer at annual wellness and vaccine clinics on campus and in the community. Together they have provided care for over 500 rescue dogs and cats from local pro-humane rescues and animal care centers.

Veterinary Technology students volunteer at annual wellness and vaccine clinics on campus and in the community. Together they have provided care for over 500 rescue dogs and cats from local pro-humane rescues and animal care centers.

Occupational Therapy students mentor young adults with autism and other intellectual disorders training them on life skills, public safety, and career preparation to help them maximize their independence.

Occupational Therapy students mentor young adults with autism and other intellectual disorders training them on life skills, public safety, and career preparation to help them maximize their independence.

PTA students assess wheelchair fit for members of The Goodwill Fitness Center with spinal cord injuries as part of a service learning project.

PTA students assess wheelchair fit for members of The Goodwill Fitness Center with spinal cord injuries as part of a service learning project.

Stanbridge College co-founded the Free Pantry Organization in 2013 and has since donated over 840,000 lbs of fresh food to the hungry in Orange County. Students volunteer each month to sort and distribute food to those in need.

Stanbridge College co-founded the Free Pantry Organization in 2013 and has since donated over 840,000 lbs of fresh food to the hungry in Orange County. Students volunteer each month to sort and distribute food to those in need.

Stanbridge student volunteers have helped restore the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve through restoration projects, planting over 850 native plants.

Stanbridge student volunteers have helped restore the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve through restoration projects, planting over 850 native plants.

Student volunteers have prepared and served over 19,000 fresh and healthy lunches to the homeless and hungry in Orange County.

Student volunteers have prepared and served over 19,000 fresh and healthy lunches to the homeless and hungry in Orange County.

Nursing students volunteer at the Orange County Health Agency’s Public Health Preparedness program, administering flu shots to the public.

Nursing students volunteer at the Orange County Health Agency’s Public Health Preparedness program, administering flu shots to the public.

Upcoming Events

December 11th, 2016 from 9:00am to 11:30am

Upper Newport Bay Habitat Restoration

Date: Sunday, December 11, 2016 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Location: Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center - 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660

Help restore the scenic Upper Newport Bay Nature preserve! Volunteers are needed to help with habitat restoration projects that can include planting, weeding and watering.

Please note, if there is rain, this event will be canceled.

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December 12th, 2016 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Hypertension Screening for Seniors - St. John’s

Date: Monday, December 12, 2016 Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Location: St. John’s Manor - 2031 Orange Ave, Costa Mesa, California 92627

Volunteers are needed to take blood pressure and other vitals for the senior citizens residing at St. John’s Manor.

PLEASE NOTE: This event is ONLY open to students who have their own vital sign equipment and are trained in taking vital signs.

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December 15th, 2016 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Second Harvest Food Distribution Center

Date: Thursday, December 15, 2016 Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Location: 8014 Marine Way, Irvine, CA 92618

Second Harvest Food Bank provides food for 200,000 hungry people every month through their 122,000 square-foot distribution center. Volunteers are needed to sort and package food items that will be distributed to hungry families, children, and seniors in the community.

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December 17th, 2016 from 1:00pm to 5:30pm

Serving Dinner to OC Homeless in Costa Mesa

Date: Saturday, December 17, 2016 Time: 1:00p.m. - 5:30p.m. Location: Lighthouse Outreach Ministries - 1885 Anaheim Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Volunteers are needed to help prepare and serve a warm meal to homeless and low-income residents of Orange County.

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Past Events

Hypertension Screening for Seniors - Our Lady of Guadalupe

December 2nd, 2016

Hypertension Screening for Seniors - Our Lady of Guadalupe

Volunteers are needed to take blood pressure and other vitals for the senior citizens residing at Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Serving Dinner to OC Homeless in Costa Mesa

November 19th, 2016

Serving Dinner to OC Homeless in Costa Mesa

Volunteers are needed to help prepare and serve a warm meal to homeless and low-income residents of Orange County.

Upper Newport Bay Habitat Restoration

November 13th, 2016

Upper Newport Bay Habitat Restoration

Help restore the scenic Upper Newport Bay Nature preserve! Volunteers are needed to help with habitat restoration projects that can include planting, weeding and watering.

Hypertension Screening for Seniors - Our Lady of Guadalupe

November 11th, 2016

Hypertension Screening for Seniors - Our Lady of Guadalupe

Volunteers are needed to take blood pressure and other vitals for the senior citizens residing at Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Hypertension Screening for Seniors - St. John’s

November 7th, 2016

Hypertension Screening for Seniors - St. John’s

Volunteers are needed to take blood pressure and other vitals for the senior citizens residing at St. John’s Manor.

Second Harvest Incredible Edible Farm

November 5th, 2016

Second Harvest Incredible Edible Farm

The Incredible Edible Farm is a unique and innovative answer to the challenge of not just feeding the hungry, but providing them with highly-nutritious, top-quality produce. Volunteers will assist with planting or harvesting fresh produce, or farm maintenance like pulling weeds, spreading mulch, etc.

Hoag Hospital Blood Drive at Stanbridge College

November 3rd, 2016

Hoag Hospital Blood Drive at Stanbridge College

A single donation of blood can save up to 3 lives - and it is something many people can spare. Sign up for an appointment to conveniently donate blood while you are on campus.

Serving Dinner to OC Homeless in Costa Mesa

October 15th, 2016

Serving Dinner to OC Homeless in Costa Mesa

Volunteers are needed to help prepare and serve a warm meal to homeless and low-income residents of Orange County.

Hypertension Screening for Seniors - Our Lady of Guadalupe

October 14th, 2016

Hypertension Screening for Seniors - Our Lady of Guadalupe

Volunteers are needed to take blood pressure and other vitals for the senior citizens residing at Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Hypertension Screening for Seniors - St. John’s

October 10th, 2016

Hypertension Screening for Seniors - St. John’s

Volunteers are needed to take blood pressure and other vitals for the senior citizens residing at St. John’s Manor.

Upper Newport Bay Habitat Restoration

October 9th, 2016

Upper Newport Bay Habitat Restoration

Help restore the scenic Upper Newport Bay Nature preserve! Volunteers are needed to help with habitat restoration projects that can include planting, weeding and watering.

Second Harvest Incredible Edible Farm

October 8th, 2016

Second Harvest Incredible Edible Farm

The Incredible Edible Farm is a unique and innovative answer to the challenge of not just feeding the hungry, but providing them with highly-nutritious, top-quality produce. Volunteers will assist with planting or harvesting fresh produce, or farm maintenance like pulling weeds, spreading mulch, etc.

Free Farmers’ Market for Families in Need

September 24th, 2016

Free Farmers’ Market for Families in Need

Volunteers are needed to help sort and distribute groceries and fresh produce to over 250 homeless and low-income residents of Orange County.

Serving Dinner to OC Homeless in Costa Mesa

September 17th, 2016

Serving Dinner to OC Homeless in Costa Mesa

Volunteers are needed to help prepare and serve a warm meal to homeless and low-income residents of Orange County.

Upper Newport Bay Habitat Restoration

September 11th, 2016

Upper Newport Bay Habitat Restoration

Help restore the scenic Upper Newport Bay Nature preserve! Volunteers are needed to help with habitat restoration projects that can include planting, weeding and watering.

Second Harvest Food Distribution Center

September 10th, 2016

Second Harvest Food Distribution Center

Second Harvest Food Bank provides food for 200,000 hungry people every month through their 122,000 square-foot distribution center. Volunteers are needed to sort and package food items that will be distributed to hungry families, children, and seniors in the community.

Hypertension Screening for Seniors - St. John’s

September 6th, 2016

Hypertension Screening for Seniors - St. John’s

Volunteers are needed to take blood pressure and other vitals for the senior citizens residing at St. John’s Manor.

Space is limited. Volunteers will be selected on a first come first serve basis.

Hypertension Screening for Seniors - Our Lady of Guadalupe

September 2nd, 2016

Hypertension Screening for Seniors - Our Lady of Guadalupe

Volunteers are needed to take blood pressure and other vitals for the senior citizens residing at Our Lady of Guadalupe.

President’s Volunteer Service Award

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About the Award

About the Award

Stanbridge College is a Certifying Organization for the President's Volunteer Service Award. This award is a Presidential Honor that recognizes valuable contributions of volunteers nationwide, who are serving others through current activities or lifetime service. As a Certifying Organization, Stanbridge College can identify eligible recipients, verify their service hours, and distribute the Award to outstanding volunteers.

To qualify, volunteers simply submit a record of their service hours to Stanbridge College, the school will verify the service and distribute the award.

Additionally, eligible volunteer service hours are not limited to those performed on behalf of Stanbridge College. Service hours can be accumulated through work on a variety of projects throughout the year. The only requirement is that the hours be completed within 12 months and be logged using the system. Recipients can qualify for a new Award each year.

Register

Register

  1. Go to www.presidentialserviceawards.gov and click on Track Your Hours.
  2. Complete the registration form by entering a user name, password, and your first and last name. Then, click the Create My Record of Service button. Make sure you click the checkbox confirming you are 14 years or older.
  3. Click on the Profile tab. In the Record of Service Key field, enter Stanbridge College's key code: SBL- 43481. Then, click Update Profile.
Log Your Hours

Log Your Hours

  1. If you served at a Stanbridge College event or at a non-Stanbridge College event, please follow the next steps to log your hours.
  2. Log in to the President's Volunteer Service Award website at www.presidentialserviceawards.gov.
  3. Click on the My Service Tab, then click the Create New Record button.
  4. Complete the Create a New Service Activity form.
Report Your Eligibility

Report Your Eligibility

If you have completed the minimum number of hours required for a particular award, please contact reach@stanbridge.edu.

Note: Applicants' service hours must be confirmed by a registered Certifying Organization (Stanbridge College).

Awards Levels

Awards Levels

Gold Award

Adults: 500 or more hours
Young Adults: 250 or more hours
Children: 100 or more hours
Groups: 1000 or more hours

Silver Award

Adults: 250 - 499 hours
Young Adults: 175 - 249 hours
Children: 75 - 99 hours
Groups: 500 - 999 hours

Bronze Award

Adults: 100 - 249 hours
Young Adults: 100 - 174 hours
Children: 50 - 74 hours
Groups: 200 - 499 hours

Adults: Ages 26 & Up - Young Adults: Ages 15-25 - Children: Ages 14 & Younger - Groups: 2 or More People

Partners

American Red Cross

American Red Cross

American Red Cross Biomedical Services plays a critical role in our nation’s health care system. It is the largest single supplier of blood and blood products in the United States, collecting and processing more than 40 percent of the blood supply and distributing it to some 3,000 hospitals and transfusion centers nationwide.

Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children's)

Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children's)

Children’s Hospital of Orange County is dedicated to providing the highest quality, family-centered primary and specialty care to children.

Convoy of Hope

Convoy of Hope

Since 1994, Convoy of Hope has served more than 48 million people throughout the world through international children’s feeding initiatives, community outreaches, disaster response, and partner resourcing.

County of Orange

County of Orange

Stanbridge College nursing students have partnered with Orange County to assist with Free Clinic flu shots and Disaster Preparedness Exercises. One of the missions of Orange County is to enhance the emergency preparedness and response capabilities of the public through advanced registration, organization, and training of volunteer health professionals.

Doctors Without Borders

Doctors Without Borders

Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) provides free medical care including primary healthcare, surgery, and treatment for malnutrition. They are also supporting displaced people through distribution of relief items. They are the sole provider of medical care for over 130,000 people are currently are treating 6,400 children for malnutrition.

Free Pantry Organization

Free Pantry Organization

Stanbridge is a co-founding partner of the Free Pantry Organization, a non-profit organization that provides a free source of nutritious food to low-income families and the homeless.

Free Wheelchair Mission

Free Wheelchair Mission

Founded in 2001, Free Wheelchair Mission is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to providing wheelchairs for the impoverished disabled in developing nations.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization founded on the conviction that every man, woman, and child should have a decent, safe, and affordable place to live.

Irvine Animal Care Center

Irvine Animal Care Center

The Irvine Animal Care Center (IACC) is a progressive and innovative municipal animal shelter that continually strives to strengthen the human-animal bond and improve the welfare of animals by promoting their humane care and treatment.

Mariners Outreach

Mariners Outreach

Outreach Ministries is a local outreach ministry of Mariners Church in Irvine, California that dedicated its service to the poor and less fortunate in Orange County and around the world.

Mary's Kitchen

Mary's Kitchen

Mary’s Kitchen is an all-volunteer operation that provides food and services to the homeless of Orange County.

Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps mission is to alleviate suffering, poverty, and oppression by helping people build secure, productive, and just communities.

Mercy House

Mercy House

Mercy House has developed a Continuum of Care to provide homeless prevention, emergency services, transitional and permanent housing with supportive services to homeless men, women, and children living in Orange County and the City of Ontario.

Orange County Animal Shelter

Orange County Animal Shelter

The Orange County Animal Care Center provides temporary shelter and medical care for "lost," owned, or stray animals and opportunities for adoption of these animals.

Orangewood Children’s Foundation

Orangewood Children’s Foundation

Orangewood Children’s Foundation is dedicated to providing innovative services for abused and neglected children and at-risk families, to end the cycle of child abuse one life at a time. The Academy provides a residential high school that educates over 300 at-risk and foster teens.

Project Hope School

Project Hope School

Project Hope School is a non-profit school that provides the basic needs of life and learning to Orange County’s homeless children in grades K – 8th.

Rebuilding Together Orange County

Rebuilding Together Orange County

Rebuilding Together Orange County (RTOC) builds partnerships within the OC community to rebuild owner-occupied homes, shelters, and non-profit facilities for low-income residents, particularly the elderly or those with disabilities, so they may live independently, in warmth and safety.

Second Harvest Food Bank Orange County

Second Harvest Food Bank Orange County

Second Harvest Food Bank is working to eliminate hunger in Orange County. Through a network of nearly 500 local member nonprofits, the Food Bank distributes over 16 million pounds of nutritious food to our neighbors in need every year.

ShelterBox

ShelterBox

ShelterBox is an international disaster relief charity that delivers emergency shelter to people affected by disaster worldwide. ShelterBox responds immediately following natural and other disasters by delivering boxes of aid to those in need.

Someone Cares Soup Kitchen

Someone Cares Soup Kitchen

Someone Cares Soup Kitchen provides a daily nutritious meal to the homeless, unemployed, senior citizens, the mentally and physically challenged, and children in need.

Toys for Tots

Toys for Tots

The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.

Veterans First Orange County

Veterans First Orange County

For over 40 years, Veterans First has been the only community-based, non-profit in the Orange County. area to provide housing and essential services to our homeless and at-risk veterans and their families as well as to the families of our deployed military.

World Vision

World Vision

World Vision is a humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.

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