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Donna Halsband

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Review for Circle Of Concern, Valley Park, MO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Our students from meramec Community College have volunteered at Circle of Concern for 15 years. Circle has a full range of services including financial planning, a birthday club, camperships, scholarships and clients are served with dignity and respect.

Would you volunteer for this group again?


For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?


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Role:  Volunteer

Review for International Institute of Metropolitan St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Hundreds of Education students from Meramec Community College tutored at the International Institute for many years. They began this experience because they observed in traditional K12 Schools that ESL students were being marginalized by their teachers. This experience with the Institute gave them the opportunity to work with students from other countries before they got into their own classroom and gave them both sensitivity and awareness. Communications students at Meramec went on field trips with II clients as well to learn about communication among cultures. Our partnership with the Institute has given our students real world experience that they will never forget.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Meramec students now understand what it's like to be an immigrant or refuge and navigate a new culture.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Fund their after school tutoring program again.

Role:  Volunteer & Coordinated the experiences of students from Meramec Community College and the International Institute.