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ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships

Students help a Burmese family learn English through flash cardsBowling Green High School and WKU studentsStudent group with Community ThreadsStudents talks with farmer at the Community Farmers MarketStudents planning project in the librarystudents talking at the Impact Expo

Cultural Diversity in the U.S. students partnered with CEDARS and helped a Burmese Family to learn and improve in English and take the driving test.

Bowling Green High School students completed two projects: one cleaning the green house and one preparing a guide book for freshers at WKU

Students in Cultural Diversity in the U.S. partnered with Community Threads. They made bags and other stuff and put it for sale.

WKU students partnered with the Community Farmers Market to provide create cookbook for families in the community.

Nearly 200 students work in groups each year to develop plans for their $100 Solution project

Each semester student share their $100 Solution project at the IMPACT Expo

The $100 Solution™

 The $100 Solution™ utilizes course learning objectives combined with the five principles of service-learning to answer a central question for students: with this $100 bill, what can I do to enhance quality of life for others? It teaches students to ask what they can do rather than self-determining needs of others, and it demonstrates that many social problems exist that can be solved with small amounts of money, or rather, by even thinking beyond monetary solutions to make a difference in their community.

 

Sign up for a $100 Solution™ Project!

If you are interested in completing your own $100 Solution™ project, there are three steps to follow.

• Learn how to implement The $100 Solution™ by signing up for a $100 Solution™ course at WKU or by attending a workshop. To find out about workshop dates and times or schedule one for your group, contact the ALIVE Center at 270-782-0082.

• Identify a community need and fill out application form

• Send the application form to lauren.cunningham@wku.edu. Your application will be reviewed, and you will be notified within two weeks about the acceptability of your project idea.

 

 

See The $100 Solution™ in Action

 

  

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