Engaging and Building Communities


Project Community
   Internship+Volunteer Fairs
   Tour of sites
   Community Service Institute
   Brown Bag discussions
   Kids Fest

Community Sites
   Servant Center
   Pathways, Amburee Edwards
   YWCA, Eliza Stevenson, Ro Lutenbacher
   CAPA Kids, Jarrett Knepper, Fernanda Gonzalez
   Latino Impact, Roberto Mojica
   Oakwood, Isabel Gutierrez, Marimar Mantuano
   Ashton WoodsEmmanuel Williams, Rebecca Reyna
   Glen Haven,  Elliott Jarrett, Suin Ksor
   Page HS Life Skills, Lek Siu, Hlois Mlo
   Lunch Buddies Christy Samaniego
   Elimu, Zach Lindsey
   First Friend / AFSC
  Church Under the Bridge, Nicole Zelniker
   Rosewood Women’s Learning Group, Vung Ksor
   Career Academy
   El Roble, El Salvador
   African Youth Initiative

CAAP Projects, Events, Teresa Bedgzigui 
  Condom Fairies
  HIV Testing
  Annual symposium 
  Community outreach

Public Health Projects
Mamta Gurung
A new position that recognizes the connection between local and global health issues.

Food Justice Projects, Events
Marek Wojtala, Sarah Miller
  Guilford College Farm
  Farm Stand 
  Campus Pantry
  Community Kitchens Project
  Stop Hunger Now

  Farmers Curb Market
  Mobile Market, Moira O’ Neill 

Independent Projects
  Roads to College
  African Youth Initiative

Community-Based Research (LINK)
  Hypertension Risk in SE Asian Adults in the US South 

  ACORE Science Community Engagement Project

  Plants and Food Use for Hypertension Management Among Montagnards in Vietnam and North Carolina, USA

Community-Based Policy Research 
   Roads to College
   International Advisory Committee (City of Greensboro),  Jose Oliva, Lek Siu
   Bhutanese Society of High Point, Mamta Gurung
   Montagnard American Organization 
   Greensboro Interim Civilian Police Review Committee
   People to People Liaison 

Summer Camps
Camp Matumaini
Camp Elimu (Elimu)
Fly & Focused (SocialDesigns) 

Bonner Interns
Interns directly assist and report to Bonner staff to implement Center policies and projects.
Senior Intern, Ben Randazzo
Junior Intern, Nicole Zelniker
High Impact Intern, Sav Dew

Bonner Advisory Board
BAB governs the four Bonner Scholar cohorts.
Bonner Congress Rep, Marimar Mantuano
Bonner Congress Rep, Brandy Craig
1st yr rep, Fernando Jimenez
2nd yr rep, Eliza Stevenson
3rd yr rep, Jade Glore
4th yr rep, Khristina Hensley


(Club Adviser, Andrew)

President Isabel Gutierrez, rotated each month

Vice president (next president) Ro Lutenbacher, rotated each month 
Secretary Connor Pruitt, rotated each month 
Treasurer Ben Randazzo, rotated each semester

Caucus Leader 1 

Eliza Stevenson, 1 mo position
Caucus Leader 2  

Connor Pruitt, 1 mo position
Caucus Leader 3 
Isabel Gutierrez, 1 mo position
Caucus Leader 4 
Cristy Samaniego, 1 mo position
Caucus Leader 5 
Donzahniya Pitre, 1 mo position

AIDS Fellow Teresa Bedzigui, year position
Public Health Fellow Mamta Gurung year position
Hunger Fellow Marek Wojtala, year position
Hunger Fellow Sarah Miller, year position



Community Sites
(1) Caucus Leader: Rotating position chosen from site leaders Vacant
Caucus members work to insure vacancies are filled, all members trained
YWCA, Eliza Stevenson, Ro Lutenbacher
Jefferson Lunch Buddies, Vacant
CAT Kids, Jarrett Knepper, Fernanda Gonzalez
Career Academy, Vacant
    Education Department
    Psychology Department

(2) Caucus Leader: Rotating position chosen from site leaders Vacant
Caucus members work to insure vacancies are filled, all members trained
Church Under the Bridge, Nicole Zelniker, Connor Pruitt
Pathways, Amburee Edwards
Servant Center, Vacant
Family assistance project, Sav Dew
    Quaker Leadership Scholars Program
    16 Cent Ministry
    Interactive Resource Center, Kathleen Edwards
    Amy Murphy
    Greensboro Housing Coalition

(3) Caucus Leader: Rotating position chosen from site leaders, Vacant
Caucus members work to insure vacancies are filled, all members trained
Latino Impact, Roberto Mojica
Oakwood, Marimar Mantuano, Isabel Gutierrez, Jennifer Urdaneta*
El Roble-El Roble, El Salvador, Vacant
      Soy Un Lider
      No More Deaths, Vacant,  Krista Craven
      ENDD, Jose Bernal
      International Club
      CNNC Oakwood, Amber Levin (AmeriCorps)
Tutoring, Laurel (AmeriCorps)
Adults, case management, Ynciel Demora (AmeriCorps)
Jenet ((AmeriCorps)
Thriving Families, Brianna Higgins
Northeast HS, Brianna Vasquez

(4) Caucus Leader: Rotating position chosen from site leaders Vacant
Caucus members work to insure vacancies are filled, all members trained
Glen Haven, Elliott Jarrett, Risuin Ksor*   
Page HS Life Skills, Lek Siu, Hlois Mlo
Newcomers Lunch Buddies, Christy Samaniego
Rosewood Women’s Learning Group, Vung Ksor
      International Club, Zi Huang, Mo Mo San
      Asian Culture Club, Vacant
      CNNC Glen Haven, Subhadra Acharya and Snow Rahlan Joyce
        YouthLead, Tawanna Maryland (AmeriCorps)
        Adult ESOL, Ghaisha Yaya Mohamed (AmeriCorps)
    Congregational Nurse Program, Maureen Flak
    Avalon Trace Apartments

(5) Caucus Leader: Rotating position chose from site leaders Vacant
Caucus members work to insure vacancies are filled, all members trained
African Youth Initiative, Nia Pena, Donza Pitre
Elimu, Zach Lindsey

First Friends / ASC, Clare Forrister
Ashton Woods, Emmanuel Williams, Rebecca Reyna
      International Club, Zi Huang, Mo Mo San
      CNNC Ashton Woods,
        Tutoring, Edith Walson, Sana and Sala (AmeriCorps)
        ESOL Adults, Cameron Lawrence, Janey Luckhouse (AmeriCorps)
    USCRI training program, Izzy Brace

Public Health Fellow, Projects, Mamta Gurung
    Health and Wellness Program, (Jigna Dharod, Narayan Khadka)
       Bhutanese Society of High Point, (Jiwan Pradhan et al)
Campus Integrated Health, Aiperi Iusupova
      Campus Wellness, (Kristie Wyatt)

CAAP Projects (club), Teresa Bedzigui, AIDS Fellow
          Condom Fairies
          HIV Testing
    AIDS transition candidate, Vacant
        Triad Health Project
        Higher Ground
        Guilford Dept of Health and Human Services

Food Justice, Marek Wojtala, Sarah Miller, Hunger Fellows
    Campus Pantry, Vacant
    Community Kitchens Project (club), Ben Randazzo
    Stop Hunger Now, Marek Wojtala
    Farm Stand, Sarah Miller
    Farmers Curb Market, Vacant
    Mobile Market, Moira O’ Neill
        Guilford Food Council
        DHHS Oasis Van, Dr Mark Smith
        Farmers Curb Market
        Cove Creek Gardens

        Soup Bowl
High Impact International Living Community at Pope House,
Rep, Jose Oliva, rotates monthly


Research and Policy Projects
Independent Projects
    Roads to College, Jose Oliva
    Cultural Competency Project (International Club) Mo Mo San, Zi Huang

Community-Based Research
    Montagnard Hypertension Project, Lek Siu, Hlois Mlo,  Risuin Ksor*
    ACORE project, Tasmia Zafar
    Urban Gardening Project, Vung Ksor
    YouthLead, Vung Ksor
        UNCG Dept of Nutrition
        UNCG Dept of Human Development and Family Studies
        UNCG Dept of Public Health Education
        NCAT Dept of Natural Resources and Environmental Design
        Guilford College Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors
        Guilford Undergraduate Symposium
        Guilford Dept of Environmental Studies

Community-Based Policy Research
    ENDD° (AFSC) Jose Bernal  (with Krista Craven, Leticia Benitiz)
    International Advisory Committee (City of Greensboro), Jose Oliva, Lek Siu
    Counter-Stories, Vacant
    Greensboro Interim Civilian Police Review Committee Vacant
    Montagnard American Organization (Guilford Branch) Vacant*
        Greensboro Historical Museum



How to...

Move from service to empowerment at your site
Popular Education and Freedom Schools can help empower your community 

Minimize debt during your 4 years
To close the tuition gap, Tell your adviser and favorite professors, who can suggest opportunities, department prizes, awards. Use advanced online searches for scholarships that reflect your profile. Scour Buzz notices for in-house grants. Talk to upperclassmen about how they make ends meet. Work like crazy in the summer. Put out a lot of applications and have a resume that puts you ahead of high schoolers. Keep parents informed.  

Understand what connects Community Service to Community-Engaged Scholarship to Community-Based Research and Careers beyond
Your roadmap

Apply to Guilford scholarships and grant opportunities
   Bonner Scholars
   Bonner Center Hunger Fellows
   Bonner Center AIDS Fellows 
   Multicultural Scholars Leadership Program (MLSP)
   Principled-Problem Solving Scholars (PPS)
   Summer Research Scholars Program (URCE)
   Senate Community Scholars grant
Apply to Guilford awards
   Algernon Sullivan Award

Get money for your site or project
Leaders can access money by applying to Bonner Advisory Board (BAB), a student-run, decision-making committee. Pick up form at Bonner Center.

Apply to be a Project or Site Coordinator or Fellow
Go here for general info.

Leaders  Incident Report form (PDF)

Leaders  How to check site and project participants’ hours. You have been sent Google share notices to review Google docs and comment as needed. If the hours are correct, "sign" your name by making a comment stating you approve. (Don’t forget to add your name to the comment.)

Leaders  If you need to edit your site or project page


Idea Incubator
Charette for Community: How to design a living space for a refugee family , Wed, Oct 7, 1:30-2:30 at Incubator space in Library.

Hours for sites
Ashton Woods, M-F, leave 3:15 PM and return 6:30 PM. Contact Emmanuel
Oakwood, MWF 2:15-5:30 PM, leaves from Founders behind the Grill. Contact Marimar
YWCA goes every other Tuesday and every Thursday from 5:30-8:30 PM. Contact Eliza
Community Kitchens Club, Shore Hall, T 3-6:30, Contact Ben
Farm Stand-Mobile Market We meet at 8:30pm on Mondays in the Greenleaf. Contact Moira
Cultural Competency Project, Contact Zi
Newcomers, Monday 9-11;‬ Tuesday 11:15-12:30; Wednesday 12:45-2:45
(sometimes ‪9-11);‬ Thursday 11:15 to 12:30; Friday 10-1 (or ‪2)‬; Meet at Bonner parking lot
Contact Cristy
Pathways, MWTh, 6:30-8:30 PM; F 4-6:15 PM. Contact Amburee
Society of Bhutanese, Hours TBA, Contact Mamta
CAAP, 1:30-2:30 PM, Wednesday at MRC Contact Teresa
CAPA Kids at Jefferson Elementary, M-W, 2:15-4:15 PM, Contact Jarrett 
Elimu, M-F 4-6:30 PM, leave from Pope House. Contact Zach 
Glen Haven leaves from the misting rocks near Founders at 2:25 PM. Contact Elliott
Church Under the Bridge, every Saturday. Meets 2pm in the Shore kitchen for food preparation. Leave for CUTB at 5pm from the grill;  back on campus before 7:30pm. Contact Connor  
Project Community meets every Friday at noon in the Caf for lunch. Contact Connor 
First Friends, M, 3:15-6:45; W, 4:30-6:30, Leave from Bonner. Contact Clare
Life Skills at Page HS, 201 Alma Pinnix Dr., meet T-F, 4-6 pm. Leave campus from Dana Auditorium parking lot at 4 and return to campus no later than 6 pm. Contact Lek Siu, Hlois Mlo

Leaders' Caucusing
What is it?
Who is in your caucus?

El Salvador
2016 J-Term Slide Show and Details

Understanding Migration Patterns
UNRIC: Developing Countries Host Most Refugees
Pew: Origins and Destinations of the World's Migrants
UNHCR: Less that one percent of refugees is resettled

2015 Fall Premester Schedule
Click here.
2015 Leaders Training exercises
Premester to Volunteer Fair
Working doc
Premester to CSI training
Online community service training

Premester to Day of Service and Day of Reflection
Planning for deep campus engagement.

What is High Impact? Getting professors to pay attention, and other terms you’ll hear

Understanding Racism Workshops
Fri-Sun, Oct 30Nov 1, 2015
Fri-Sun, Feb 12-14, 2016
Fri-Sun, Apr 1-3, 2016

How Guilfordians help Guilfordians through decades-old community sites

Understanding Racism Workshops
Fri-Sun, Oct 30Nov 1, 2015
Fri-Sun, Feb 12-14, 2016
Fri-Sun, April 1-3, 2016

Refugee Becoming Guilfordians: Facts in 500 Characters

Example of Academic-Community Partnership Towards Language and Cultural Preservation
Western Carolina's Cherokee Studies

2015-16 Discussion Series
Research with Local Communities, 2015-16
Total of 7 presentations about scholarly work and engagement with local communities
Format: 1 hour
Schedule (1 x per month)
Sept, Oct, Nov, Jan, Feb, March, April

Bonner Center Brown Bag Lunch Series, 2015-16

Career opportunities based on service learning experiences students gain at Guilford. Alums and others discuss how they used community experiential learning to aid employment search and build careers, or influence their academic and life decisions.

Format: 1 hour lunch at Wed Caf, time TBA, max 1x per month
--Hosted by Project Community
Schedule (1 x per month)
Sept, Oct, Nov, Jan, Feb, March, April
New Cultural Competency 
Updating our CSI training

New Leadership Module 
Under development, ready for Premester

What’s the Premester Schedule?
   Project Community schedule
   Coordinators' schedule
   Baby Bonner schedule

New Leadership Team 2015-16

Project Community 2015-16
Rio White, Project Coordinator

AIDS Fellows, 2015-16
Teresa Bedgzigui

Hunger Fellows, 2015-2016
Sarah Miller, Farm Stand
Marek Wojtala

Site and Project Coordinators, 2015-16
Mo Mo San, Zi Huang, Cultural Competency
Nicole Zelniker, Church Under the Bridge
Mamta Gurung, Bhutanese Society
Vung Ksor, Christy Samaniego, Newcomers School
Jarrett Knepper, Fernanda Gonzalez, CAT Kids
Emmanuel Williams, Rebecca Reyna, Ashton Woods
Jeffrey Ray, Glen Haven
Amburee Edwards, Pathways
Roberto Mojica, Latino Impact
Lek Siu,Hlois Mlo Page HS Life Skills
Isabel Gutierrez, Marimar Mantuano, Oakwood Forest
Zach Lindsey, ELIMUEliza Stevenson, Ro Lutenbacher YWCA
Moira O’ Neill, Mobile Market
Alex Marlowe, Farmer's Curb Market

NCAT Urban Agriculture 
Project starts Wed March 18, working with Bonner Center and refugee communities.

Bread for the World
Food conference in Raleigh. Moira O’Neill organizing students to go.

First Year Bonners on Spring Social Justice Trip
Coastal South Carolina

Guilford Undergraduate Symposium
Deadline March 27, 5 PM. 

For Bonner Center coordinators and Fellows

Food and Farm Related
FoodStorm: Guilford College team going to UNCG

Farmer Foodshare: Developing ways to help run this excellent program

Mobile Market: Developing team and doing practice runs to Glen Haven.

Bhutanese Society of High Point
Assessing needs through upcoming charrette.

Career Academy
Assessing ways to assist a new community partner

Greensboro Counter-Stories
Looking for facilitators who reflect the true face of the City.

Project Community Spring Planning  Happening during J-Term

Lennon Lacy Project  Learn about our involvement in police accountability and controversy in Bladensboro NC.

Opportunity: Tutors needed for Oakwood, Pathways. Contact Andrew

Leaders: Make plans to have your site covered during J Term. Contact me about details.

Collaborative Research  Jane Fernandes was a supporter while at UNCA of SENCER, an NSF-funded organization supporting science and community engagement. Find out about our key role in developing a grant project application from Guilford and NCAT.

Listening to Marginalized Voices  Learn about the fight we’re involved in to make sure refugee and immigrant community leaders have representation through the City’s Human Relations Commission. Contact Andrew

Guilford County School Board  Learn about our involvement with Guilford County Schools, from after school tutoring to support of in-state tuition for undocumented college applicants.

Organizing for a Community Center  Learn about our involvement to help a refugee neighborhood obtain its own community space.

El Salvador as a Community Site   Through a local Salvadoran nonprofit we’re exploring the possibility of an ongoing Study Abroad community site, headed by Bonner Scholars.

IRB and Project Design  Ever work with community partners to design a research project?