Documents concerning three National Student Council of the YWCA and YMCA summer projects. Summer projects are an opportunity for students to combine work, community engagement and seminars to increase leadership skills, cultural understanding and social change. The New York City project places students in social work and community agencies to gain experience in the issues of an urban environment. Similarly, the Twin Cities industrial and urban project explores the issues the come from a diverse urban environment including racism, segregation the role of industrial life and the relationship to suburban areas. The third project takes place on the Rosebud Indian Reservation and focuses on increasing awareness of and understanding of the needs of the Native American through service projects, community engagement and discussion. Rosebud projects include book distribution, recreation programs and facilitating community engagement. Documents vary across each of the three programs but generally include director reports, participant reports and reflections, communications sent to participants prior to the projects and project announcements.
National Student Council of the YMCA and YWCA
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National Student Council of the YMCA and YWCA, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
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