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Community Service Learning Site Details

Jackson Park Ministries
5415 Airport Dr. Charlotte, NC 28208

Web Site www.jacksonpark.org

Description Jackson Park Ministries exists to transform the lives of distressed low-income families and at-risk children located in our neighborhood, the greater Charlotte community and beyond. We seek to do this through a Transformational Housing Program, various Community Benevolence Ministries such as a food pantry, and various Youth and Children’s Programs.

Site Contact Person Nicole Barfield
Email address: nicolel@jacksonpark.org
Telephone: 704-246-3510

Service Opportunities After School Program: This program serves children grades 1st—5th by helping them with homework, providing recreational opportunities and teaching Bible knowledge and life skills in an encouraging and supportive atmosphere. Volunteers are needed to help students with homework, help prepare/clean up, and also assist with tasks such as decorating and organizing classrooms.

Available community service days and times Monday—Friday, 3:00—5:15pm ONLY** As the time frame is limited, PUNCTUALITY IS IMPORTANT. Mondays—Thursdays volunteers will assist children with homework. Fridays children will go to the playground, play games in the gym or do other special activities.

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Number of student placements available 0

Special Requirements Dress code: Casual dress, comfortable for working with children. However, please wear modest and neat attire to help maintain a professional atmosphere.

Personal Qualities Seeking volunteers who enjoy working with children and are flexible, patient and fun-loving. Punctuality is also important. Volunteers will be asked to fill out a brief application giving Jackson Park Ministries permission to conduct a BACKGROUND CHECK.

Directions From JWU: Head southeast on W Trade St toward S Cedar St , Turn right onto S Cedar St, Turn right onto W Morehead St, Turn right onto Wilkinson Blvd, Turn left onto Morris Field Dr, Turn left onto Airport Dr, Destination will be on the left. CATS bus: Walk to Trade St and Cedar St (2 min). Take bus 5 outbound (11 min, 7 stops). At Wilkinson Blvd and Midland Ave, transfer to bus 235 inbound (6 min, 10 stops). Get off at Ashley Circle and Airport Dr. The chapel is visible from the bus stop.