The Rubicon

Community Service Spotlight: Litman opens up to new political opportunities

Litman poses with Flaherty and his husband at one of Flaherty's campaign for Ramsey County Judge.

Annie Bottern, RubicOnline Editor

September 25, 2018

Through the act of volunteering, senior Mia Litman expands her knowledge of politics.

Community Service Spotlight: Hoppe returns to past experience for senior service

Senior Emilia Hoppe has volunteered at the annual Sanneh Foundation gala with her friends for over five years. “The Sanneh Foundation helps run the Conway Community Center in St. Paul where they provide free after-school care and dinner services. The program is a bit understaffed, so I will help keep the kids entertained and supervised,” Hoppe said.

Nitya Thakkar, RubicOnline Editor

April 10, 2018

Senior Emilia Hoppe will continue her work with The Sanneh Foundation for her senior project.

Community Service Spotlight: Povejsil supports education through tutoring

Junior Nora Povejsil tutors with Project for Pride in Living. “I think it’s good to be active locally and make your community better,” Povejsil said.

Nitya Thakkar, RubicOnline Editor

February 21, 2018

Junior Nora Povejsil tutors with Project for Pride in Living.

Community Service Spotlight: Simon Says “Give,” Citron gives

Citron is the Director of the Simon Says Give youth board.

Nitya Thakkar, RubicOnline Editor

December 1, 2017

Senior Jessica Citron helps run the organization "Simon says Give," a local, youth-based charity helping other kids in need.

Community Service Spotlight: Martha Slaven honors history through service

Martha Slaven volunteered at Gibbs Farm over the summer where she helped teach children about Dakota and pioneer people. “I think [the activities and educational opportunities] at Gibbs Farm really open kids up to a bunch of different perspectives and especially about the history of Dakota people,

Nitya Thakkar, RubicOnline Editor

October 27, 2017

Sophomore Martha Slaven spent her summer volunteering at Gibbs Farm, immersed in history and service learning.

Community Service Spotlight: Reedy aids local hunger-relief efforts

Second Harvest Heartland is a popular volunteer organization that offers opportunities for individuals and groups. Sophomores worked at Second Harvest Heartland as part of the sophomore retreat and Reedy will continue serving there this summer.

Lucy Sandeen, Rubicon Editor

May 24, 2017

Sophomore Eliza Reedy was inspired by her sophomore service project to continue volunteering with Second Harvest Heartland.

Community Service Spotlight: Verhey sisters give gift of dance

Community Service Spotlight: Verhey sisters give gift of dance

Mimi Geller, RubicOnline Editor

February 21, 2017

Sisters Allie and Jennie Verhey grant the practice of dance to youth at Dakota Woodlands shelter.

Community Service Spotlight: Dieperink catalyzes youth development with horses

Sophomore Isabel Dieperink combines her love of horses while volunteering at Lakeview Farm to teach children with anxiety or with an intellectual disability the joy of riding horses.

Mimi Geller, RubicOnline Editor

January 11, 2017

Sophomore Isabel Dieperink intersects her knowledge of horses with her passions of service with children.

Community Service Spotlight: Atmore pays forward his personal connection at Children’s Hospital

Sophomore Ben Atmore volunteers frequently at the Children's Hospital to play with children.

Mimi Geller, RubicOnline Editor

November 28, 2016

Sophomore Ben Atmore volunteers at Children's Hospital with kids who were just like him when he was young.

Community Service Spotlight: Chen teaches children English in China

Junior Larry Chen has spent the past two summers working with children at summer camps in China with China Service Ventures.

Mimi Geller, RubicOnline Editor

November 4, 2016

Junior Larry Chen travels to China to be a counselor at a summer camp and helps teach children English.

Community Service Spotlight: Osteraas rebuilds disaster-stricken homes

Sophomore Lauren Osteraas went on a volunteer trip over the summer to aid in the rebuilding of houses in New Orleans that were destroyed from Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Mimi Geller, RubicOnline Editor

October 16, 2016

Sophomore Lauren Osteraas traveled with Project Homecoming to New Orleans to rebuild houses destroyed from Hurricane Katrina.

Community Service Spotlight: Ward aids with aqueduct production in the Dominican Republic

Sophomore Jazz Ward traveled to the Dominican Republic over the summer with Rustic Pathways in hopes to begin the production of an aqueduct in a small village.

Mimi Geller, RubicOnline Editor

September 11, 2016

Sophomore Jazz Ward visited the Dominican Republic with Rustic Pathways to begin the production of an aqueduct in a small village.