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Community Service

Community Service


A distinctive feature of this program is the responsibility for each Gale Scholar to give something back to the community. Each student is required to be involved in extensive community service work. Examples of community service include assisting the elderly living in nursing homes, tutoring elementary students and participating in such programs as Habitat for Humanity and Christmas in Action. Coupled with summer work experience, students gain an in-depth knowledge of the business and civic aspects of the community.


In 2015-2016, the Carl Sandburg College Gale Scholar students completed over 225 hours of community service.


Locations for community service included:
Knox County Humane Society
Galesburg Civic Arts Center
Knox County Teen Court
Galesburg Chapter of NAACP
Calvary Assembly of God Church
Knox County YMCA
Carl Sandburg Historical Site
Creative Childhood Center