JAMESTOWN Jamestown Business College Organizational Behavior students recently ventured out into the community to put their classroom lessons to the test and to make a difference in the community.
Bachelor degree students in the Organizational Behavior class were charged with identifying organizations in the area, learning about their mission and activities, and then creating a fundraiser to benefit the organization's goals.
JBC instructor Elizabeth Cipolla said getting out in the community was very beneficial for the students. "Any time you can take classroom lessons and apply them in an outside business setting, the result is dynamic," she said. "It was also a nice change of pace to leave the classroom and be out in the community."
JBC students working with Joint Neighborhood Project (JNP) in Jamestown raised funds throughout the community for the purchase of school supplies for youth in the area. Full backpacks were also awarded to one local boy and girl. Their mission includes helping people and empowering them for a better tomorrow. Current programs include an Emergency Food Pantry, Nearly New Store, and Community and Hispanic Outreach Programs. JBC students are shown with Barb Hungerford, Executive Director of the JNP (far right).
JBC students working with Greystone Nature Preserve in Brocton hosted a nature walk and seminar to educate the community on the mission of the preserve. Greystone Nature Preserve offers programs in environmental education for groups of all ages and abilities. To end the activity, students planted a “JBC Tree.” Students are shown with preserve owner, Diane Clark (front, far right).
Student groups worked with community organizations including Joint Neighborhood Project, Greystone Nature Preserve and the Chautauqua County Humane Society, completing various fundraising projects for the groups.
Jamestown Business College offers business-focused associate and bachelor degrees and certificate programs that include targeted professional development activities. For more information on registering for these programs, call 664-5100 or visit online at www.JamestownBusinessCollege.edu.