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Community Service

To serve as a resource for students, faculty, and staff of the University of New Haven community and to foster relationships between the surrounding community and the University of New Haven.

Meet Our Staff
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Courtney Skipper
Graduate Assistant for the Office of Community Service

community_service@newhaven.edu
(203) 479-4585

My name is Courtney Skipper, and I received dual bachelor degrees from the University of New Haven in psychology and criminal justice. I am currently working towards my master’s degree in criminal justice.


Hometown 

Upper Deerfield, NJ

Undergraduate Institution

University of New Haven

Degree

B.S. in Criminal Justice
B.A. in Psychology

Area of study at University of New Haven

Criminal Justice

Experience with community service

During my undergraduate career, I volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club, and participated in a Done In A Day project. I completed a self-sustainable project in my local community to educate middle schoolers on the dangers of social media and how to safely use the internet. I also went on a service trip to Haiti to do work in an impoverished community.

What community service means to me

Community service has made me realize a lot about myself and learn more about the world around me. Participating in a community service project is one of the most beneficial and humbling things I have done. By helping individuals and communities that are less fortunate, I have gained a greater understanding of what really matters. Through community service, I have grown as a person and have come to realize how something that seems so insignificant at the time, can make a huge difference in the lives of others.

My hope for students looking to get involved in community service

My hope for the students is that they find a need in the community that gets them excited; something they are passionate about. I hope they see how much of a difference they can make in the community and learn more about themselves in the process. Community service is a great way to make an impact in the lives of so many people and help students figure out what path they want to take in life.

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