Irvine, CA, June 17, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Vocational Nursing students of Stanbridge College, a technical college that offers training in Healthcare and Information Technology, recently volunteered their time to help serve lunch to the children of Project Hope Alliance. The school provides education and learning resources for underprivileged children, grades 1 through 8, who live in temporary housing including motels and shelters in Orange County. Stanbridge College has consistently supported Project Hope Alliance through donations of lunches, school supplies, clothing and household items for the children and their families.
“It was fun, these kids are great and they got everything they deserved today and hopefully we’ll be able to provide them more,” stated Jason Kilheeney, VN student and volunteer.
Students at Stanbridge College are encouraged to give back to their local and global community. Through REACH, students are able to work with non-profits including the Project Hope Alliance to support those in need and to apply their educational skills and critical thinking in a structured learning environment. In addition to learning how to work with people in real-world scenarios and supporting those in need, students learn compassion for their community members.
"It is good to show your face just so they know, hey I am here, I am here to help, I have extra time for kids in need, for anyone in need really," said Elizabeth Macney, VN student and volunteer.
To learn more about The Project Hope Alliance, please visit http://www.projecthopeschool.org/make-a-difference/. To learn more about Stanbridge College REACH, please visit http://www4.stanbridge.edu/reach.
About Stanbridge College
Based in Irvine, CA, Stanbridge College is a co-educational, technical college with an annual enrollment of over 800 students. Founded in 1996, Stanbridge is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). Stanbridge College offers diploma programs and Associate, Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Healthcare and Information Technology.
In 2009, 2010 and 2011, Stanbridge College received an award from Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc., as one of America’s Best Technical Colleges. Stanbridge has also been named to the 2009, 2010 and 2011 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. In 2008-2009 Stanbridge College was the recipient of the School of Excellence Award from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), and since 2007 it has maintained one of the highest continuous pass rates in California on the NCLEX-PN nursing exam, with a 96% cumulative pass rate. For more information, please visit www.stanbridge.edu or call (949)-794-9090.