Bonner Leader at the College of Charleston

Bonner Leaders are outstanding students who commit themselves to leadership through service and making positive change across campus and in the community.

Bonner Leaders participate in a four-year civic leadership and development program highlighted by regular leadership training and reflection activities. Our Bonner Leaders provide valuable leadership in the Charleston community and endeavor to promote a culture of service and civic engagement on campus. At the College of Charleston, Bonner Leaders perform upwards of 300 hours of community service

Operating as usual

Photos from Bonner Leader at the College of Charleston's post 05/01/2021

Photos from Bonner Leader at the College of Charleston's post

05/01/2021

Congratulations to our 2021 Bonner GRADUATES!!

Congratulations to our 2021 Bonner GRADUATES!!

08/26/2019

Kicking off our 12th year of the Bonner Leader Program! Bonner Interns Mason, Avery, and Katie are working hard in preparation of our first Tuesday night meeting.

bonner.org 05/18/2018

College of Charleston Celebrates 10th Bonner Program Anniversary

Check out the College of Charleston program featured on the national Bonner Foundation site. http://www.bonner.org/news/2018/5/14/college-of-charleston-celebrates-10th-bonner-program-anniversary

bonner.org The College of Charleston' Bonner's Bonner Program was initiated 10 years ago by two students,  Jyn Repede, '09 and Jamila Harper '08 Jamila Har

05/16/2018

Were going to miss our Senior class! They brought so much knowledge, passion and resilience to Bonner! We love you!!!

05/08/2018

Gearing up for the Bonner 10 year anniversary celebration this Thursday! Who’s excited?!

04/27/2018

I-dentity Engage & Empower Event

Check out the full video from the Bonner Leader Program Engage and Empower I-dentity event!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wp74KS2eRtc

This video documented the I-dentity event from the Bonner Leader Program's 2017-2018 Engage and Empower week. The theme for Engage and Empower week this year...

04/18/2018

Last night we had our final Bonner meeting of the year! We had an affirming time giving out paper plate awards and painting with our classes! There were lots of tears but more laughs!! 💜 @ Bonner Leader at the College of Charleston

04/18/2018

Last call to learn more about the Bonner program at this weekend’s Bonner webinars! We will be hosting a webinar for incoming first years to learn more about the Bonner program at the College of Charleston. All of the basics of Bonner will be covered but please bring questions! In order to accommodate different schedules we will be having webinars on both Friday, April 20th from 3:00pm-4:00pm and Sunday, April 22nd from 3:00pm-4:00pm. If you are not able to make it either of these times just email us and we can send you a recording of the webinar! Please RSVP by emailing your: name, gender pronouns, Skype username, preferred email and date of the webinar you wish to attend to [email protected]. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out!

04/11/2018

Don’t forget—applications for the Bonner Leader Program at CofC are due April 30th! Join us next week to learn more about the Program from current Bonners! We will be hosting a webinar for incoming first years to learn more about the Bonner program at the College of Charleston. All of the basics of Bonner will be covered but please bring questions! In order to accommodate different schedules we will be having webinars on both Friday, April 20th from 3:00pm-4:00pm and Sunday, April 22nd from 3:00pm-4:00pm. Please RSVP by emailing your: name, gender pronouns, Skype username, preferred email and date of the webinar you wish to attend to [email protected]. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out!

04/11/2018

Last night we had our Bonner Senior Capstone presentations! Here is @isabeljohnston presenting on her project modeling Climate Change induced state fragility with the Analytic Hierarchy Process!

03/30/2018

Wishing we were back in Asheville on this rainy Charleston Day! Here are some pictures of the first and second years during their Alternative Break trip working with the Veterans Restoration Quarters! We helped dig a ditch which would help drain the runoff water into a nearby river and reduce flooding in the field. We had a lot of fun getting to know the veterans and learning their stories! We all got down and dirty working with them! @ Asheville, North Carolina

03/28/2018

Bonner Leader at the College of Charleston's cover photo

03/28/2018

Are you interested in social justice, community service and leadership development? Well then Bonner might just be the place for you! The College of Charleston Bonner Leader Program is part of the national Bonner Network that encompasses over 60 collegiate institutions across 24 states. The four-year direct service and leadership scholarship program empowers a diverse and committed group of students to enact social change and allows them to explore, develop and integrate academics and career interests while partnering with a local community-based organization. Students not only learn, but live leadership as active citizens and catalysts for change in the global community. All incoming freshman are encouraged to apply to the program for the 2018-2019 academic year here: http://volunteer.cofc.edu/bonner-leader-program/apply.php by April 30th! #cofc #cofc22 #collegeofcharleston

03/24/2018

Applications for incoming first year students due April 30th!

campusyblog.web.unc.edu 03/23/2016

Sophomore Exchange: Charleston, SC | CampusY Blog

Our sophomores had a lovely time hosting Bonner Leaders Program at UNC-Chapel Hill. Thanks for this amazing blog post and we hope to see you all in Charleston again very soon!

Bonner Love!

campusyblog.web.unc.edu The following blog was written by Caroline Owens, a Sophomore in the Bonner Leaders Program at the Campus Y. Caroline works at Farmer Foodshare this year.

cofcbonner.blogspot.com 01/20/2016

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Are the Winter Months Giving You Chills?

Get your hearts and minds warm and toasty and reflect on warmer months as some of the Bonner Leaders at the College of Charleston share how they stayed engaged in service the summer of 2015!!

Catch up and reflect with some of our Bonner Leaders at
http://cofcbonner.blogspot.com/

cofcbonner.blogspot.com

[10/07/15]   would you still want to travel to that country
if you could not take a camera with you.
– a question of appropriation by Nayyirah Waheed

05/12/2014

origin.library.constantcontact.com

Great summer work for local high school and college students!
http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1104566193049-112/Summer+Youth+Works+2014+Flier.pdf

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[05/01/14]   Wow, prospective Bonners--you've blown us away! A huge thanks to all of our applicants and, in particular, those of you who wrote letters of recommendation. We hope to be able to confirm receipt of all materials via email directly to the applicants by Friday morning. Until then, if you're wondering whether we've received everything, just sit tight. We have a mountain of paper and emails we're wading through!

[04/28/14]   How confusing! We're transitioning our Civic Engagement websites, which somehow led to an application for freshmen Bonner admission with an early deadline being posted on our site. This early pile of applications is super exciting, but you actually have until April 30 to get yours in! Everything else on the application is correct, so feel free to use that version as your template--just know that you have a little more than 48 hours to still submit it!

kimberlydark.com 04/16/2014

Complicated Courtesies Press Pack

kimberlydark.com As a sociologist and a performance artist, Dark uses entertainment to illuminate potentially contentious cultural themes. It can be scary to talk about topics such as gender, race, parenting and the environment. What if we disagree? Come see how vibrant v

[04/01/14]   Current CofC freshmen and sophomores--You officially have 26 hours to submit your application to join Bonner Leader in Fall 2014! We've enjoyed meeting all of you at our events over the past several weeks and can't wait to tackle this stack of applications. Good luck to all!

[03/19/14]   Thanks to everyone who came to the open house last night! We had a wonderful time getting to know y'all. Don't forget, applications are due April 2nd!

03/11/2014

http://cofc-01.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/volunteer/files/2010/01/Bonner-Winter-Newsletter-2014-1.pdf

Check out Bonner's first newsletter to see what we've been up to this year!

http://cofc-01.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/volunteer/files/2010/01/Bonner-Winter-Newsletter-2014-1.pdf

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huffingtonpost.com 02/17/2014

Full Court Press: College of Charleston Women's Basketball Takes on Cancer | Mikaela Hopkins

The College of Charleston's women's basketball team has been doing some inspiring work against cancer on campus! Check it out:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mikaela-hopkins/college-of-charleston-cancer-drive_b_4676048.html

huffingtonpost.com As a 20-year-old center on the College of Charleston women's basketball team, I -- like most young adults my age -- thought cancer was something that only affects other people. Not me, not my loved ones. But when a close friend was stricken with leuk...

youtube.com 02/04/2014

Guatemala 2013/14

Less than a month until spring break! Bonner juniors and seniors will be traveling to Guatemala to work with the organization As Green as it Gets. Check out this video from a former volunteer. Looks pretty exciting!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faTeQD_gVCw

youtube.com Volunteering with As Green As It Gets in San Miguel Escobar over the Christmas break.

[01/27/14]   This week the Lowcountry Coalition for the Homeless is conducting the Point in Time count, surveying housing needs in the area. Thanks to the Bonners and other volunteers who are helping conduct the survey! See last year's data here:http://www.schomeless.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/SCHC-2013-PIT-REPORT-FINAL-Post.pdf

blogs.cofc.edu 01/24/2014

Ongoing Service Opportunities

Look on any list of America's most popular New Year's resolutions, and you're almost guaranteed to see "help others" listed. If this is one of your goals but you're not sure how to get started, check out this list of local service projects from CofC Center for Civic Engagement!

blogs.cofc.edu Do you have a commitment to service? The Center for Civic Engagement partners with community non-profits to connect students with volunteer opportunities in the area. Check our volunteer opportunit...

seaislandhabitat.org 01/17/2014

Sea Island Habitat

Hey Charleston! Are you looking for a way to give back to the community on Martin Luther King, Jr Day (aka, the national day of service)? The nearby Sea Island Habitat for Humanity is looking for afternoon volunteers! Get more information here: http://www.seaislandhabitat.org/

seaislandhabitat.org Sea Island Habitat for Humanity works with partner families to provide affordable housing on Johns Island, SC.

huffingtonpost.com 01/15/2014

Market Flash Mob Raises $30K For Those In Need

This academic year the Bonner Leaders have been focusing on hunger and homelessness through meetings and Service Saturdays. Check out this video of how a group of students creatively raised over $30,000 to address homelessness in their area!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/09/luckys-market-flash-mob_n_4570935.html?utm_hp_ref=homelessness

huffingtonpost.com Shoppers at a local market in a Colorado suburb -- an area that was deeply affected by the historic floods which devastated large swaths of the state -- got a surprise performance just before the holidays. Since it was posted on YouTube, the video -- which was filmed at Lucky's Market in Longmont --...

[01/14/14]   We're already a week into the semester, which means soon it'll be time to start thinking about next year! Do you know any prospective or current College of Charleston students that want to make an impact in their community through weekly service and leadership education? Tell them about Bonner! More information about the application process coming soon!

habitat.org 01/13/2014

Habitat for Humanity Int'l

Happy Monday! Tomorrow night is the first Bonner meeting of the semester, where we'll be talking about our group service with Habitat for Humanity. Some things you may not know about Habitat:
1. Habitat works across the globe, reaching countries like Bulgaria
2. Every effort is made to make the new homes as energy efficient as possible.

Take a look!
http://www.habitat.org/magazine/article/energy-efficient-building-bulgaria

habitat.org This summer, a group of visiting Global Village volunteers — Bulgaria’s first — broke ground for four new energy-efficient houses in the municipality of Kostinbrod, near the capital city of Sofia. The construction site had first been prepared by Credit Suisse and Whirlpool corporate teams.

npr.org 01/10/2014

Franklin McCain, One Of 'Greensboro Four,' Dies

Martin Luther King, Jr. day is right around the corner! Today we remember Mr. Franklin McCain, one of the "Greensboro Four" sit-in participants, who passed away this morning. As you begin to consider your plans for the holiday, we hope you will honor the men and women of the civil rights movement by helping to make the world a better place.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/01/10/261384803/franklin-mccain-one-of-greensboro-four-dies

npr.org In February 1960, four young black men sat down at a whites-only lunch counter in North Carolina.

maryscenter.org 10/21/2013

Mary's Center Opens New Site in Prince George's County, Maryland | Mary's Center

The government may shut down, but nonprofits must stay operational regardless. During Fall Break October 12 -15, the freshman and sophomore Bonners were working with nonprofits for hunger and homelessness in Washington D.C.

They painted the interior of Mary's Center in Maryland.
http://www.maryscenter.org/news/marys-center-opens-new-site-prince-georges-county-maryland

And they helped Thrive DC with their morning operations.
http://www.wusa9.com/news/article/134460/0/Fridays-Heroes-Thrive-DC

click the links to find out more about the service sites.

maryscenter.org On January 31, 2012, the new Mary's Center site in Adelphi, Maryland saw its first patients. Funded by Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield, the center is Mary's Center's sixth site in the DC metropolitan area and is positioned to address severe health care disparities in Prince George's County.

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