Keystone College students spend spring break serving homeless in Washington, D.C.


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Keystone College students volunteer at the Community for Creative Non-Violence, a homeless shelter in Washington, D.C., during their spring break. From left, first row, Xiangni Wang, of Factoryville; Courtney Woolaver, of Old Forge; Williamson Jacques, Haiti native and current Clarks Summit resident; Matt Bennett, Philadelphia native and La Plume resident and Nicolette Carrion, of Lyndhurst, N.J. Second row, Temitope Adesanya, of Tobyhanna; Don Page, director of volunteers, The Community For Creative Non-Violence; Kelly Gordon, of Hallstead and Madeline Ferrara, of Scranton.


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Keystone College students Temitope Adesanya and Courtney Woolaver sew sleeping bags for the homeless in their hotel room during spring break. The sleeping bag kits were donated by Flo Wheatley, of My Brother’s Keeper quilt group.


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Keystone College students visit Arlington National Cemetery during a spring break service trip. From left, first row, Williamson Jacques, Temitope Adesanya, Matt Bennett, Xiangni Wang and Nicolette Carrion. Second row, Courtney Woolaver and Kelly Gordon.


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LA PLUME — The Keystone College Service Club showed – or rather, sewed – its true colors during this year’s spring break.

The college’s Center for Civic Engagement and Service Learning (CESL) sponsored an alternative spring break trip to Washington, D.C. The trip, supervised by CESL director Maria Fanning, took place from Saturday, March 12 through Tuesday, March 15.

The students volunteered at the Community for Creative Non-Violence and sewed sleeping bags for homeless people. Spare time was spent touring memorials and museums in the capital.

Keystone College students volunteer at the Community for Creative Non-Violence, a homeless shelter in Washington, D.C., during their spring break. From left, first row, Xiangni Wang, of Factoryville; Courtney Woolaver, of Old Forge; Williamson Jacques, Haiti native and current Clarks Summit resident; Matt Bennett, Philadelphia native and La Plume resident and Nicolette Carrion, of Lyndhurst, N.J. Second row, Temitope Adesanya, of Tobyhanna; Don Page, director of volunteers, The Community For Creative Non-Violence; Kelly Gordon, of Hallstead and Madeline Ferrara, of Scranton.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_ABJ-Key-Washington-1-1.jpgKeystone College students volunteer at the Community for Creative Non-Violence, a homeless shelter in Washington, D.C., during their spring break. From left, first row, Xiangni Wang, of Factoryville; Courtney Woolaver, of Old Forge; Williamson Jacques, Haiti native and current Clarks Summit resident; Matt Bennett, Philadelphia native and La Plume resident and Nicolette Carrion, of Lyndhurst, N.J. Second row, Temitope Adesanya, of Tobyhanna; Don Page, director of volunteers, The Community For Creative Non-Violence; Kelly Gordon, of Hallstead and Madeline Ferrara, of Scranton. Submitted photos

Keystone College students Temitope Adesanya and Courtney Woolaver sew sleeping bags for the homeless in their hotel room during spring break. The sleeping bag kits were donated by Flo Wheatley, of My Brother’s Keeper quilt group.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_ABJ-Key-Washington-2-1.jpgKeystone College students Temitope Adesanya and Courtney Woolaver sew sleeping bags for the homeless in their hotel room during spring break. The sleeping bag kits were donated by Flo Wheatley, of My Brother’s Keeper quilt group. Submitted photos

Keystone College students visit Arlington National Cemetery during a spring break service trip. From left, first row, Williamson Jacques, Temitope Adesanya, Matt Bennett, Xiangni Wang and Nicolette Carrion. Second row, Courtney Woolaver and Kelly Gordon.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_ABJ-Key-Washington-3-1.jpgKeystone College students visit Arlington National Cemetery during a spring break service trip. From left, first row, Williamson Jacques, Temitope Adesanya, Matt Bennett, Xiangni Wang and Nicolette Carrion. Second row, Courtney Woolaver and Kelly Gordon. Submitted photos

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