California Campus Compact Community Engagement Student Fellow and Stanbridge University Occupational Therapy student Anneke Van Ommering volunteered with Life Rolls On, an adaptive surfing camp for people with disabilities. On the shoreline of La Jolla, California, Anneke helped participants catch waves with adaptive surfboards. In her project, Anneke helped the organizations implement a needs assessment program to provide better service and engagement for its participants.
Engaging the community is an integral part of our identity: Keeping the needs of others in focus helps shape a connected, compassionate student body and lifts our students up to a higher vision of service. Through a variety of partnering organizations and events, Stanbridge goes beyond the classroom and into our community to volunteer time, raise funds, promote awareness, and ultimately, find ways to meet the needs of people around the world. Get involved and engage your community.