Our participation in the Berkeley Project was a tremendous success. Kara, Karandeep, and the SPEAC/SHARE small group all deserve a big hand. Volunteers painted the bathrooms and showers at the Willard site, conducted needs assesments, and painted at the Berkeley Multi-Agency Service Center (MASC) site. Karandeep did a phenomenal job as Site Leader at the MASC site, and we were able to achieve a tremendous amount of work there as a result of his dedication. The teriffic success there and at the Willard Pool under Kara should serve as sufficient evidence to everyone that the SPEAC/SHARE small group is an incredibly productive and viable addition to the Thursday class, one that will certainly endure during subsequent semesters as a result of their achievement.
The amount of planning and preparation these that two UGSIs put into their group project was very inspiring, and will serve as a model for all future iterations of this small group. Congratulations to both of you, and to all of the HMS 98/198 students in your small group! Overall the event ran smoothly, and it was awesome to see the change accomplished by some very motivated volunteers. We also passed out educational information on some of the misconceptions of homelessness and provided the volunteers with links to websites where they could educate themselves. Thank you to everyone who came and helped out.