"I feel as though I have really learned how to connect with patients. It means a lot to me that my community site has welcomed me and has allowed me to learn about the healthcare world. They are patient, and try as much as they can to teach me things that are useful to me without overwhelming me. As a long term impact, I think I will make many connections to patients and healthcare providers and learn how to take care of people in an integrative, efficient way. In addition, I will continue to learn about other cultures and organizations within the healthcare field." Bonner Student
|2020-2021 Community Partners|
Bonner Leaders are required to serve 8-10 hours a week at their selected community service agency each year as they continue to gain hands-on knowledge, skills, and abilities. By the end of their Senior Year, Bonner Leaders will have accumulated 1200+ service hours. These are paid positions through Federal Work-Study.
Adams Compassionate Healthcare Network (ACHN)
Founded in 2013, ACHN is dedicated to providing medical services to low-income and uninsured individuals. As the name suggests, they provide compassionate, quality healthcare to the most vulnerable of our population for free or at low cost. Their innovative healthcare model is available to all low-income and uninsured individuals who qualify regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, or zipcode.
Bonner Leaders support patient interaction, interpreter services and clinical support.
Britepaths is a dedicated leader in developing sustainable solutions that stabilize low-income working families, build resilience through financial literacy and workforce development, and provide supports for children. Britepaths' mission is to provide our Fairfax County area neighbors in need with short-term safety-net services and empower them to work toward long-term self-sufficiency.
Bonner Leaders support Fundraising and Development as well as Data and Reporting/Assessment
Children's Science Center
The Children’s Science Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and interactive museum where children, families and school groups can explore science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts through fun, engaging hands-on exhibits, activities and programs. They serve over 70,000 visitors a year at the Children’s Science Center Lab at Fair Oaks Mall and through community programs delivered to schools, libraries and STEM festivals across Northern Virginia.
Bonner Leaders serve as Science Educators leading STEM focused lessons and workshops for youth in the community.
Office of Community Engagement and Civic Learning (CECiL)
The Office of Community Engagement and Civic Learning facilitates
collaboration between Mason faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the
community for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge, resources, and service in the context of partnership and reciprocity.
CECiL offers several opportunities for engaging with civic and community learning.
Bonner Leaders support Mason Votes initiatives, democratic engagement and have led various workshops, events and programs.
Student Support and Advocacy Center (SSAC)/ GMU Housing and Residence Life
The Student Support and Advocacy Center is committed to providing an empowering environment for all Mason students to seek support services and to explore healthy life choices. They offer educational programming, one-on-one consultations, and resources in the areas of sexual and interpersonal violence, financial well-being, substance use, and collegiate recovery. They assist students encountering barriers to personal success.
Bonner Leaders support the Care and Outreach team specifically focused around supporting and engaging on-campus residential students.