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"We make a living by what we get,
but make a life by what we give."
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KNOWLEDGE
- Winston Churchill
LEARNER-CENTERED
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"Whatever you would have your children
and conversation." - Lydia H. Sigourney
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become, strive to exhibit it in your own lives
CHANGE
"Cast a stone across the waters to make
many ripples." - Mother Teresa
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IS
OK
Attitude
there are many more hills to climb."
Altitude
"After climbing a great hill, one only finds
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- Nelson Mandela
Determines
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positively
memory has a sound of its own."
- Chiquita Howard-Bostic
SPEAK
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"Every moment counts because each

About

ABOUT HB

“Start where you stand and work with whatever tools you may have at your command.” ― George Herbert

Help Bridge (HB) specializes in leadership and social justice education for youth and adult learners. HB offers a variety of training options including on‐site workshops, mini-conferences, online or teleconferencing, and one-on-one coaching. Dr. Chiquita D. Howard-Bostic, founder of HB, is a Chair of the Department of Sociology and Geography and the sociology internship coordinator at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. She is an associate professor of sociology and criminal justice studies, a grant writer, and a community mentor. Dr. Howard-Bostic is also a former college director of institutional assessment and has served as an executive director of housing and human services.

Vision

The HB teaching philosophy is grounded in the ideas of W.E.B. DuBois. The team couples objective analysis with personal ideology in a way that blends serious scholarship with passionate forms of social action. As advocates for social change, they use historical-comparative approaches to create an entry-point for dialogue and a deep understanding of social conditions.

Help Bridge (HB) at www.chowardbostic.com offers

  • Leadership and Social Justice Training
  • Research exploring race, class, gender, crime, and community
  • Course descriptions and syllabi for sociology and criminal justice courses
  • Audio lectures from sociology and criminal justice courses
  • Local and international youth and community service projects

Featured Links

Provides interdisciplinary approaches and applications of conceptual work

Offers teaching methods that engage and empower students in a process of learning

Shares pedagogical strategies for teaching civic responsibility and strengthening communities

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HELP BRIDGE 2017
Spring Mills, WV
Boys and Girls Club Partnership 2017
Martinsburg, WV
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Help Bridge Pilot 2017
Martinsburg, WV
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Social Science Day 2017
Shepherdstown, WV
Outstanding Service 2017
Shepherdstown, WV
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kiva fundraiser 2017
Shepherdstown, WV
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Women's Month 2017
Martinsburg, WV
Women's Leadership Award 2017
Chicago, Il
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Women Pressing for Change 2016
Martinsburg, WV
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Research Symposium 2016
Winston-Salem, NC
Red Flag Campaign 2016
Herndon, VA
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Multicultural Education 2016
Shepherdstown, WV
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read poster 2015
Shepherdstown, WV
Arbor Day 2015
Elizabethtown, PA
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Midatlantic Conference 2016
Shepherdstown, WV
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Oxford Symposium 2015
Oxford, England
People to People, Inc. 2013
Kingston, Jamaica
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Study Abroad 2006
Vancouver, Canada
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