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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program

Bunker Hill Community College s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is one of the largest in the country. Led by John Vacarro, a business faculty member and several hundred business students, the program serves more than 4,000 taxpayers each year. Using state-of-the-art equipment students provide free assistance to low-income residents, while multilingual students help non-English speakers. The VITA program is woven into students Bunker Hill education through a course on business administration and income tax.   From Service Matters 1998: Engaging Higher Education In the Renewal of America s Communities and American Democracy

Motivations and Movements: Exploring Careers in the Behavioral and Social Sciences

Required textbook: Focus on Community College Success , Constance Staley. Wadsworth. Description: This Learning Community Seminar is a 3-credit college level course designed to help incoming students make a successful transition to College. The Seminar enables students to reflect and explore college and career goals; introduce students to a range of college resources aimed at helping them establish academic goals; solve academic, personal and social problems; and overcome potential barriers to success; develop critical thinking, information literacy and communication skills; collaborate in active, diverse learning environments; and make connections between classroom learning and the larger community. Core Theme: “What is…