FYS 198-2: Tryin’ to find a way back Home: An Introduction to the Literature and Legacy of Homelessness in America 

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Learn about the service component of this class through media coverage:



Facebook Live Interview on Homelessness in America for National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day 2016

"Battles Won, but War on Vet Homelessness Continues," Philadelphia Inquirer (November 11, 2016)
"Sharing our Blessings with Those in Need," Gettysburg Times (November 10, 2016)
"Housing Our Homeless Vets is a Duty We’ll Always Owe," MarketWatch (November 11, 2015)
"Too Many Veterans with Children are Still Homeless," MarketWatch (November 10, 2014)
"A Dereliction of Duty: Homeless Veterans in America," Fair Observer (June 5, 2014)
"Want to Honor Vets this Memorial Day? Help End Veterans' Homelessness," PennLive (May 25, 2014)
"Our National Shame," Huffington Post (December 6, 2013)
"Putting a Human Face on the Minimum Wage," MarketWatch (March 13, 2014)
"What a Living Wage Looks Like," NPR's Academic Minute (May 8, 2014)
"Yes, Gettysburg C.A.R.E.S.," Gettysburg Times (April 24, 2014)
"These Kids Today," Huffington Post (March 27, 2014)
"A Lost Generation," Huffington Post (May 29, 2014)

Course Information:

Instructor: C. Fee
FYS Meeting Time: MWF 9:00-9:50 AM
CYC Meeting Time: TH TH (from September 3rd through December 3rd) 11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Meeting Place: Patrick 100
Office: Breidenbaugh 314E
Office Hours: MWF 10:00-11:00 AM, TH 1:00-2:00, or contact Jody Rosensteel (x6750 or jrosenst@gettysburg.edu) for an appointment

Office Phone: x6762
Home Phone: 717.528.4799 (Call before 10:00 PM)
Cell & Text: 717.357.2314 (Text Preferred)

E-mail: cfee@gettysburg.edu

CYC Partner: P. Miller
Office: Plank 103
Office Hours: TBA
Phone: x8445
Email: prmiller@gettysburg.edu

Peer Learning Associate: C. Campbell
Cell Phone: 732.439.7377

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Read a Boston Globe overview of the Post Story

Read a Gettysburg Magazine story about this class

Read a press release about the DC Reading Days trip

Read about how the Campus Kitchens Project is related to this course

See students from this class in a Voice of America story about DC Central Kitchen

Read what students in this class have to say about what they have learned about the spirit of giving through their work in the local homeless shelter

View a video about Service-Learning at Gettysburg College which highlights this course

Selected Photos of the Day Show this Class in Action:

See students in this class help fill the Thanksgiving baskets CPS collected for local families in need (November 28, 2013)

See students from this class help move supplies and furniture into the new Gettysburg C.A.R.E.S. facility (Oct. 11, 2013)

See “Cookin’ with Gary,” a program on delicious nutrition hosted by students from this class at the Adams County Homeless Shelter (November 21, 2011)

See an inspirational message on the wall of the D.C. Central Kitchen recorded by students in this class (October 25, 2011)

See the students in this class jump for joy at the end of the DC trip (October 19, 2011)

See cupcakes decorated for the Ladies of N Street Village by students in this class (October 14, 2011)

See students in this class prepare food at the D.C. Central Kitchen (October 12, 2011)

See a cooking class at the homeless shelter organized by students in this class (December 5, 2009)

See U.S. Rep. Todd Platts, R-Pa. visit this class (November 24, 2009)



Read the Class Blog (Our Weekly On-line Service Journal Since Fall 2003):




View the DC Blogs (Documenting the DC Reading Days Experience Since Fall 2008):


DC Video Blog 2016; DC Video Blog 2015; DC Video Blog 2014; DC Video Blog 2013; DC Video Blog 2012; DC Video Blog 2011; DC Video Blog 2010; DC Video Blog 2009; DC Photo Blog 2008

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