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Student Services Center
Bldg. S, Room S201

Projects and Programs

Brookhaven COUNTS

COUNTS is a math enrichment program for students enrolled in college level mathematics course, MATH 1414. Students work with children in grades 3-11 in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch and Dallas independent school districts to help the children achieve better grades in math and prepare for state testing.

Democracy in Action

DIA is a civic engagement project for students enrolled in government or related courses. This project allows students to learn the democracy skills of collaboration, critical thinking, research and participation. DIA activities can include the veterans history project, voter registration drives and political campaign work, such as door-to-door canvassing, phone bank, circulating political information, distributing yard signs and designing marketing materials.

International Conversation Partners

This on-campus service opportunity allows students to share their culture and American experiences with international students currently enrolled in English for Speakers of Other Languages, ESOL, classes. Groups meet weekly to have informal discussions that allow ESOL students to practice their English and learn about the American culture. Contact Juliet Wiley at for more information.

Brookhaven READS

READS is a literacy program for students enrolled in college-level English course, ENGL 1301 or higher and other related courses. Students work with kids in grades K-11 in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch and Dallas independent school districts to help build upon reading and writing skills.

Get paid to be a reading tutor through the Federal Work Study program. Click here to find out if you are eligible.

Brookhaven SHAPE

SHAPE is a service-learning opportunity for students enrolled in nutrition, early childhood and nursing classes to take an active role in combating childhood obesity. Students will work with youth along with a community partner in programs focusing on developing healthy eating alternatives and promoting an active lifestyle.

Volunteer Peer Tutoring

Help out our fellow students by volunteering to tutor in the Brookhaven College tutoring labs. Volunteer Peer Tutors will assist a tutor on duty in one of the following areas of study:

Anatomy and Physiology | Anthropology | Astronomy | Biology | Chemistry
Developmental Reading and Writing | Emergency Medical Services | ESOL | Geology
Government | Korean | Mathematics | Medical Terminology | Microbiology
Nursing | Paramedics | Physics | Radiologic Science | Spanish | VCOM | Writing

Applicants to this tutoring program must fill out a Faculty Letter of Recommendation form in order to apply.

Brookhaven College at the North Texas Food Bank

North Texas Food Bank

Employees and students will be able to volunteer to sort and box donated items at the North Texas Food Bank in October. NTFB is a nonprofit hunger relief organization that distributes donated, purchased and prepared foods through a network of more than 340 Food Assistance Partners in 13 counties. Transportation will be provided for the first 50 people who sign up.

Register here.

Make A Difference Day

The largest national day of helping others is sponsored annually by USA WEEKEND Magazine and its 800 carrier newspapers. Make A Difference Day takes place on the 4th Saturday in October each year. Click here to find out about this year’s projects and to register.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve. Visit

Register and volunteer. During the MLK Day of Service, volunteers from across the college and community will be divided into teams and given a service project designed to meet a community need. The service opportunities will not be revealed until the day of the event. To see past projects, visit

Healthy Family Day

Healthy Family Day

Healthy Family Day takes place in April as a part of Global Youth Service Day and is a time for children and parents to interact as they develop a foundation for a healthy lifestyle. Activities will focus on the fun side of exercise and developing nutritious eating habits as well as provide a means for the family unit to support each other in the accomplishment of their health related goals. Volunteers are needed to help with planning, facilitate games, do presentations, take blood pressure readings and contribute to the health education of our community.