"This year, they both started working at Tulsa Global Alliance, planning the itineraries of international visitors, planning events, stuffing envelopes and more.
The nonprofit organization brings in people from around the world for education and for interaction with Tulsans, and it works to increase global awareness. Jackson works there six hours a week as a volunteer. Tahaie works 13 to 15 hours a week for her work-study job, paid by the federal government.
The U.S. Department of Education feels strongly enough about community service that it requires colleges to use at least 7 percent of their work-study financial aid money for jobs that meet community needs.
This year, 28 TU students are doing community service work-study, including work at children's and animal shelters, "