Office of Civic Engagement

Meet Veronica Rasile

Meet Veronica Rasile, a sophomore Early Childhood Education Major here at CSU. Veronica participated in our Office of Civic Engagement Viking Corps program this year at the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, where she logged 161 service hours and engaged with 161 community members. Take a look below to learn more about Veronica's experience in the program!

VERONICAPIC.pngName: Veronica Rasile
Major: Early Childhood Education
Class Standing: Sophomore

How long have you worked for the Viking Corps or America Reads program? 
Around 9 months. 

After being part of Viking Corps or America Reads, what do you feel you have you been able to learn about the community or people you serve? 
The children at the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Cuyahoga County Public Library Branch were such a pleasure to teach. Every day I heard a new story from one of them or I would see excitement when they learned something new. I also enjoyed helping out the community. This is a very tight knit community that supports its youth. 

What benefits do you feel you gained from being part of the Viking Corps or America Reads program and/or getting to work with the program's staff? 
A benefit I have gained was the knowledge I have received about my career path through this program. A lot of the other tutors I worked with from other organizations at the branch are teachers or former teachers, who I constantly asked questions related to working with children. Having a job that gives you a glimpse at what you will do in the future is very exciting. 

What rewarding or special experiences have you had being a tutor or student worker in a non-tutoring position? 
​​​​​​​The confidence that I have gained through being a tutor, along with being apart of the Delta Zeta sorority on campus has been so rewarding. I used to struggle while talking to anyone and would get really scared to talk to people, but because of my job and other activities, my confidence went up. I feel like I can talk to anyone no matter if it’s a professor, peer, parent or student. It has overall made me a better person and communicator.

If you are a CSU student and would like to have a meaningful experiential learning experience in Viking Corps or CPL America Reads please contact Anita Ruf-Young at for information about these programs. Click here to view more Viking Corps and America Reads students profiles.