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Community engagement activities from HSA, LOI, and more

After School Volunteers Needed

What:  Cusabo Scholars, a subsidiary of Cusabo Nation Lacrosse (CNL), started in 2016, was developed to bring CNL’s vision to fruition by supporting players off the field. Cusabo Scholars attend peninsula elementary schools and come to CofC from 3:30-5:30 Monday through Thursday for programming with CofC mentors/advocates under the direction of a Cusabo Scholar site coordinator. Fall 2017 will consist of 10 Cusabo Scholars, and Spring 2018 will serve up to 20 Cusabo Scholars.

Needed: 4-8 CofC student volunteers IMMEDIATELY  to serve as mentors/advocates for Cusabo Scholars for the 2017-2018 school year. Ideally, CofC students commit for a semester on M/W or T/TH schedule. However, if you are interested and can only commit one day a week, please let us know. Mentors/advocates will be trained in youth development, advocacy, mentorship, culturally relevant practices, reflective listening, and communication skills, including conflict/resolution and supported by the Site Coordinator and Program Developer.

Contact: Dr. Margaret Hagood, Professor of Literacy and Cusabo Scholars@CofC Program Director (


Posted on September 19, 2017 in Community Engagement

International Justice Mission Campus Chapter Starting

What: Did you know over 45 million people are currently living under the definition of slavery? International Justice Mission is the largest anti-human trafficking organization in the world, and a campus chapter is coming to the College of Charleston. IJM works to rescue and rehabilitate victims while simultaneously prosecuting offenders and training local law enforcement in combating these forms of slavery. As a campus chapter, we would work to educate our peers about the reality of modern-day slavery, advocate on behalf of the victims who cannot speak for themselves, and fund raise to help IJM continue to protect millions more people. If you are passionate about social justice and activism, check us out!

If Interested: Contact Honors Student Sydney Zazzaro ( for more information about meetings

Posted on September 5, 2017 in Community Engagement

TEDxCharleston – Volunteers Needed

What: TEDxCharleston 2017: Shake it Up

When: October 18, 2017

Where: Charleston Music Hall (37 John Street)

TEDxCharleston is an all-day immersion experience at the intersection of science, art, performance and business. It is designed to enrich the Charleston, South Carolina community through presentations and entertainment that inspires, engages and transforms. Interested volunteers can apply here.

Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday, August 22nd. Last year, tickets sold out in four hours. If you would like to attend the event, but the ticket costs presents a burden, you can apply for a need-based scholarship through September 1st.


Posted on August 3, 2017 in Announcements & Events, Community Engagement

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