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Community engagement activities from HSA, LOI, and more

Apply for the Scholar-Citizen Initiative!

The Scholar-Citizen Initiative is a select group of Honors students dedicated to improving their communities on campus and in the greater Charleston area. Members of the initiative meet periodically throughout the academic year as agents for Honors student interest. This group will work to democratically channel the commonwealth of Honors students’ passions and skills into action via impactful programming.

Members of the Scholar-Citizen Initiative must demonstrate the capacity for leadership on campus and in the community. Applicants must have completed at least one semester in the Honors College, and be in good standing with a 3.4 GPA. If accepted, members must attend at least one SCI meeting and two events directly related to the goals of the initiative per semester. There are 25 spots available.

If you are interested in serving as a member of the Scholar-Citizen Initiative, please submit an application by Monday, February 18th. The application can be found here. If you have any questions about the SCI or the application, please contact Maggie Carpenter at carpenterme@g.cofc.edu.

Posted on February 15, 2019 in Clubs and Organizations, Community Engagement, Honors Leadership

Second Annual Day of Service

The Center for Civic Engagement and the Sustainability Literacy Institute cordially invite the College of Charleston community to participate in the Second Annual Day of Service on Saturday, February 23rd, 2019.

This year, the Day of Service education and service will be focusing on the “CofC Sustains/Solves” theme of the year: social justice and fair distribution. The day will begin with orientation and education followed by the service projects in the afternoon.

 

The approximate duration of the program will be from 10:00am-3:30pm. Lunch will be provided. This year’s project sites include Habitat for Humanity, Keep Charleston Beautiful, the Green Heart Project, Fisher House Foundation and Charleston Area Senior Center & Meals on Wheels of Charleston. If you are interested, please sign up using this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0844acaf2aa0f49-cofc.

For more information, please visit the program’s website at http://volunteer.cofc.edu/day-of-service.php.

Posted on February 13, 2019 in Community Engagement

Volunteer with Move, Groove, Get Active!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Are you interested in a career in physical therapy, occupational therapy, education, or medicine? Do you want to volunteer with a family-centered recreational program for children on the Autism Spectrum? Then come out to the Move, Groove, Get Active interest meeting next Tuesday, 1/22 (6:30-7:30pm), Wednesday, 1/23 (4:00-5:00pm), or Thursday, 1/24 (6:30-7:30pm) all in the Silcox Center Room 111 to learn about this incredible volunteer opportunity to work with children on the Autism Spectrum, getting them active and having fun!

The program runs every Saturday from 1/26 to 3/2 from 2:30 to 4:30pm in the Silcox Gym (24 George Street, second level)!

Please contact Ana Miletich at miletichar@g.cofc.edu with any questions!

Posted on January 22, 2019 in Clubs and Organizations, Community Engagement

Do you want to travel to Riobamba, Ecuador for Spring Break?

MEDLIFE is a club on campus that gives students the opportunity to travel abroad during Spring Break (March 16-24) to work in low-income communities to provide medicine, education, and community development in a sustainable way. This opportunity is open to all students and students who go on the trip will assist local medical professionals in mobile clinics in various communities in Riobamba and will work side by side with community members on a community development project.

This trip gives students the opportunity to learn about the effects of poverty and how to help those living in poverty through sustainable volunteering. Students will also get a chance to explore the city of Riobamba to experience the culture of Ecuador. Spanish language skills are not required to go on the trip, but it is a great opportunity to practice what you know!

If you are interested in the trip and want to learn more, feel free to email medlifecofc@gmail.com to set up a meeting!

Posted on January 10, 2019 in Clubs and Organizations, Community Engagement, Study Abroad

Love Your Melon Fund and Volunteer Opportunities

The Love Your Melon (LYM) fund is a philanthropic organization run by college students across the country aiming to provide therapeutic experiences to children undergoing cancer treatment, and their families, as well donate to cancer research and nonprofit partners.

A few of the things members get to do include hosting swab drives to add to the bone marrow registry, making and serving dinner at the Ronald McDonald house, hosting drives to stock the Levine Children’s hospital pantry, and bringing presents to the children at MUSC!

There is a cap of about 20 members for now, and will, therefore, be a first-come basis. The club is open to any interested undergrad!

If interested, please contact Elizabeth Smolenski at smolenskiea@g.cofc.edu.
To learn more about the LYM fund, visit the organization’s website.

Posted on January 8, 2019 in Clubs and Organizations, Community Engagement

Save the Date: TEDxCharleston

TEDxCharleston is an all-day immersion experience at the intersection of science, art performance, and business. It is designed to enrich the Charleston community through presentations and entertainment that inspires, engages and transforms. Set your calendar alerts for Monday, February 12th to buy tickets to TEDxCharleston, CURRENTS, on April 10, 2019 at the Charleston Music Hall. Join in on an action-packed day of incredible performances, ideas, inspiration, networking and more. Tickets are sold online at: tedxcharleston.org/

Scholarships Available! TEDxCharleston offers need-based scholarships to attend TEDxCharleston. If you or someone you know would like to be considered, please fill out the application by Jan. 25, 2019.

Volunteers Needed! TEDxCharleston is a 100% volunteer effort. Want to get involved? We need you! Please apply for consideration to work with us at our event on April 10th.

Posted on December 13, 2018 in Announcements & Events, Community Engagement

Charleston Promise Neighborhood seeks Marketing Intern

This position will assist the Director of Development & Marketing in the maximization of all social media outlets to promote Charleston Promise Neighborhood’s mission and programs.

A full description of the position, including essential duties and responsibilities and information on how to apply is available here.

For questions and to apply, please contact Karen Quadrio, Director of Development & Marketing at karen.quadrio@charlestonpromise.org or 609-760-5017.

Posted on October 17, 2018 in Community Engagement, Internships & Jobs

Hands of Hope Internship

What: Hands of Hope is Casa de Esperanza’s internship program which recruits young adults who have a desire to help abused, neglected and HIV positive children through work with the agency. Hands of Hope Interns commit one year to live and work with these vulnerable children in the Residential Program’s agency foster homes. Responsibilities include daily care of the children, household management, and the coordination of medical appointments and therapy sessions. The Hands of Hope Interns also work with caseworkers, psychological staff and community volunteers on a routine basis to ensure that the children in placement receive the highest quality of care.

Who: Recent college graduates, applicants must be 21+ years old

To Apply: The program’s application can be found here. Casa de Esperanza accepts applications year-round.

Additional information can be found on the program’s website. If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Diehl at stephanie@casahope.org.

Posted on October 9, 2018 in Community Engagement, Internships & Jobs

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