Service Corps

Fair Housing & Hunger

The Fair Housing & Hunger Service Corps program seeks to understand the issues of homelessness in the Fox Valley, by partnering with 5 organizations (COTS, Habitat for Humanity, Harbor House, Homeless Connections, Warming Shelter) that intercept different stages of the homeless continuum, serving families, women, men, and children. Our mission is to connect Lawrence University and the Fox Valley community through outreach and volunteerism to ensure stable and affordable housing, emergency assistance, and transitional housing is accessible to all.

 

Diversity & Cultural Support

Lawrence students lead cultural support programs through the Boys and Girls Club at Roosevelt Middle School. These programs include: HYPE (Hmong Youth Pride and Empowerment), OLAS (Organization of Latin American Students), and BYE (Black Youth Empowerment). Their mission, to provide mentorship and foster empowerment in Latin@/Hmong/Black youth by creating a space to share ideas, bridges the gap of cross-cultural misunderstanding and provides various activities focused on youth development, empowerment, and mentorship.

 

Arts Advocacy

Arts Advocacy aims to connect the talents and passions in creativity of Lawrentians with the greater Appleton community. By collaborating with various organizations in Appleton, we hope to promote and engage in arts accessibility, providing both volunteers and community members with opportunities for expression, reflection, and creation.

 

Environmental Sustainability

The Environmental and Sustainability Service Corps Program seeks to take the joys of the outdoors and a clean environment and share them with the community. Riverview Gardens, Heckrodt Wetland Reserve, and Bubolz Nature Preserve are great community partners to learn from. Our hope is that volunteers will become more aware of the environment in their every day lives and take action in the community and personally to protect it.

 

Elder Rights & Care

The focus of Elder Rights and Care is to raise awareness about volunteerism and service to the elderly in the community since elder loneliness is a serious problem in our community. Our mission is to bring entertainment and companionship to better support the elderly in our community, which we accomplish through a program known as Building Intergenerational Relationships (BIR) at Brewster Village and the Thompson Center on Lourdes. [For more upcoming volunteering opportunities, please click BIR]

 

Child Advocacy

The Child Advocacy Service Corps program aims to understand the issues facing children in the Fox Valley and partner with community organizations devoted to children (Edison Elementary School, The Building for Kids Children’s Museum, The Community Early Learning Center) in order to address these root issues. Our LARY Buddy mentoring program is our longest standing program and provides one on one mentoring to youth at a local elementary school.

 

Equal Access to Education

The Equal Access to Education Service Corps program strives to understand the issues affecting access to education at all ages in the Fox Cities. Our mission is to provide opportunities for Lawrentians and the greater Fox Cities to work together in combatting matters that hinder access to education. Currently, we hold partnerships with Volunteers in Tutoring at Lawrence (VITAL), the Fox Valley Literacy Council, and the Appleton Area School District. Our VITAL tutoring program is our longest standing program and provides one on one tutoring to youth throughout the Appleton Area School District.

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