Register now for the MLK, Jr. Day of Service on Monday, January 15, 2018. Go to https://givepul.se/qv9hy to find
opportunities to LEARN, SERVE and CELEBRATE as a campus community.
Flint Water Crisis: A Crisis of Democracy and Drive Towards Privatization
Claire McClinton is a grassroots organizer from Flint, Michigan, who has been working toward labor rights and fighting again poverty in her city for decades. She has been a key organizer throughout the Flint Water Crisis, and she will be speaking on how the events in her city affect the entire country. She will speak about ethical community engagement, and about her experiences as a grassroots organizer.
You can watch one of her speeches from May 2016 on the Flint Water Crisis here.
Off Campus Opportunities
Join the Volunteer Center as it travels to several nonprofit organizations in Appleton. Activities include sorting donations at Bethesda Thrift Shop, engaging kids and the elderly with activities in art, dance, and music at the Thompson Center and the Boys and Girls Club, running activities for the elderly at Brewster Village, teaching kids about the importance of writing, music, math, and science, helping out at a food bank, sorting donations at Habitat ReStore, petting cats at the Humane Society, and helping out on the farm at Riverview Gardens.
On Campus Opportunities
Attend individual workshops, info sessions, or volunteer training sessions for a variety of organizations in Appleton. One workshop will share the results of the 2016 LIFE Study to educate students about community issues in the Fox Cities. Student leaders will have the opportunity to consider the 6 different pathways to public service through a workshop around the Pathways of Public Service and Engagement. Organizations such as Fox Valley Literacy Council, Building For Kids Children's Museum, Even Start Family Literacy, Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, Loaves and Fishes, Homeless Connections, Riverview Gardens, Habitat ReStore, and Harbor House will be hosting volunteer training sessions and info sessions for interested students.