Elder Advocacy

The Elder Advocacy VASE program aims to provide a learning experience for Lawrentians. The program will ask Lawrentians to ponder: Why should college age individuals care about the needs of the elder community? Why do inter-generational relationships matter? The program seeks first-year Lawrentians to work and engage with the questions above, but does not require students to be an expert in these questions in order to apply. However, interested students should have the curiosity to answer these questions.

This schedule is subject to changes:

Week 1: Apply for the program
Week 2: Selection process
Week 3: Volunteer with Appleton Volunteer Center (time and place TBD)
Week 4: MLK Day! Empower elders at Brewster Village by creating six word memoirs that can be shared with the community that cares for them.
Week 5: Volunteer training: Ethical Service Engagement
Week 6: Vicky Liang ‘19, Elder Advocacy Program Coordinator presentation. Homework: elder topics research
Week 7: Volunteer activities at Brewster Village
Week 8: Share what you’ve learned and consider proposing a service project (informal)
Week 9: Celebration and Certificate

Contact Vicky Liang with any questions.

Applications are currently closed for this program.

Fair Housing and Hunger

The Fair Housing and Hunger VASE program aims to provide a learning experience for Lawrentians. The focus of this program will be fair housing and hunger in the Fox Valley. This program will attempt to follow the trajectory of homelessness from the Pillars Warming Shelter to the Health and Home Safety Workshop, the final class that Habitat for Humanity future homeowners must attend before getting a house. The purpose of this program is to get Lawrentians engaged with the struggles of fair housing and hunger in the Fox Valley community and encourage them to do consistent and meaningful volunteering in a way that benefits both sides.

This schedule is subject to changes
Week 1: Apply for the program
Week 2: Selection process
Week 3: TBD
Week 4: MLK Day Event Participation
Week 5: Serve a meal at the Fox Valley Warming Shelter
Week 6: Speaker from Fork Farms
Week 7: Rock the Block
Week 8: Health and Home Safety Workshop
Week 9: Celebration and Certificate

Contact Barbara Espinosa with any questions.

Applications are currently closed for this program.

Environment and Sustainability

This certificate program will give students the tools to learn how to be a steward for the planet, globally and locally. Students will learn about what the Fox Valley is doing to support sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, and clean public spaces all while learning how you can do your part.


The certificate program will begin with a backpacking trip to Newport State Park to fully experience our environment as it should be.

Week 1: Students can sign up/apply for the certificate program
Week 2: Orientation/training session
Week 3: Trip to Newport State Park
Week 4: Volunteer and seminar- SLUG
Week 5: Seminar- Greenroots
Week 6: Appleton Solar LLC, Hiett Hall
Week 7: Seminar- Dean Gazza
Week 8: Volunteer at Appleton park
Week 9: Sustainability challenge
Week 10: Recognition and Celebration event, and presentation for campus

Contact Allie Horton with any questions.

 

Applications are currently closed for this program.

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