Before you attend the UCSC Service Match event on Friday, March 13 with the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, take a moment to hear first-hand how this man planned to wait out last year's polar vortex as a homeless person.
The UCSC’s monthly Day of Service allows students to become involved in service as little or as much as they want, asking for generally a 3-hour time commitment that hopefully serves as entry point for further engagement. Sometimes, this short-term commitment can turn into a collaboration between volunteers and the community partner, enabling them to work together to advance the organization’s mission.
Twenty students from the UCSC’s Chicago Bound and Seeds of Justice programs had the opportunity to learn about the University of Chicago’s and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)/North Lawndale’s bids for the Obama Presidential Library from the individuals planning the proposals themselves, through the UCSC’s partnership with the Institute of Politics (IOP).
Six UChicago students shared their experiences in service-learning and civic engagement to more than 650 attendees at the national IMPACT conference at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles last weekend. This was the first time that UChicago students have ever given a presentation in the conference’s 31-year history.