Welcome back Bears, while classes were out of session, the Center for Community Engagement got to work. Here are a few highlights from last week:
AmeriCorps members stepped in to keep the Bear Pantry open throughout the week of Spring Break. This allowed students and staff who were still in town to utilize this resource.
In addition to staffing the pantry, AmeriCorps members reorganized our back stock areas and storage spaces & assisted in setting up our brand-new freezer!
Our director, Alex Johnson, arranged service opportunities for students to contribute to if staying in town over break. Students volunteered at Rare Breed Youth Services which is a local program supporting homeless youth. The Kitchen, Inc. is the non-profit organization that oversees this program.
At Rare Breeds, student volunteers were able to assist in quality control of items the organization recently received from a clothing drive.
For service opportunities or more information on Rare Breeds or the Kitchen, Inc check out their website.
We hope you all enjoyed your Spring Break and are ready to finish the school year!