The Center for Community Engagement is excited to announce the Bear Pantry is open for business! Established with the help of the Drew Lewis Foundation, the food pantry brings us one step closer to reducing food insecurity at Missouri State University. We also hope to educate our campus and community on the devastating effect hunger has on students. If you’re unfamiliar with … [Read more...] about Bear Pantry opens in hopes to combat food insecurity
World Kindness Day was first introduced in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement. Since then, it has been observed on November 13th every year by dozens of countries. The mission of this day is promoting a Kinder World. Here in the Center for Community Engagement, we strive every day to promote positive social change and develop students who are "active citizens of enhanced … [Read more...] about Happy World Kindness Day 2017!
Every semester, the Center for Community Engagement hosts dozens of community partners in the Plaster Student Union for the Community Engagement Fair. This past September, Missouri State welcomed 45 community partners to the third floor of Plaster Student Union. For those of you who couldn't make it, we have a running list of possible community agencies to partner with in the … [Read more...] about Did you miss the Community Engagement Fair?
I’ve worked in the CCE for one year plus six weeks to this point. Through the time spent in this office with the big green wall, I have shifted from being a student with some experience in volunteer work to an advocate for serving the community and the people that make it up. I speak with students all the time about how they can get involved in Springfield and I can see it … [Read more...] about Volunteer Hours or Service Hours?
The school year has finally come to an end after what feels like an eternity. I’ve taken my last final and can now focus on my final year of undergrad starting in the fall. Though I am beyond excited for what the next year has to offer, I think it is appropriate to reflect on the stressful, yet meaningful year that I have had working in the Center for Community Engagement. I … [Read more...] about My Year in the Center for Community Engagement: Always Striving for More