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!
The most recent Community Focus Report highlights the collaborative support, stable standardized test results, and steps towards equity of educational opportunities in the Springfield education system. We are making strides as a community. Our next steps are taking on education outside of the classroom for adult learners, low-income families, and individuals with disabilities … [Read more...] about Building Bridges and Closing the Gaps: Springfield Opportunities
Starting Monday, October 23rd through Friday, November 3rd there is an opportunity for MSU faculty, staff, students, and Springfield community members to donate cold weather clothing to provide for our community. As temperatures drop, warm clothing becomes more and more essential to the lives of those experiencing homelessness or living in low-income households. Burrell … [Read more...] about Cold Weather Drive Partnership
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?