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    March 2010

    UNC Pembroke Serves Robeson County on "Day of Service"

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    Fifty-six of UNC Pembroke’s students, faculty and staff transformed their holiday into a day of action by participating in the annual Martin Luther King Day of Service “Service Challenge.”  The service project challenged volunteers to engage in various acts of service without prior knowledge of the service or service locations.

    On January 18, volunteers put in over 440 hours of community service at five projects sites in Robeson County.  They were led by AmeriCorps*VISTA volunteer Chika Kusakawa with UNCP’s Center for Leadership and Service.  Groups of volunteers provided needed and appreciated service at the Robeson County Church and Community Center, B.A.R.T. (Borderbelt AIDS Resources Team), Riverway with the Center for Community Action, Comforcare Senior Services and others conducted roadside cleanup in the Pembroke area.

    The project was funded in part by a grant from the North Carolina Campus Compact, a group representing North Carolina colleges and universities to promote community service and service learning.  Each year, UNCP’s Center for Leadership and Service (CLS) organizes thousands of volunteer hours on community service projects including First Book and the National Day of Service.

     

    For more information, please contact:

    Aubrey Swett

    Director

    Center for Leadership & Service

    910.521.6163

    aubrey.swett@uncp.edu

    www.uncp.edu/cls