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2013 USM DAY OF SERVICE!
The 4th Annual USM Day of Service on Friday, April 19th was a great success! President Theo Kalikow greeted tudents, staff and facutly as they headed out to serve the community. Volunteers planted vegetables, sorted medical supplies, and cleared trails -- AND they had a great time getting to know each other and learning about our greter Portland community and its needs! USM Day of Service is a collaboration of Portland Student Life, the Student Government Association, and the Office of Community Service Learning. Thanks to all who participated, and especially to the planning group who made it all work!
Connect to Community Needs
We maintain a list of ad hoc opportunities for students to serve in the community in a wide range of ways. Most are one-time projects, but some are calls for committed service in a particular program. Click here for the list, or contact us to discuss the kind of opportunity you're looking for.
Community organizations, contact us to list your opportunities for student service!
Parkside is Community Partner of the Year
Rachel Horton White, Director of Parkside Neighborhood Center, was honored as USM's Community Partner of the Year at the Student Involvement Awards Gala on May 3rd. With a long history of partnership, including its inception through a grant written by USM faculty member Dr. Kim Moody, Parkside provides service learning and internship opportunities for USM students from nursing, social work, education, and more. Parkside's Night Light after school program is staffed in large part by USM students, and the King-Parkside After School Collaborative (KPAC) was begun as a project by USM graduate student Sherry Whittemore. Rachel Horton White works actively with faculty and students to support their service and learning at Parkside. The USM office of Community Service Learning is pleased to thank and honor Rachel Horton White and the Parkside Neighborhood Center as our Community Partner of the Year!