The 2014 MLK Day of service was a resounding success for ORCC, our member campuses, and our partner service sites in the southeast Portland area.
The day started with an inspirational rally at David Douglas High School. The volunteers were treated to talks, a musical performance, and visit from Senator Jeff Merkley.
Over 800 college volunteers fanned out to 14 service locations and spent the day giving back to their communities. They also focused on college access by creating thousands of college preparatory pamphlets that will be used to inspire high school juniors. To read more about this experience, click on our MLK Day page.
We are getting ready for the 2014 MLK Day of Service at Oregon Campus Compact. Currently, we have nearly 1000 students ready to do service at 15 different locations around the Portland area. The day will begin with an inspirational rally at David Douglas High School with service projects beginning soon after. There will be neighborhood cleanups, gardening, painting projects, care kit creation, a food drive, and much more.
Oregon Campus Compact is pleased to announce the selection of three host sites for our Connect2Complete program; Clackamas Community College, Lane Community College, and Umpqua Community College. These community colleges will have AmeriCorps members placed at their campuses who will work with the developmental education faculty to build community-engaged learning into DE curriculum and serve as peer advocates for DE students.
Connect2Complete will work with the service learning programs already in place at Clackamas Community College and Lane Community College, and begin developing a service learning program at Umpqua Community College.
The goals of this initiative: to increase the rate students successfully completing and enrolling in transferrable, credit-bearing coursework, increase GPAs, address affordability through a $1,000 education award per AmeriCorps member, and to develop service projects to increase understanding and impact pressing needs in communities.
For more information about becoming a host site, click here, or contact Josh Todd, Executive Director, with questions at email@example.com or 503-406-3575.
ORCC's Connect2Complete program model is based on a national Campus Compact program funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which is operating in Washington, Ohio, and Florida. This program is made possible through the following partnerships: