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Service Day

SERVICE-20DAY Fall2014

SERVICE DAY – Wednesday, April 6, 2016

What is it?

Washington Adventist University dedicates one day a semester to service learning. It is a time when the campus community engages in volunteerism through local environmental, health, food, and human services organizations.  Students are provided the opportunity to participate in projects directly related to their course of study or any particular cause that seems most meaningful to them. The day’s purpose is to build awareness and facilitate responsiveness to issues that align with the greater community needs and moral competent leadership.

How to get involved?

Read the descriptions below and choose a project that aligns with you interest and/or major. Links will forward you to the event page. Please fill in the fields and wait to receive confirmation. You will see your name added to participants on the left corner of your screen. The sign-up deadline to signup is March 30th, 2016 by 5pm.

 

  1. Adventist Community Services
  2. Painting, cleaning windows, disposing of junk, and organizing in the old ACS building, as they prepare to transfer to a new location.

    http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=94ootodab&oeidk=a07ecewi78875358dc2

 

  1. Pay it Forward
  2. Each participant will be given $5 - $10 to perform Random Acts of Kindness & Selfless Acts of Beauty to strangers in the Takoma Langley shopping district.

    http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=94ootodab&oeidk=a07ecf6lo1ud4bde591

 

  1. Friends of Sligo Creek
  2. Removing trash, weeds, and invasive plant species around Sligo creek.

    http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=94ootodab&oeidk=a07ecf6stoc2d7fa397

 

  1. Crossroads Development Authority
  2. Cleaning shopping areas, putting out new trash cans, helping business owners with Spring cleaning, remove illegal signs on  phone polls, and planting.

    http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=94ootodab&oeidk=a07ecf6tlxl4f618a85

 

  1. Takoma Park City Gardens
  2. Vegetative litter and invasive plant removal, cutting, sawing, manual pulling of plant material.

    http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=94ootodab&oeidk=a07ecf6tmee6da37778

 

  1. Ten-Second Testimony
  2. Create inspirational signs to encourage drivers and pedestrians as they commute. Also, distribution of free books.

    http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=94ootodab&oeidk=a07ecf6usi34a15abda

 

  1. Capital Area Food Bank
  2. Prepare meals for children and low-income families in the District of Columbia

    http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=94ootodab&oeidk=a07ecf6usuvd823f651

 

  1. John Nevins Andrew
  2. Help teachers in grading papers, monitor classrooms, and with recreational activities. NOTE: Be ready to do additional duties as assigned.

    http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=94ootodab&oeidk=a07ecf6vk6x47018b52

 

  1. Beltway Plaza Mall
  2. Provide free Health and Physical fitness assessments while distributing free health materials to shoppers and pedestrians throughout the mall.

    http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=94ootodab&oeidk=a07ecf6vkjkfb336932

 

  1. Eastern Middle School
  2. Beautification of flower beds in the front of the School.

    http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=94ootodab&oeidk=a07ecf6wds4068926ab

 

  1. The Frost School
  2. Cleaning school grounds of debris and other spring cleaning.

    http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=94ootodab&oeidk=a07ecf71wi756db6fd9

 

  1. Business Cleanup
  2. Collecting trash around businesses in high traffic areas in the community.

    http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=94ootodab&oeidk=a07ecf7gkmp9ffd43cd

- THE SCHOOLS -

School of Arts & Social Sciences 

The School of Arts & Social Sciences offers a curriculum focused on fostering the development of the skills essential to be successful in the global service economy of the 21st Century: writing, critical thinking, debate, analysis, and an understanding and appreciation for cultural diversity.

School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness

The School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness employs a philosophy that balances practical training and theory in approaching education for future health sciences professionals. We bridge the gap between concept and practice.

School of Graduate & Professional Studies (SGPS)

For more than 30 years, WAU has been a leader in providing career building undergraduate degree programs for working professionals. WAU has continued to expand those offerings by adding graduate programs. This provides undergraduate students the opportunity to transition into graduate programs and continue to enhance their skills and competitive marketability.