Civic Engagement Awareness Week

The week of Oct. 12-16 preceding President Chapdelaine’s Inauguration will be dedicated to giving back to the community and celebrating the differences among us.

Hood College students, faculty and staff exemplify a spirit of community service and civic engagement. As the College community embarks on the fall 2015 semester and also welcomes the start of a new era as President Chapdelaine begins her presidency, we want to work together to show the dedication of Hood’s students, faculty, staff and prospective students to the community in which we reside.

Every member of the Hood community is invited to take part in the Civic Engagement Awareness Week from Oct. 12-16 and the complementary lectures and events taking place Oct. 19-23. With the support of the administration, faculty, staff, students and community partners, this week has the potential to change the lives of many and allow Hood College’s most attractive quality of civic engagement to shine even more brightly.

We are aspiring to partner with five to seven community organizations that can provide a wide range of service opportunities, including tasks that fit a specific time slot or hour, daylong projects and ventures that could extend beyond this Civic Engagement Awareness Week.

The number of hours to date can be seen below and will be updated daily for the duration of this event.

450
Service Hours Completed

Log In Using Your Self Service Credentials

The tentative schedule of events during the Civic Engagement Awareness Week are as follows:

MONDAY, OCT. 12-FRIDAY OCT. 16

14 E. All Saints St., Frederick

CAMPUS-WIDE FOOD DRIVE FOR THE FREDERICK COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY
The Frederick Community Action Agency food pantry is in need of nonperishable food items, particularly peanut butter, pasta and side dishes.

Bins will be placed around campus to collect the food items. Anyone can donate nonperishable food to the food pantry. Registration is not required.

The Frederick Community Action Agency, the federally designated Community Action Agency for Frederick County, Maryland, administers programs and services to assist disadvantaged and low-income people, thereby, ameliorating the causes and effects of poverty.

MONDAY, OCT. 12-TUESDAY, OCT. 13

CAMPUS ALTERNATIVE FALL BREAK
Get involved with the Coalition for the Homeless in Frederick, the Frederick Rescue Mission, Earl’s Place in Baltimore or Prospect Place in Baltimore.

Contact Rev. Beth O’Malley at omalley@hood.edu to register.

MONDAY, OCT. 12

5-7 p.m.
100 S. Market St., Frederick

SOUP KITCHEN—FREDERICK COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY

The volunteer spots for this service project have been filled. Please consider the other wonderful Civic Engagement Awareness Week opportunities. For additional service opportunities, please contact the Career Center and Office of Service Learning at careers@hood.edu or 301-696-3583 to schedule a time to meet and discuss your interests.

The Frederick Community Action Agency, the federally designated Community Action Agency for Frederick County, Maryland, administers programs and services to assist disadvantaged and low-income people, thereby, ameliorating the causes and effects of poverty.

MONDAY, OCT. 12

7-9 p.m.

100 S. Market St., Frederick

BACKPACK PROJECT—FREDERICK COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY

The volunteer spots for this service project have been filled. Please consider the other wonderful Civic Engagement Awareness Week opportunities. For additional service opportunities, please contact the Career Center and Office of Service Learning at careers@hood.edu or 301-696-3583 to schedule a time to meet and discuss your interests.

The Frederick Community Action Agency, the federally designated Community Action Agency for Frederick County, Maryland, administers programs and services to assist disadvantaged and low-income people, thereby, ameliorating the causes and effects of poverty.

TUESDAY, OCT. 13

9 a.m-1 p.m.

213 S. Jefferson St., Middletown

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

The volunteer spots for this service project have been filled. Please consider the other wonderful Civic Engagement Awareness Week opportunities. For additional service opportunities, please contact the Career Center and Office of Service Learning at careers@hood.edu or 301-696-3583 to schedule a time to meet and discuss your interests.

Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit ecumenical Christian housing ministry, who invite people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build and rehab houses together in partnership with families in need. Habitat seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 14

1-3 p.m.
8511 Nature Center Place
Walkersville, MD 21793

FOUNTAIN ROCK NATURE CENTER—FREDERICK COUNTY PARKS

The volunteer spots for this service project have been filled. Please consider the other wonderful Civic Engagement Awareness Week opportunities. For additional service opportunities, please contact the Career Center and Office of Service Learning at careers@hood.edu or 301-696-3583 to schedule a time to meet and discuss your interests.

The park possesses one of the strongest springs in Maryland and is rich in wetlands. Historically, the land has demonstrated a value in resources from limestone extraction, watercress farming, fish farming and even moonshining. It is designated as an environmental park and provides nature programs to various groups year round.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 14

5-7:30 p.m.
8 W. 2nd St., Frederick

WEDNESDAY COMMUNITY DINNER—CENTENNIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

The volunteer spots for this service project have been filled. Please consider the other wonderful Civic Engagement Awareness Week opportunities. For additional service opportunities, please contact the Career Center and Office of Service Learning at careers@hood.edu or 301-696-3583 to schedule a time to meet and discuss your interests.

THURSDAY, OCT. 15

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
622 N. Market St., Frederick

ReSTORE—HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

The volunteer spots for this service project have been filled. Please consider the other wonderful Civic Engagement Awareness Week opportunities. For additional service opportunities, please contact the Career Center and Office of Service Learning at careers@hood.edu or 301-696-3583 to schedule a time to meet and discuss your interests.

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit ecumenical Christian housing ministry, who invite people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build and rehab houses together in partnership with families in need. Habitat seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.

THURSDAY, OCT. 15

9:30-10:30 a.m.
Monocacy Elementary School
7421 Hayward Rd., Frederick

BLESSINGS IN A BACKPACK

The volunteer spots for this service project have been filled. Please consider the other wonderful Civic Engagement Awareness Week opportunities. For additional service opportunities, please contact the Career Center and Office of Service Learning at careers@hood.edu or 301-696-3583 to schedule a time to meet and discuss your interests.

Blessings in a Backpack provides food each weekend during the school year to children who depend on the free and reduced-priced meal program in school Monday through Friday. This program is the answer to “What do they do on the weekend?” by providing nonperishable, kid-friendly food to children who might otherwise go hungry. Blessings in a Backpack is an all-volunteer organization, and 100 percent of the money raised is used to purchase food to feed local Frederick children.

FRIDAY, OCT. 16

9-11 a.m.
8511 Nature Center Place
Walkersville, MD 21793

FOUNTAIN ROCK NATURE CENTER—FREDERICK COUNTY PARKS

The volunteer spots for this service project have been filled. Please consider the other wonderful Civic Engagement Awareness Week opportunities. For additional service opportunities, please contact the Career Center and Office of Service Learning at careers@hood.edu or 301-696-3583 to schedule a time to meet and discuss your interests.

The park possesses one of the strongest springs in Maryland and is rich in wetlands. Historically, the land has demonstrated a value in resources from limestone extraction, watercress farming, fish farming and even moonshining. It is designated as an environmental park and provides nature programs to various groups year round.

FRIDAY, OCT. 16

12:45 p.m.
Waterford Park Maintenance

The volunteer spots for this service project have been filled. Please consider the other wonderful Civic Engagement Awareness Week opportunities. For additional service opportunities, please contact the Career Center and Office of Service Learning at careers@hood.edu or 301-696-3583 to schedule a time to meet and discuss your interests.