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This website is designed to better connect Whitworth students with service opportunities in the community as well as here on campus. Students can create a profile by signing up and begin to browse our community partners and their needs to find exciting service opportunities. Organizations interested in having their info and needs listed on the website can do so by clicking 'Agency Signup'.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Whitworth Service-Learning Department
Phone: 509.777.4279
Email: kculmback@whitworth.edu

    

Service-Learning in the News

Mayor announces Spokane Gives Week
Gala raises funds for Million Meals
Whitworth students seek to raise $250,000 for One Million Meals
Whitworth students invest in Spokane community through RISE mentorship program
Hundreds of Whitworth students, staff and faculty to team with Spokane nonprofits for Sept. 17 Community Building Day
Whitworth recognized among top schools in the U.S. for its commitment to community service
Second annual BELIEF conference helps high school students aim for college
Whitworth students inspiring others to pursue college


MLK Day of Service

Martin Luther King Jr. Day has been declared as a national day of service. Join the Spokane community in serving on January 19th! The Center for Service-Learning and Community Engagement has an opportunity for all interested Whitworthians at Hearth Homes. Find out more information here:

Thank you for your interest, but all volunteer spots have been taken! See below for more events happening next week:

Monday January 19th 2015
MLK March and Rally in Downtown Spokane
10am-12pm
Transportation Leaves Whitworth 9am from Hawthorne Hall parking lot
Email Jade Faletoi for transportation coordination at jfaletoi15@my.whitworth.edu  

MLK Dinner and Guest Speaker Dr. Kate Shuster “Teaching the Movement- Civil Rights”
5pm-7pm
Hixson Union Building, The Multi Purpose Room

 

Tuesday January 20th 2015
Teaching The Movement: The State of Civil Rights Education in the U.S. with Dr. Kate Shuster
7pm-8:30pm
Weyerhauser Hall, Robinson Teaching Theater
Moving a nation forward can be challenging without understanding the history of its foundation. Join us as Dr. Shuster shares the impact of the civil rights and the importance of ensuring it is part of the education student receive today.

 

Wednesday January 21st 2015
Women and Civil Rights- Beyond Gender and the 1960’s with Dr. Julia Stronks
5pm-6:30pm
Hixson Union Building, Crow’s Nest
There have been many women who have impacted the civil rights movement of the 1960’s and women continue to be impacted by and impact civil rights today. The movement is far from over and we’re talking about it.
If you do not have a meal plan and would like to join us email Ahyana King aking@whitworth.edu

Christ, King, and The Kingdom- Faith and Social Justice
7pm-8:30pm
Weyehauser, Robinson Teaching Theater
How does a man like Martin Luther King Jr. use his gifting and calling as a minister to be one of the greatest humanitarians and advocates in history? When faith and civil rights intersect how do people of faith respond? How do we live out Micah 6:8 “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Or emulate a Christ who fed the hungry, healed the sick, and was drawn to the poor?

 

Thursday January 22nd 2015
A Conversation on the Theological Vision and Evolution of Dr. King: From the Dream to Beyond Vietnam  with Dr. Lawrence Burnley
12pm-1:30pm
Hixson Union Building, ABC
Lunch provided. Please email Adam Fauth at afauth@whitworth.edu  to RSVP to the lunch and access the readings to be discussed during the meal on or before January 20th.


  • MLK: Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve

    "Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You don't have to know about Plato and Aristotle to serve. You don't have to know Einstein's theory of relativity to serve. You don't have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace; a soul generated by love." ~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in "The Drum Major Instinct" on February 4, 1968Serve this MLK Day: sign up here.