Greatness is Discovered in Service

If you didn’t get the chance to participate in this year’s MLK Challenge, you still have plenty of opportunities this semester to give back and make a difference in the community. CPCC’s Service-Learning Center initiates and supports curricular and co-curricular activities that enhance student learning, promote civic responsibility, and respond to the critical needs in our community through collaborative campus and community partnerships. Spots are still available for the following Service-in-Action events:

Loaves & Fishes, Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 9am-Noon: Loaves and Fishes is a Charlotte-based food pantry that collects and supplies food and groceries to people in crisis. For this service project, we will be sorting and packaging food that will be distributed to these pantries to help those in need. For more information, please visit:

Second Harvest Food Bank, Friday, April 4, 2014, 1pm-4pm: This volunteer opportunity will focus on students sorting and boxing food and other materials to be distributed to those in need. Volunteers should dress comfortably, keeping in mind that the warehouse we are working in is not temperature controlled. Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina strives through education, advocacy, and partnerships to eliminate hunger by the solicitation and distribution of food. Want to know more?

Crisis Assistance Ministries, Friday, April 11, 2014, 2:30pm-4:30pm: Crisis Assistance Ministry is a Mecklenburg County non-profit that prevents homelessness and preserves dignity for Charlotte’s working poor. For this service project, we will spend the afternoon preparing donated clothing and household items to be given to those in need. For more information, please visit:

CPCC Skyline Run, Saturday, April 26, 2013, 6:30am-11am: This volunteer opportunity is a wonderful way to get involved in the CPCC community and support the effort to raise money for student scholarships. Student volunteers will be placed in a variety of locations around the race 5K race course to assist in traffic flow, handing out water, and helping with other important areas of the race. Want to learn more?

For more information or to register: e-mail Jenn Marts at or call 704.330.6824.