MLK Holiday: Make It a Day ON

Challenge yourself to spend your day off in service to your community.
Challenge yourself to work hard with a group to complete an intensive service project.
Challenge yourself to meet people and share new ideas.
Challenge yourself to make a difference.

Join us for the 11th Annual MLK Challenge

Monday, January 19, 2015 at 8:00 a.m.
Central Campus, Overcash Building, Student Commons
For more information and a video, click HERE!

Photo courtesy of www.dodea.edu

This event is FREE and open to the CPCC community only. We will provide transportation to service sites, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Participants are asked to dress comfortably and be prepared for anything, including service projects outdoors. To pre-register, please contact jenn.marts@cpcc.edu.

The 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.

Students Leaders Visit Washington, D.C.

Student leadership is one of the most beneficial extracurricular activities a college student can get involved in on campus. It’s about: discovering who you are and what you are passionate about, making new friends, building a professional network, maximizing your opportunities, developing your skills, and – most importantly – having fun along the way. Within Student Life, we have witnessed first-hand how students’ lives have been changed because of their leadership experience. Abed Arian, SGA President, is one of those students and he recently returned from a Student Life-sponsored trip to Washington, D.C.

Abed in front of the White House

“Every year CPCC takes the Phi Theta Kappa students on a trip to Washington, D.C. to learn more about the U.S. government and serve the community while bonding with fellow students. This year the Student Government Association was invited to join in on this great opportunity, and it was an honor to be able to go. During this trip, I learned about the history of the U.S. government as well as explored some of the most fantastic sights of American history. I also got to build relationships with some of the students. My roommate, Alvan, specifically made an impression on me. Although we are both in SGA, it was not until this trip that we were able to really get to know each other. I am grateful for the lasting friendships I was able to make and all the history I got to experience.”

If you are interested in getting involved on campus, please visit the EXPLORE site for a list of student organizations offered at CPCC, ranging from academic-focused to special interests. With more than 40 recognized clubs, the options are endless for getting involved. Current student leaders who are interested in developing their club members and growing their organization can visit the EVOLVE site for resources and tools.