On Sept. 17, approximately 1,000 Whitworth students, faculty and staff will lend a hand to nonprofit organizations across Spokane in efforts to help strengthen the community, according to a press release.
Community Building Day is an annual Whitworth event that began in 1907 as a student-led campus-beautification endeavor called Campus Day. In the 1990s the event began partnering with local nonprofits.
Unique to this year’s event is an address given by Whitworth President Beck Taylor at Holmes Elementary School at 8:45 a.m., and an on-campus student-led workshop on how families can use digital and social-media tools to communicate during challenging times.]
As our students serve side by side with Spokane agencies, they develop a sense of being a part of the Whitworth community,” said Ross Brooke Watts, assistant director of service-learning and community engagement at Whitworth in a press release. “At the same time, they have an opportunity to develop a deeper connection with Spokane. Through service, they come to know the challenges facing our community, its many strengths and its people. This context helps them to feel at home in Spokane and to feel empowered to make a difference.”
Two workshop sessions will be offered during the event; the first is from 9-10:30 a.m., and the second is from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Both will take place at Whitworth, in Hawthorne Hall, Room 112.
For more information call Erica Salkin at 777-4704 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
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