CONVO: Not Just A Service Movement


CONVO: Not Just A Service Movement

Posted by Centre News in Convocations 13 Feb 2018
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Date(s) - 02/13/2018
7:00 pm

Crounse Hall - Vahlkamp Theatre


Not Just A Service Movement
Bobby Hackett, President of the Bonner Foundation, will talk about the importance of going beyond the service movement to one focused on solving problems confronting our communities. College students all across the country are encouraged to do community service because of the impact they can have on those communities. Bobby Hackett has been part of this movement for 35 years and has seen it transform thousands of students and hundreds of campuses. But he’s not convinced that we have transformed the communities in which we are serving. He’s proposing that we build on our longstanding relationships with community partners to focus on solving problems. He believes colleges and universities are uniquely positioned to leverage the energy and idealism of young people with their intellectual and technical training to understand the programs, systems, and policies that are at play in the community, and work in partnership with local community leaders to bring about lasting change.