||Centre students to bring time, energy and money to local non-profits
RELEASED: January 7, 2010
By Kerri Howard
DANVILLE, KY—In December 2009, Centre College was selected as one of only a few institutions in Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky to participate in the Learn and Serve America Pay it Forward program. In Kentucky, only four colleges and universities were selected to participate.
The program, administered by the Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky Campus Compacts, promotes student-led and course-based philanthropy initiatives that enhance student learning and strengthen community capacity.
To be considered for the award, agencies must be willing to talk with and be visited by Centre students in professor Mary Rudd's "Education Advocacy Through Non-profits" course.
Any and all non-profit agencies are encouraged to participate in this first year of what is projected as a multi-year program.
Based on their experiences and research, the class will decide which agency (or agencies) will be awarded the $5,500 at the end of January 2010.
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