Jimmy Robinson ’18 joins board of directors at Grace Café

Centre College Bonner Scholar Jimmy Robinson ’18 recently joined the board of directors at Grace Café, a non-profit, "pay-what-you-can" restaurant committed to ending hunger in the Danville community by providing access to fresh, locally sourced, nutritious food. “I first got involved with Grace Café in the spring semester of my first year at Centre,” Robinson

By |2018-05-31T20:01:07+00:00February 6th, 2018|Community Service, News|

Internally displaced persons dinner to bring awareness to Centre community

As part of Centre College’s annual Poverty and Homelessness Week, the Center for Global Citizenship and the Bonner Program are sponsoring an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) dinner on Thursday, Nov. 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Ewen Room in the Campus Center. “The whole purpose of the dinner is to give students and

By |2018-05-30T18:36:40+00:00November 14th, 2017|Community Service, News|

Heart of Kentucky United Way campaign kicks off at Centre, Oct. 31

Centre College’s Heart of Kentucky United Way (HKUW) campaign, an annual effort that gives back to our regional community, kicks off Oct. 31, with a breakfast in Cowan Dining Commons. HKUW is an organization that serves more than 30 agencies and impacts the lives of thousands in Boyle, Garrard, Mercer and Lincoln counties each year,

By |2018-05-29T13:52:47+00:00October 30th, 2017|Campus, Community Service, News|

New student survey demonstrates high student satisfaction with orientation programming

Known for its personal connections, Centre College organizes a four-day new student orientation for first-year students that, as a recent survey indicates, makes students feel welcome at their new Kentucky home. This survey of 254 incoming students revealed that 84 percent of respondents had a good orientation experience. Many remarked at the speed at which

By |2018-05-29T16:05:10+00:00October 12th, 2017|Community Service, New Student Orientation, News|

Centre Service Day to bring faculty, staff and students into the community

“It was January, the busiest time of the year, but if they had bought the peanut butter, they wouldn't have had the resources to pay the rent and utilities for that month,” Hannah Gibbs ’19 said as she described her CentreTerm service experience at New Hope Food Pantry in early 2017. “To me, the fact

By |2018-05-24T15:20:39+00:00September 19th, 2017|Community Service, News|

Centre students leave lasting impact on local cemetery

Briars, wild roses, weeds, dead and downed trees—in short, an impassable jungle—were the words Central Kentucky African-American Cemetery Association (CKAACA) member and cemetery volunteer Michael Denis used to described the condition of the cemetery prior to the work that began in 2013 to restore the site. Centre College has played an instrumental role in helping

By |2018-05-24T15:56:15+00:00September 12th, 2017|Community Service, News|

First-year students come together for Service Plunge

The weekend before classes started, the Centre College Class of 2021 had a chance to get to know their community, and each other, better by participating in the annual Service Plunge. "The Fall Service Plunge is an event for first-year students that is committed to spreading social awareness and to compel action in their new

By |2018-05-30T18:08:15+00:00August 31st, 2017|Community Service, News|

CENTRE INTERNSHIPS | Shepherd Intern Olivia Schadler ’19 makes an impact on Brooklyn youth at CitySquash

One of Centre College’s nine Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP) interns, Olivia Schadler ’19 worked at CitySquash in Brooklyn, New York, throughout the summer. A non-profit that serves students year-round from third grade to graduation, CitySquash supports children from economically disadvantaged households with mentoring, after-school programming and other forms of academic and extracurricular

By |2018-05-30T18:34:56+00:00August 25th, 2017|Community Service, Education, Internships, News|

CENTRE INTERNSHIPS | In community gardens, a Centre Shepherd intern expresses passion for poverty relief

Nurturing the seeds of a future career in poverty relief, Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP) intern Beka Bruner ‘18 worked with the Vermont Community Garden this summer. In gardens surrounding Burlington, Bruner organized classes and activities, wrote a monthly blog, coordinated social media and created a recipe book with the community’s stories and

By |2017-08-18T11:04:00+00:00August 18th, 2017|Community Service, Environmental Studies, Internships, News|
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