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Sat, Nov 7, 2020 9:00 AM –

Fri, Nov 13, 2020 5:00 PM EST (GMT-5)

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As part of the focus in November on Philanthropic Giving as a form of Civic Engagement, the Center for Civic Engagement & Learning (CCEL) will host a Civic Acts of Kindness Week. 

During the week students will be able to participate in a variety of virtual and on-campus, in-person service projects and educational programs to highlight how giving a person's time, talent, and treasures demonstrates philanthropy, kindness, and generosity. 

Philanthropy - “A philanthropist is a person who donates time, money, experience, skills, or talent to help create a better world. Anyone can be a philanthropist.”

Kindness - “Giving, helping, or caring for the well-being of people, animals, and the planet.”

Generosity - “The giving of good things freely and abundantly.” 

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Past Events

Fri, Nov 13, 2020
12:45 PM – 2:00 PM
Keys to a Successful Gap Year

Considering taking a gap year after graduation to research, scribe, serve, or intern before graduate school or entering the workforce? Come learn how to take your career to the next level!

You’ll first hear tips from Post-Graduate Planning and Experiential Education about locating gap year opportunities, and then you’ll join two themed Zoom rooms of your choice for breakout sessions to learn about the following gap year programs: ScribeAmerica and Citizenship Health Institute (theme: healthcare); City Year and Teach For America (theme: education); Cleveland Foundation Fellowship and Peace Corps (theme: public service); and College Now Greater Cleveland and Northern Ohio Watershed Corps (theme: AmeriCorps).

Attendees who stay for the duration of the event will be entered into a raffle to have their graduate school exam fees or test prep books paid for! Please check your CampusGroups reminder email that you’ll receive after registering for the Zoom connection details.

Sponsored by: Center for Civic Engagement & Learning, Interfraternity Congress and Panhellenic Council, Post-Graduate Planning and Experiential Education, and The Upperclass Experience.

Fri, Nov 13, 2020
2:30 PM – 3:45 PM
Navigating Virtual Volunteering: Getting Involved Online Info Session

Are you looking for ways to stay engaged with the community but unsure of how to do so remotely? Come learn about the ways you can incorporate volunteerism into your life from the comfort of your computer. Whether it’s finding a few times to volunteer during the semester, or making a commitment to serve on a regular basis, CCEL can help you find the right volunteer fit for you. Join us to learn more about the various volunteering opportunities and get tips on how to navigate CCEL’s Virtual Volunteering Hub (https://case.edu/studentlife/civicengagement/resources/virtual-volunteering).

Thu, Nov 12, 2020
2:30 PM – 3:45 PM
Virtual Service Pop-Up: Create Audio Recordings of Children's Stories

LibriVox volunteers read and record chapters of books in the public domain (i.e. books no longer under copyright; primarily those published before 1923), and make them available for free on the Internet. Recordings (including yours!) will be donated into the public domain so that others may enjoy childhood classics in audio format. In this virtual group project students will be guided through creating these recorded readings together.

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Thu, Nov 12, 2020
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Tinkham Veale University Center - Gaming Room (2nd Floor)
On-Campus Service Pop-Up: Making Blankets to Donate to Local Children

Project Linus is a non-profit organization that provides homemade blankets to children in need. Blankets are collected locally and distributed to children in a variety of locations including hospitals and social service agencies. Be a part of this important endeavor by completing fleece blankets that will be given to the local Project Linus chapter for future donation.

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Thu, Nov 12, 2020
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Virtual Career Lab: Civic Engagement on Your Resume

The Virtual Career Lab led by a Career Consulting Intern from Post Graduate Planning & Experiential Education will provide quick guidance on your resume with specific information related to marketing civic engagement experiences as a CWRU student.

This Virtual Career Lab will be drop-in style and does not require you to attend at a specific time, however advanced registration is required to ensure capacity for providing resume guidance.

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Wed, Nov 11, 2020
2:30 PM – 3:45 PM
Virtual Service Pop-Up: Give Poetry Feedback to Incarcerated Writers

Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop is a nonprofit based in Washington DC that “uses books, creative writing, and peer support to awaken DC youth incarcerated as adults to their own potential.” Volunteers in this project will spend time posting comments on Free Minds’ online poetry blog of works by incarcerated poets. The comments will then be shared with the poets to inspire them to continue their writing.

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Wed, Nov 11, 2020
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Tinkham Veale University Center - Gaming Room (2nd Floor)
On-Campus Service Pop-Up: Making Blankets to Donate to Local Children

Project Linus is a non-profit organization that provides homemade blankets to children in need. Blankets are collected locally and distributed to children in a variety of locations including hospitals and social service agencies. Be a part of this important endeavor by completing fleece blankets that will be given to the local Project Linus chapter for future donation.

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Tue, Nov 10, 2020
2:30 PM – 3:45 PM
Virtual Service Pop-Up: Assist researchers with projects around the world!

Zooniverse is an online platform for people-powered research, allowing researchers with large amounts of data to analyze their data more easily through the help of volunteers. If you’re a student who is interested in conducting research of your own in the future, or if you enjoy supporting research in areas you’re interested in, this opportunity is perfect for you.

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Tue, Nov 10, 2020
5:30 PM – 6:45 PM
“Decolonizing Wealth,” author talk with Edgar Villanueva

What if wealth could be used to connect, heal, and restore? Edgar Villanueva, globally-recognized expert on social justice philanthropy and award-winning author of Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance, seeks to answer these questions in his bestselling book offering hopeful and compelling alternatives to the dynamics of colonization in the philanthropic and social finance sectors.

Villanueva will speak via a Zoom lecture as part of the Center for Civic Engagement & Learning’s (CCEL) Social Change Series, which highlights monthly a different form of civic engagement that contributes to social change. November’s theme is “Philanthropy,” and Villanueva will offer strategies that attendees, particularly young people engaging in philanthropy and other social change processes, can utilize to combat systems of oppression and advance justice, reciprocity, and equity. The discussion is free and open to the public. Please check your CampusGroups reminder emails for Zoom connection details.

Event is co-sponsored by Lambda Eta Mu, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences Master of Nonprofit Organizations (MNO) Program, Residence Life, Social Justice Institute, and Undergraduate Student Government.

About the author:

Edgar serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of Native Americans in Philanthropy, NDN Collective, and is a Board Member of the Andrus Family Fund, a national foundation that works to improve outcomes for vulnerable youth.

Edgar also currently serves as Senior Vice President at the Schott Foundation for Public Education where he oversees grant investment and capacity building supports for education justice campaigns across the United States.

In addition to working in philanthropy for many years, he has consulted with numerous nonprofit organizations and national and global philanthropies on advancing racial equity inside of their institutions and through their investment strategies.

Edgar holds two degrees from the Gillings Global School of Public Health at The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Edgar is an enrolled member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina and resides in Brooklyn, NY.

Mon, Nov 09, 2020
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Virtual Information Session: The Physical Resource Center (Free Store)

The Physical Resource Center is committed to providing accessible resources for the community in order to promote a kind and sustainable culture. In this session, the PRC will discuss their mission and goals, along with what the store is doing right now to create a sustainable effort. The session will include a virtual tour of the store, how to sign up to visit, how to volunteer, and more. The PRC can't wait to meet you!

Sun, Nov 08, 2020
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Private Location (sign in to display)
On-Campus Service Pop-Up: Making Blankets to Donate to Local Children

Project Linus is a non-profit organization that provides homemade blankets to children in need. Blankets are collected locally and distributed to children in a variety of locations including hospitals and social service agencies. Be a part of this important endeavor by completing fleece blankets that will be given to the local Project Linus chapter for future donation.

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Sat, Nov 07, 2020
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Tinkham Veale University Center - Gaming Room (2nd Floor)
On-Campus Service Pop-Up: Prep Annual Mailing for Summer on the Cuyahoga

Summer on the Cuyahoga is a conduit between universities, businesses, and nonprofits to host paid summer internships for college students while showcasing Cleveland's attractions. Volunteers are needed to assist with annual donor mailing prep by stuffing, labeling, and stamping envelopes. The project will take place on campus.

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