As you know, last week the SLCC Community Writing Center took part in the National Day of Service, celebrating the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Answering the challenge of President Obama to help “Renew America Together,” volunteers attended a one-hour orientation to familiarize themselves with the methods used by the CWC to support, motivate and educate people of all abilities and educational backgrounds who want to use writing for practical needs, civic engagement and personal expression. These volunteers have been contacting non-profit organizations, government agencies, businesses and educational institutions in an effort to create ongoing Writing Partnerships.
For those of you who missed it, the story was covered briefly by ABC 4 News, and a more in-depth report was written by Kim Nguyen of the SLCC Globe. The ABC 4 video can be viewed below. You can read the Globe article, “Writing for Empowerment” at the following link:
If you are interested in becoming an ongoing volunteer, the next Volunteer Training will take place on Saturday, January 31 from 12 – 3:30 pm. For more information or to RSVP, contact the SLCC Community Writing Center Volunteer Coordinator at 801.957.4992 or firstname.lastname@example.org.