SRU receives grant to fund community service program
Dec. 4, 2019
Slippery Rock University received $20,356 through the Corporation for National and Community Service's September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance grant to fund a Community Service Day program at SRU.
SRU's annual Community Service Day brings students and faculty together to volunteer at one of the University's community partner sites to assist in community-defined needs and learn more about important social issues. SRU's Office for Community-Engaged Learning launched the program in 2019 and the grant will fund the 2020 event.
Laura Villers, assistant director for community-engaged service and leadership, wrote the grant proposal with assistance from Megan Thomas, a senior English writing major from Johnstown.
The CNCS, a federal government agency, started the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance grant to mobilize more Americans to engage in service activities that meet vital community needs and honor the sacrifice of those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, or who responded through service as a result of that tragedy.