The Office of Servant Leadership
Ongoing Service Projects
Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana , a Lake Area United Way agency, is a community program that utilizes volunteers to deliver hot, nutritious meals to the homebound elderly, ill, and disabled Lake County residents. This also serves as a wellness check, since for nearly 50% of clients, the volunteer is the only person they will see all day. CCSJ was recently recognized for five years of service. The College’s volunteers deliver meals on Monday on a rotating basis. Each team of two delivers once a month. For more information, or if you would like to volunteer, please contact Linda Gajewski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whiting Food Pantry
The Whiting Food Pantry provides nutritional support to those in need of hunger relief in the local community. Through our “CCSJ Helps on Friday” program, college family members pay $2 on Fridays to be able to wear jeans to work, and we also have a donation jar in the Study Buddy. Canned goods are also accepted at any time. This program began in 2009 and as of 2012, we have raised over $10,000 to support the Food Pantry. For more information, please contact Linda Gajewski at email@example.com.
Since 2009, CCSJ’s Athletic Club has been collecting and donating toys to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program. “The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unopened, and unwrapped toys during November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.” Visit http://www.toysfortots.org/ for more information about the organization. The drive starts this year on November 16th and goes through December 14th. Donations are accepted by the Office of Student Accounts in room 104 during regular business hours.
If you would like to donate to Toys for Tots through CCSJ or would like more information please contact Adam Raven at firstname.lastname@example.org or (219) 613-8291.
Whihala Beach & Park Clean-Up
The Whihala Beach and Park Clean-Up outing is a new tradition which started with CCSJ’s Athletic Club in 2012. The club is hoping to make this an annual tradition and invites all members of CCSJ and surrounding communities to participate. The event takes place each spring in April runs from 11am to 2pm. All participants will meet in the Campus parking lot the day of the event and head out together for a day of environmental TLC.
The following donations are accepted for the clean-up event by the Office of Student Accounts in room 104: Gloves, heavy duty garbage bags, garbage cans with wheels, and rain ponchos.
For more information, or if you would like to volunteer, please contact Adam Raven at email@example.com
The CCSJ Lake Area United Way Campaign
The Lake Area United Way (LAUW) currently has 31 member organizations where their donations are invested locally in Northwest Indiana. “The Lake Area United Way is known for advancing the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all. Their focus is on education, income and health – the building blocks for a good quality of life.” To learn more visit their website at http://lauw.org/. CCSJ has been an active member of the LAUW family for twelve years. The CCSJ United Way Committee is comprised of Lynn Duimich- Campaign Manager, Brother James Ballmann, and Ashley Lake.
The CCSJ United Way Committee goal is to have a 100% employee participation rate. They are also looking for new ways to raise money through fundraising events, and encourage ideas and participation from students, faculty, and staff.
How it works for CCSJ employee participants:
CCSJ’s United Way Campaign provides the option of selection as to where the money you donate is distributed. A listing of the member companies by state is provided to you at the time you join United Way. All employee donations are electronically drawn through our payroll company and all donations are tax deductible. Campaign efforts begin in October and donations are drawn at the start of each year in January.
If you would like further information or would like to participate in this campaign please contact
Lynn Duimich at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Education Department Summer Educational Programs
The Summer Reading Program and The Saturday School Program both focus on enhancing reading and other academic area skills of students in grades kindergarten through eighth. Their goal is to improve the academic performance of students in the community, and prepare each individual to succeed as they move forward to the next grade level in their educational careers. In addition to providing student support, changing the lives of families by empowering them through personal and professional growth is equally important. The programs run in the summer months of
Both the Summer Reading Program and the Saturday School Program run in the summer months, from June through August. The Summer Reading Program is geared towards enhancing skills in reading and language arts. The Reading Program is currently implemented from 10:30 to noon, Monday through Thursday and started in 2010. The Saturday Program focuses on all academic areas (math, science and social studies) which were integrated with reading and language arts. The Saturday School Program, which started in 2012, is currently implemented on Saturdays from 10:00 am to noon. MAT Teacher Candidates provide instruction for this program and address all academic areas when providing instruction.
In addition to the programs, professional development opportunities are implemented for interested parents of participating students.
If you would like more information on how your child can participate, please contact
Angela Wells, Director of Field Experience at email@example.com Go to www.ccsjserves.wordpress.com for additional detailed information about the program.
Servant Leadership Resources
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