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Students combine writing skills, service learning focus to make an impact with community organizations

English 110 Class Partners With Community to Make a Difference in Alamance County Public Libraries and Service League

Elon University, community partners host Great Alamance Car Giveaway

Assistant Professor Cara McFadden’s “Facility and Venue Management” class and the Student United Way of Elon University assisted with the event’s Dec. 6 festivities.

Activities and events at Elon to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this week

Service opportunities, gatherings and other special programs at Elon this week will commemorate the legacy of the late civil rights leader. 

Elon research team shares findings about impact of partnerships with community groups

As part of their research study, Frances Ward-Johnson, Alexa Darby and Tammy Cobb found that nearly 90 percent of community organizations considered their respective partnerships with Elon University to be worthwhile and meaningful.

Elon faculty, students use film series to raise awareness about sexual violence

In a partnership with Elon's community partner Crossroads and with the support of an Elon's Kermode Center Community Partnership Initiative grant, a Human Service Studies Department professor and her students presented a film series on sexual assault, child abuse, and human trafficking in the United States, as part of an ongoing community outreach program addressing these critical global issues locally.

N.C. Campus Compact honors Elon student as 'civic trailblazer'

The statewide coalition of colleges and universities also recognized an Elon student with its Community Impact Award for leadership and service. 

Elon  student leads musical theater partnership with Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club

Cody Marshall, sophomore musical theather major, created the partnership through the Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement to match his gifts and community needs.

Elon a cappella group, Salvation Army partner on 'Blessings Bags' for the holidays 

Salvation Army LINCS Partners With Vital Signs to Create 100 “Blessings Bags” to be distributed through the Salvation Army.

 

Elon study finds $3M economic local impact by Sustainable Alamance

A recent study by Elon economics students has found that Sustainable Alamance, a community initiative helps local residents attain self-sufficiency, has had a $3 million local impact during the past five years.

 

2016 Sustainable Campus Index highlights Elon's efforts to build public engagement

The 2016 Sustainable Campus Index is a publication of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education and highlights innovative and high-impact initiatives from 124 colleges and universities that submitted a STARS report.

 

Elon faculty, staff present at International Service-Learning Research Conference

The annual conference, which is a scholarly venue to disseminate new knowledge on service-learning and community engagement, was held Sept. 26-28 in New Orleans.

Elon partners with Family Abuse Services during Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Elon University students are partnering with Family Abuse Services of Alamance County to increase capacity and spread awareness.  

Hundreds gather at Elon to watch Clinton-Trump debate

Elon University's first presidential debate watch event proved to be a bigger draw than organizers had anticipated. 

Elon named to President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Elon earns national recognition in all four categories of community engagement.

 

Snapshot of service shows Elon students ramping up community engagement

The annual report for the first time surveyed community impact from the service work of Elon students. 

Alexa Darby, Frances Ward-Johnson and Tammy Cobb co-author article in service-learning journal

The Elon University researchers published their findings examining how faculty members have turned to academic service-learning to expose students to diverse client populations.

President Leo M. Lambert calls for a community focus on children

Elon's president was the featured speaker at the 22nd annual banquet of Burlington's Positive Attitude Youth Center.

Elon Campus Kitchen partners with local community

Healthy eating and cooking are the focus of work with Healthy Alamance and the Career and Technical Education Center.

Elon senior awarded Fulbright to teach English in Argentina

Erin Luther ‘16, an international studies and Spanish double major from Bristol, Tennessee, travels to South America next spring as part of a federal program that builds good will between the United States and people of other nations.

'5 for 1 and Food For All' - April 25-29

During CELEBRATE! Week, Elon Dining and Elon Volunteers! are collaborating to help fight food insecurity in Alamance County. Donate five canned goods at Lakeside Dining Hall and recieve a free meal.

First-year student chosen as Newman Civic Fellow

The National Campus Compact named freshman class president Kenneth Brown as one of 218 Newman Civic Fellows across the nation. 

Elon Votes! makes civic engagement its mission

An Elon University student organization is helping to register people to vote, and its leaders are already planning a variety of fall events around the 2016 election.

KCSL: Haw River Elementary Seeking Career Day Volunteers

Haw River Elementary is seeking Elon faculty and staff to speak at career day.

KCSL: Computer and Tech Savvy Volunteers Needed to Help Residents at Twin Lakes

Computer and tech-savvy volunteers needed to help residents at Twin Lakes. Volunteer times flexible.

Students to help local residents during tax season

Elon University undergraduate students are taking part for the first time this winter in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program to assist eligible community members with preparing their tax returns.