Serving is an essential part of Community Engagement. The office of Community Engagement provides a variety of opportunities for you to serve. Throughout the year, the following service project opportunities will be provided for you:
Mustard Seed Community Garden: is a sustainable, growing, and vital bridge between the University and the community. The food that is produced from the garden is donated to the Harnett Food Pantry.
9/11 Day of Service: established in order to pay tribute to the lives that were lost and injured on this tragic day. The purpose of this day is to allow people to put aside their differences and reestablish a sense of unity and compassion in dedication to the victims and those who gave assistance on 9/11.
Community Christmas Store: following the instructions of Jesus, the Community Christmas Store is designed to help families in this area who are in need during the holidays. The purpose of the Community Christmas Store is to provide gifts to the children of the families who do not have the resources to do so.
MLK Day of Service: a national day of service that answers Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s call to serve one another through peace, love, and service. He strived to empower individuals, bridge barriers, strengthen communities, and create solutions in order to solve social problems through nonviolent actions.
Inasmuch: invigorates the body of Christ to live out the Gospel through daily acts of compassion like serving the un-served, loving the un-loved, and reaching out to the un-churched. This day of service is part of a national movement of 1,500 churches in 20 states who make service to the community a priority.
Partnering is another key component for the office of Community Engagement. The office of Community Engagement works to strengthen the relationships with its community partners. If at any time you are interested in serving one of these community partners, please contact us. The office of Community Engagement will help you establish where you feel most comfortable serving and place you with the right community partner. If you are interested in serving a community partner that is not on this list, you can contact us, and the office of Community Engagement would be excited to help you find the community partner you feel most comfortable with. Listed below are the key partners that the office of Community Engagement supports:
Baptist Fellowship of Angier Tutoring Program
Beacon Rescue Mission
Cape Fear Valley Blood Donor Center
Kids On The Run
Mustard Seed Community Garden
Oak Ranch Baptist Church
Recruiters for Christ
Service-Learning is an opportunity that the office of Community Engagement strives to provide for all students, faculty/staff, alumni, and the surrounding community. If you are a faculty/staff professor and would like to incorporate service-learning into your curriculum, please contact us and we would be happy to work along side you.