Minneapolis (July 17, 2018)–Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation, will give back, in its yearly tradition, to its local communities on Friday, July 20 during its tenth annual Community Service Day.* About 700 employees from its 22 campuses and three central offices will participate in the national service day event. Through this annual effort, employees and staff will volunteer more than 2,100 hours in just one 24-hour period; helping communities across the country grow and thrive.
“Education is transformational and when you have the privilege to work in education, you have the opportunity to give back every single day. By taking a day off across all of our locations, it gives our employees an opportunity to give back according to the specific needs of their local communities, which is not only impactful to members of the community, but transformative to all of our employees, too,” said Dr. Trenda Boyum-Breen, president of Rasmussen College. “Rasmussen College has provided education and resources that extend beyond our students and employees and into our communities since 1900. We are committed to making our communities a better place to learn, grow and thrive.”
Campus and Central Office Participation
During this year’s Community Service Day, Rasmussen College employees will perform a variety of tasks, from working in hydroponic gardens to creating tie blankets for children and hosting community barbecues.
This year, employees from the College’s eight Minnesota campuses and Twin Cities Central Office will partner with several organizations, including Stepping Stone Emergency Housing, Cornerstone, Community Emergency Assistance Program (CEAP), the Jerry Gamble Boys and Girls Club, Simon Says Give, the American Red Cross, Neighbor’s Inc., Feed My Starving Children, MN Association of Library Friends (MALF), Adopt-a-Highway and Catholic Charities.
Employees from the College’s four campuses, the Chicago Central Office and the College’s learning center, el Centro de Aprendizaje, will volunteer their time at various organizations, including the South Suburban Family Shelter, Hesed House and Feed My Starving Children.
The College’s five Florida campuses and employees from the Orlando Central Office have partnered with local organizations, including the Gulf Coast Humane Society, the Harry Chapin Food Bank, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, The Volunteer Way, Inc., the Humane Society of Marion County, Ambleside School of Ocala, Children’s Home Society of Florida and the Hillsborough Education Foundation.
In Wisconsin, employees from the College’s two campuses will volunteer their time clearing trash from local roads and highways in the Green Bay area and at the Stable Hands Equine Therapy Center in Wausau.
For a complete list of volunteer locations and times, please contact Hannah Ingebrand, Communications Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-806-4660.
*Rasmussen College is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Hlcommission.org | 800-621-7440
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