SEEDS

The Center for Life Beyond Reed, Division of Student Services

100 for 100: The Centennial Day of Service

Saturday, April 14, 2012 9 am - 2:30pm, including breakfast and lunch! 

Join your fellow Reedies for a day of service to the Portland community. Learn about how Portland addresses issues of educational equity, environmental sustainability, hunger and homelessness, and more as over 100 students, staff, faculty and alumni spend the day at a local school or non-profit organization. We will get our hands dirty, get to know each other a little more, and make a tangible difference in our community. Food and transportation from the Reed campus will be provided.

We'll start the day out listening to alumna Kathleen Saadat '74.  Then we'll be partnering with many community-based organizations to support their missions--several headed by Reed Alumni! We'll be working with Sue Thomas '73, the Director of the Portland Parks and Recreation Environmental Education Program, as part of Reed's ongoing support for habitat restoration at nearby Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, with Emese Ilyes '08, at Project Grow, which empowers adults with developmental disabilities through art, farming and other meaningful work and advocacy programs, and collecting and restoring books with the Children's Book Bank, which strives to improve the literacy skills of low-income children by giving them books of their own before they reach kindergarten. Additionally, we'll be working with the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), and Free Geek, an organization that offers computer-building classes and free and reduced-price recycled computers.  Lastly, we will work on several projects with one of our community partners, the Voz Worker's Rights Project. The day will include inspiring speakers, reflection on the role of Reedies in our communities,  and, we hope, a sense of connection to the community both on campus and to the greater Portland community. 

To sign up, please visit the Centennial Day of Service sign up form. Families and children over the age of 6 are welcome! (Children ages 6-16 can volunteer with the Children's Book Bank project.)

Schedule

9-10: Breakfast and Speaker

10-10:30: Travel to work sites

10:30-2:30: Volunteer (with break for lunch)

If you have any questions, please email Fawn Livingston-Gray, SEEDS Coordinator, at seeds <at> reed dot edu