About 700 employees spend the afternoon volunteering in local communities nationwide
MINNEAPOLIS–Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, will give back to its local communities on Fri., July 19, during its 11th annual Community Service Day.1 About 700 employees from its 23 campuses, two central offices and one regional office will participate in the national service day event. Through this annual effort, faculty and staff will volunteer more than 2,100 hours in a 24-hour period.
“Rasmussen College has been committed to making our communities a better place to work and live since 1900. It’s an integral part of what makes us different by design,” said Dr. Trenda Boyum-Breen, president of Rasmussen College. “By dedicating a day to go out and serve our communities, our employees further extend help where it’s needed most, and we look forward to it every year.”
Employees Partner with Dozens of Organizations
During this year’s Community Service Day, Rasmussen College employees will perform a variety of tasks, from working in hydroponic gardens to hosting community carnivals. The College’s newest campus in Orlando, Fla. is excited to participate in Community Service Day this year. Employees from the Orlando campus will join employees from the area Regional Office and volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank.
Employees from the College’s five other Florida campuses have partnered with local organizations, including the Harry Chapin Food Bank, Keep Lee County Beautiful, The Volunteer Way, Inc., Hillsborough Education Foundation, the Humane Society of Marion County, Ambleside School of Ocala, Belleview-Santos Elementary School and Feed the Need.
Employees from the Fargo and Moorhead campuses will partner with Zach’s Foundation to host a Summer Carnival for the community and create Zach’s Buddy Bags to donate to the Roger Maris Cancer Center.
This year, employees from the College’s seven other Minnesota campuses and the Twin Cities Central Office will partner with several organizations, including Alexandra House, Cornerstone, Community Emergency Assistance Programs (CEAP), the Boys & Girls Clubs, the American Red Cross, Simon Says Give, Neighbors Inc., Quiet Oaks Hospice House, Adopt a Highway, Kiwanis Holiday Lights, Fraser, Bridging, Feed My Starving Children, Lyndale Park Gardens, VEAP, Hospitality House and Catholic Charities.
Employees from the College’s four Illinois campuses, the Chicago Central Office and the College’s learning center, Centro de Aprendizaje, will volunteer their time at various organizations, including the YMCA and West Suburban Community Pantry.
In Wisconsin, employees from the College’s two campuses have partnered with Service League of Green Bay and Monk Botanical Gardens in Wausau.
The College’s two campuses in Kansas will partner with local organizations, including the Harvesters Community Food Network in Kansas City, Mo. and Let’s Help in Topeka, Kan.
For a complete list of volunteer locations and times, please contact Hannah Burn, senior communications and brand engagement specialist, at email@example.com or 952-806-4660.
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ABOUT RASMUSSEN COLLEGE:
Rasmussen College is a regionally accredited private college that is dedicated to changing lives and the communities it serves through high-demand and flexible educational programs. Since 1900, the College has been committed to academic innovation and providing a high standard of education while empowering students to pursue a college degree. Rasmussen College offers Certificate and Diploma programs through Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs online and across its 23 Midwest and Florida campuses. A pioneer in online education, the College is helping lead advancements in innovations such as competency-based education and comprehensive student support services that help working adults advance their careers. The College is also committed to providing a positive impact on society through public service and a variety of community-based initiatives. For more information about Rasmussen College, please visit rasmussen.edu.