Meet the Challenge in 2010 Invest Yourself in Social Change at the Second Annual Volunteer Fair

This year The New School takes the challenge posed by Mayor Bloomberg’s City Challenge and President Obama’s Serve Gov to have students, faculty, and staff commit their time, passion, and skills for a brighter future. The Second Annual Volunteer Fair to be held on March 4 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. in the Theresa Lang Student and Community Center, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor, is an opportunity to connect with leading organizations and learn how you can provide vital social services and further social justice in New York City and nationally.

Volunteering is an excellent gateway into jobs and internships for New School students, and it provides opportunities for service-learning that will enhance classroom knowledge with practical applications. Volunteering also offers a unique opportunity for international students to get to know more about American life and to share ideas and experiences from home.

The Volunteer Fair kicks off with a grassroots activism workshop from 1:00-2:15 p.m., lead by Susan Angus, editor of Invest Yourself and executive director of the Commission of Voluntary Service and Action. She will introduce budding activists from various organizations and discuss volunteer efforts currently underway. Organizations include: City Year, MADRE, God’s Love We Deliver, Housing Works, I Have a Dream Foundation, One to World, and New York City Service College Challenge.

This year’s fair is sponsored by International Student Services and the Office of Student Development and Activities. For more information, email issevents@newschool.edu or studev@newschool.edu.