Center for Civic Engagement

National Days of Service

National Days of Service are days for every citizen to join in improving our communities through service. The CCE celebrates four days of service, which you can learn more about below. For each day of service, the CCE has a variety of service options available to students.

  • January 16, 2017 | Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

    This day of service was created in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., a civil rights activist and American icon. Join us in celebrating this leader's life and accomplishments through service.

    "Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You don't have to know about Plato and Aristotle to serve. You don't have to know Einstein's theory of relativity to serve. You don't have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace; a soul generated by love." -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in "The Drum Major Instinct" on February 4, 1968

    Palouse Service Projects
    Students on the Pullman campus can search for "CCE Transportation Provided" from the link below to find CCE-Led Projects. All students can search by city to find projects near you! This year, the CCE has developed six CCE-Led projects, the Palouse Fresh Food Project will hold a SLO Food Drive, the Palouse community is providing two self-led projects, and on January 19 the CCE will hold an MLK Day Public Square discussion.

    SLO Food Drive Donations
    Those interested in donating to the MLK Day SLO (Sustainable-Local-Organic) Food Drive on January 16 can stop by Dissmore's IGA in Pullman from 8 AM – 5 PM.

    Global Service Projects
    Global students can search for partners to take part in service projects on CougSync. If you need assistance, contact the CCE at 509.335.7708 or cce@wsu.edu and indicate you're a Global student interested in MLK Day projects.

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    Other Events

    In addition to the CCE's service projects, there are a number of great annual events on the Pullman campus, including an annual MLK Day Community Celebration featuring a famous keynote speaker and the Distinguished Service Award. Visit the Martin Luther King Program page for more information.

  • April 22, 2017 | Earth Day

    We only have one Earth, let's keep it turning! Earth Day is a time when everyone is asked to spread awareness and appreciation for our world. Learn more about recycling and green living. Ride the bus, take your bike, or carpool to work. Learn more about clean energy and environmental issues that impact us all. Take local, national or global steps to protect our world.

    Palouse Service Projects

    Students on the Pullman campus can search for "CCE Transportation Provided" on CougSync to find CCE-Led Projects. All students can search by city to find projects near you! This year, the CCE has developed four CCE-Led projects, although there are many great CCE-led and self-led environmental projects available in addition to these. For instance, check out the self-led project for the 13th Annual Pullman Stream Clean Up!

    April 18

    • CCE-Led Idler's Rest Nature Preserve Project | 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM | Sign Up

    April 22

    • Self-Led Pullman Stream Clean UP | 10 AM – 1 PM | Sign Up
    • CCE-Led Pullman Stream Clean Up | 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM | Group 1 | Group 2
    • CCE-Led Alliance House Spring Clean Up | 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM | Sign Up
    • Missouri Flat Creek Clean Up | 1 PM – 3 PM | Sign Up

    April 23

    • CCE-Led Palouse Conservation District Project | 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM | Sign Up
    Global Service Projects

    Global students can search for project and partners to take part in service projects on CougSync. If you need assistance, contact the CCE at 509.335.7708 or cce@wsu.edu and indicate you're a Global student interested in Earth Day projects.

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    Other Events

    In addition to the CCE's service projects, there are a number of great annual events on the Pullman campus.

    Friday, April 21
    • Earth Day Fair | 11 AM – 2 PM | Glenn Terrell Mall | Learn More
    Saturday, April 22
    • Yoga Fundraiser | 9 AM | Reaney Park | Learn More
    • Annual Pullman Stream Clean Up | 10 AM – 1 PM | Learn More
    • March for Science | 1 PM – 3 PM | Downtown Pullman | Learn More
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  • September 11, 2017 | 9/11 Day of Service

    "I call upon all Americans to join in service and honor the lives we lost, the heroes who responded in our hour of need, and the brave men and women in uniform who continue to protect our country at home and abroad." -President Obama.

    Continue the national commitment to service demonstrated after September 11, 2001 by giving back to our community this National Day of Service and Remembrance.

    Students on the Pullman campus can search for "CCE Transportation Provided" from the link below to find CCE-Led Projects. All students can search by city to find projects near you!

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  • October 28, 2017 | Make a Difference Day

    The fourth Saturday of every October is Make a Difference Day, a day to give back to our communities.

    According to USA WEEKEND Magazine, the organization that started this day of service, MADD is, "the most encompassing national day of helping." Helping children, senior citizens, those with disabilities, environment, disaster relief, and much more. You name it, you can do it. Help out in some way on Make a Difference Day and see the impact you can make on your community in just one day.

    Students on the Pullman campus can search for "CCE Transportation Provided" from the link below to find CCE-Led Projects. All students can search by city to find projects near you!

    Service Projects>>

  • Service & Involvement Opportunities

    CCE-Led One Time Service Projects (Pullman)

    These projects are provided by the CCE and provide free transportation to students. Sign up for projects on CougSync by selecting the date you would like to serve.


    Group Projects

    The CCE can help you set up a project for your group to celebrate any day of service! Request a project on CougSync.


    CyberCoug & Self-Led Projects

    There are hundreds of projects listed on CougSync at any time, so you can celebrate days of service no matter where you live. You select the location, date, and time! Visit CougSync and search by city and date to select a project that works for you.

    If the community partner you've selected is not on CougSync, fill out this form, and we'll help them register online so we can track your service.


    Public Square Discussions

    In addition to service projects, the CCE offers Public Square discussions related to national days of service. Discussions are held in Pullman and live streamed so that students at every WSU campus can participate! Click here for more information and a list upcoming events.

     


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