Community Outreach

Students take blood pressure readings in Duyure, Honduras

July 12, 2013

Students Address Community Needs through Alternative School Break

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Composting to create rich soil, building barbed wire fences, and creating spaces to allow horses to be free-range animals were just a few of the ways Lara Ruggerio ’15 (Haddonfield, N.J.) spent her winter break in Costa Rica. Through Lafayette’s Alternative School Break (ASB) Club, Ruggerio led a team of 11 students and two faculty [...]

At the annual Community-Based Learning and Research Expo, Provost Wendy Hill announces the creation of the Center for Community Engagement and the appointment of Professor Debbie Byrd as its inaugural director.

June 18, 2013

New Center for Community Engagement Launched

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Lafayette has launched the Center for Community Engagement to support and expand experiential learning opportunities through partnerships with communities at the local, national, and global levels. “I think this is a step that can lead to something really amazing that will highlight and enhance all the work that we’re doing,” says Bonnie Winfield, director of community partnerships.

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May 14, 2013

Zachary Winthrop ’13 Wins George Wharton Pepper Prize, Will Speak at 178th Commencement

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Zachary Winthrop ’13 (Philadelphia, Pa.) is the recipient of the George Wharton Pepper Prize, awarded annually to the senior “who most nearly represents the Lafayette ideal.” Read more Commencement coverage The prize was established in 1923 by George Wharton Pepper H’22, a U.S. senator from Pennsylvania, attorney, and founding member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. [...]

Lafapalooza 2013

May 13, 2013

Lafayette Serves Communities in Easton and around U.S. for Lafapalooza

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Hundreds of students, faculty, staff, and alumni helped community organizations in Easton and cities across the country in April during Lafapalooza ’13: Lafayette’s National Day of Service. View more images of student and alumni projects on Flickr Students in the Easton Community On April 27, students volunteered for projects benefiting Easton Area Neighborhood Center, Easton [...]

Relay for Life

May 10, 2013

Photo Gallery: Students Camp Out to Fight Cancer

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Last month, students came out to show their support for the battle against cancer during the Camp Out for Cancer Relay for Life on the Quad. Sponsored by Lafayette’s chapter of Colleges Against Cancer, the overnight event has teams walking for 12 hours to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. View and share more [...]

Literacy Day

March 4, 2013

Photo Gallery: Students Share Passion for Reading During Literacy Day

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Local children took part in a variety of activities to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ 109th birthday last weekend in Farinon College Center during Lafayette’s 13th annual Literacy Day. Organized by the College’s America Reads-America Counts team, the program promotes enthusiasm for reading and includes a teen conference in Kirby Hall of Civil Rights. Literacy Day is [...]

A coach gives instruction to a football player at the Lauren's First and Goal camp

October 18, 2012

Lauren’s First and Goal Highlighted on ESPN

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Lauren’s First and Goal, a nonprofit started in 2004 by John Loose, defensive coordinator of the football team, was highlighted recently on ESPN in a video segment that also aired at halftime of last week’s home football game against Yale. Watch the video John and Marianne Loose founded the charity in honor of their daughter, Lauren, a [...]

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May 9, 2012

Lafayette Serves the Community during Lafapalooza

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Hundreds of students, faculty, staff, and alumni helped community organizations in Easton and cities across the country last month (April 21) during Lafapalooza ’12: Lafayette’s National Day of Service. View and share more images of Lafapalooza on Flickr Students in the Easton Community Students volunteered for projects benefiting Easton Area Community Center, Easton Area Neighborhood [...]

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September 23, 2011

Landis Center Allows Students to Work with Communities Locally and Around the World

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The Landis Community Outreach Center hosts dozens of programs and organizations dedicated to helping local, national, and international communities.  Students can participate in one-time service opportunities, co-curricular service-learning programs that run on a weekly basis, and through an academic course with an integrated service component. Volunteer opportunities include Hunger and Homelessness Week, America Reads America [...]

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April 19, 2011

Lafayette Serves the Community during Lafapalooza

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Hundreds of Lafayette students, faculty, staff, and alumni helped community organizations in Easton and cities across the country last weekend for Lafapalooza ’11: Lafayette’s National Day of Service. Hosted by the College’s Landis Community Outreach Center, students volunteered for projects benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Easton, ProJeCt of Easton, Habitat for Humanity, the [...]