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Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership at the University of Washington
Washington Campus Compact affiliate member Lewis-Clark State College was awarded a $5,000 grant for their community partner First Book which provides books to children. VISTA member Breanne Durham produced the video that won the award
Recent estimates of the value of donated time by University of Idaho Americorps students have come in at more than 200 thousand dollars
Washington Campus Compact Member Campuses Announce Faculty Engagement Survey
More than 90 shows on all four major TV networks and several cable channels will feature volunteerism themes next week as part of one of the biggest public-service efforts in broadcasting history, USA Today reports. The article is part of a package of USA Today stories on volunteerism. A link to the listing of the programs participating in the campaign is included within the article. For more information on “I Participate”, visit:http://www.iparticipate.org/
Washington State Service Summit
At 5:00 p.m. today, TVW will replay the opening plenary session of the Washington State Service Summit. The segment includes the welcome by Adam Cornell, Chair of the Washington Commission for National and Community Service; remarks by Governor Chris Gregoire on "Service as a Strategy to Address Critical Community Issues"; a plenary panel on "Service as a Strategy for Meeting Community Needs"; and a presentation on the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act by Kristin McSwain, Chief of Program Operations for the Corporation for National and Community Service. You may also watch or listen on-line by visiting the following links: