Minneapolis—October 1, 2007— Walden University, an accredited online institution, will put its mission of effecting positive social change into action on Saturday, Oct. 6, during its second annual National Day of Service. Students, faculty, alumni, administration, and staff will lead community service projects across the country to make a positive impact in their cities and neighborhoods. Volunteers from across the Walden community will donate their time and expertise to benefit their neighbors in need.
A variety of community groups in 12 cities will benefit from the efforts of this weekend’s event. Walden volunteers will help refurbish a middle school in Atlanta, restore a historic mansion in Baltimore, repair homes for senior citizens in Detroit, tutor third- and fourth-graders in Jacksonville, Fla., refurbish a vocational training center in Las Vegas, assist staff at a domestic violence shelter in Savannah, Ga., and help teach self-sufficiency skills at a Washington, D.C. center for homeless persons. “Walden University’s National Day of Service brings our university community together to serve the larger communities around us,” said Jonathan A. Kaplan, JD, president of Walden University.
In additional events in Los Angeles, Minneapolis and Phoenix, the students, alumni, faculty and employee volunteers will help staff soup kitchens and food banks. Volunteers in New Orleans will team up with the Louisiana Peace Corps Association to repaint the exterior of an elderly couple’s home that was damaged in Hurricane Katrina. Food pantries in Denver, Colo., will benefit from fresh produce donated by local farmers partnered with Project Glean and harvested by Walden volunteers.
The National Day of Service is sponsored and coordinated by the Walden University Office of Alumni Relations, www.WaldenU.edu/alumni.
About Walden University
Since 1970, Walden University has offered working professionals the opportunity to earn advanced degrees through distance learning. Today, this comprehensive, accredited online university offers master’s and doctoral degrees in education, psychology, management, public policy and administration, and health and human services, as well as master’s programs in engineering and IT and bachelor’s completion programs in business. Walden University is a member of the Laureate International Universities network, the largest global network of accredited campus-based and online universities. For more information, visit www.WaldenU.edu.
Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.hlcommission.org; 312-263-0456.