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ICAP Spotlight: Shannon Zelek

January 29th, 2016

Working in the Office of Community Engagement My name is Shannon and I am a current member of the Iowa College Americorps Program (ICAP). My primary site for completing my ICAP hours is the Office of Community Engagement at Coe. While most of you have heard of it – because this is the blog for…

ICAP Spotlight: Claire Tupper

January 22nd, 2016

A Day at My Site I am working with the Iowa College Americorps Program and my primary site is the Catherine McAuley Center, located in downtown Cedar Rapids. The Catherine McAuley Center, or CMC, is a non-profit organization with two programs: an Adult Basic Education Program and a Transitional Housing Program for Women. I work…

Service Spotlight: Nathan Kibler

January 20th, 2016

My name is Nathan Kibler and I am involved with a a few organizations on campus. I am the PR chair of Habitat for Humanity and President of E-club. I also am a member of residence life as an RA. I try to be as helpful as I can with the clubs I am involved…

Service Spotlight: Robert Rajic

January 13th, 2016

Warm Clothes Drive My favorite part about doing this service was that only a few weeks ago it was simply an idea. With the help of the Community Engagement Office and the Coe community I was able to make that idea into a reality. It is very inspiring for me to see the large outcome…

Service Spotlight: Nina Wilson

December 17th, 2015

Cards for Courage My favorite part about doing Cards for Courage is the knowledge that each and every card, and what goes inside them, brings a smile to at least one person’s face. That’s 6,358 smiles this year. And over 35,000 smiles since we began. Everything that is in the cards is hand made in…

Service Spotlight: Sarah Sylve

December 10th, 2015

Boys & Girls Club Where do you do your service? I do service for the Boys and Girls Club of Cedar Rapids. Their mission is “to inspire and enable all young people, especially those that need us most to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizen.” They offer a safe space and activities…

Service Spotlight: Heather Ruiz

December 3rd, 2015

Thanksgiving Food Basket Project What made you want to get involved with your service project and what was the outcome? I didn’t truly see how a little help goes a long way until I volunteered for the Lake in the Hills Women’s League Thanksgiving Baskets back at home. Thanksgiving food items were donated to this…

Emmy Laing: Oxfam Hunger Banquet

November 30th, 2015

The Oxfam America Hunger Banquet event was hosted in Phifer Commons of Gage Memorial Union on Monday, November 16th. Co-hosted between the Office of Community Engagement & the Coe Human Rights Advocates, the event was the representation of National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness week on campus in coordination with multiple food and clothing drives hosted…

Event Spotlight: We Are MOUND VIEW Neighborhood Clean-Up

October 8th, 2015

The We Are Mound View Clean-Up Event happened on Sunday, September 27, 2015 in the mid-afternoon. We were joined by 105 Mt. Mercy and Coe Students, Faculty, and Staff as well as members of the local Mound View Neighborhood. Together, we gathered to collect almost 30 bags of trash and 20 bags of recycling from…

Mara Huebner – Cedar Rapids Dance Marathon

April 17th, 2015

Mara Huebner,Cedar Rapids Dance Marathon (CRDM) Recruitment and Morale Director Class of 2016 Psychology and Neuroscience Majors Why did you decide to join CRDM? “One of my AOPi sisters was on the executive board, and pulled me onto the board. She took me to the University of Iowa dance marathon to tour it, and that…