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Service Spotlight: Patricia Ochs

February 8th, 2016

First, I am a Big Sister at Big Brothers Big Sisters. I have been mentoring since the beginning of December and my Little’s name is Logan. He is 7 years old. So far, we have went and eaten pizza, gone to The Peanuts Movie, talked to prospective members of BBBS [at] a fundraising event at…

ICAP Spotlight: Katie Gerhart

February 5th, 2016

A Day at Prairiewoods This year I chose to volunteer with Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center through the Iowa College Americorps Program (ICAP). Prairiewoods, located in Hiawatha, is a nonprofit organization focused on improving the community through a variety of environmentally-minded events and spiritual retreats. Many of these events are held on their beautiful land which…

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: 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: 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…

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…