Want to give bank to the new Orleans community while you are in town? Consider participating in one of these service projects.
Together we really can make a difference!
SEED the Future
In the wake of the BP oil spill that threatened the Gulf Coast, the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) is partnering with Delgado Community College (DCC) to help restore wetlands across Louisiana by organizing a Wetland Restoration Planting project at New Orleans City Park. Join faculty, staff, and students from DCC in an ongoing service learning project on Saturday, April 9, 2011, from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Interested attendees can register to participate in this project at the AACC registration desk. Registration opens on Friday, April 8, noon-5:00pm, and Saturday, April 9
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ReCovering New Orleans: One Book at a Time
AACC has chosen the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Louisiana as the recipient of its children’s book drive. Since 1965, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Louisiana (BGCSELA) have provided children with a constructive way to spend their afternoons through effective programming led by a qualified staff.
We are asking convention attendees to donate their favorite book or books to be distributed throughout the five units of the BGCSELA. There will be specially-marked bins located in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center to place your donations beginning on Friday, April 9 – Monday, April 11. If choose to donate books, they should be age-appropriate for children ages 6 -18 years of age. Both new, and slightly used, books may be donated.
AACC Supporting the Arts (Project to benefit Arise Academy & Carver Senior High School
The American Association of Community Colleges is collaborating with some of the most talented art students in New Orleans from Carver Senior High school to produce a series of art pieces that will be installed at a local elementary school, Arise Academy! Student designers will be onsite to guide AACC attendees who wish to help finish the artwork using paint and recycled Mardi Gras beads! The designed pieces with their inspirational messages will be donated to Arise Academy and displayed in the school’s hallways after the Convention.
Please drop in on Saturday, April 9, 2011, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and spend some time at the AACC Art Project booth! We will be set up in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center outside of Hall A, just past the main entrance.