One of just 14 schools nationally using green laundry methods, Eastern was recently named a Green Campus by The Princeton Review.
At right, Robert Closs and Jackie Bishop volunteer at the Willimantic Food Co-op, the oldest in Connecticut.
Become a global citizen—and a local hero
Whether personally delivering books to children and scholars in Ghana, helping to rebuild homes for low-income families in Louisiana, or creating a business plan for local Latino business owners, Eastern students are dedicated to giving back to those in need. Faculty members often incorporate service learning into their courses, giving students the chance to gain practical experience while making a difference in others’ lives.
Eastern students have recently engaged in a wide range of service projects, including: • Developing an award-winning website for a local soup kitchen
• Assisting families in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake
• Mentoring students in local schools • Teaching soccer to children in Costa Rica
• Building homes in North Carolina • Completing conservation projects in the Pachaug State Forest
• Building a church in Panama • Teaching physical education at the local Special Olympics swim meet
The Center for Community Engagement connects students to service learning and volunteer opportunities that match their interests.
Eastern students complete more than 10,000 hours of community service every year.
“ The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Mahatma Gandhi
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