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(Video) Project Impact 2013


Every year, nearly 800 Union College students and employees take the day off from school to serve the Lincoln community. This year Project Impact served at nearly 70 sites around Lincoln, helping out the service organizations that serve the people of Lincoln all year long. 

Project Impact 2013

“Our theme this summer at the People’s City Mission (PCM) was ‘Dream Big.’ Working with the kids ... I was just amazed at their energy for life. I learned so much from them, including how to dream,” remembered Inonge Kasaji, a junior social work major at Union College. Kasaji’s own dream began in August, when her time volunteering at the mission was drawing to a close. To thank the kids and staff for an incredible summer, Kasaji decided to take on a project that had been waiting two years to start—painting the inside of the EDEFY building.

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Project Impact instills attitude of service

“Every year for Project Impact, students provide acts of kindness in the community. When they come back, they’re smiling and laughing—they’re happy they did something for others,” said Inonge Kasaji, junior social work major and outreach co-coordinator in Union College’s Campus Ministries. “Why wouldn’t you want to keep that going the whole year?”

Coach from "Remember the Titans" film to speak at Union College

“My parents always taught us that no person should be judged based on the color of their skin, but on the content of their character,” said Herman Boone, retired high school coach and inspiration for the lead character in Disney’s 2000 film, “Remember the Titans.” “I have always believed that and maintain that value today.”

$50,000 grant launches program to help students find "calling"

Malcolm Russell, Union College’s vice president for Academic Administration, doesn't regret his career path, but wishes he had been more intentional about discovering and following his calling while in college.

Students teach healthy living in Nicaragua

For pre-med students like senior Courtney Laubach, the Union College International Rescue and Relief (IRR) program’s semester in Nicaragua provides hands-on experience that gives them a unique advantage in medical school.  “I’m really excited to go to Nicaragua,” said Laubach. “It will be good to provide medical care and make a difference in someone’s health through education. You can treat the symptoms, but only education can really help in the long term.”

Stitching ministry into daily life

The hectic pace of the average college student’s life makes cramming in extra activities—like helping others—seem next to impossible. But one Union College student and a couple of recent graduates found a way to stitch the opportunity to help others into their busy lives. On Sabbath afternoon, Nov. 3, they want to share that opportunity with the rest of Union’s campus.

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Service day's impact felt beyond those served

Yesterday, 750 Union College students and employees took the day off from school to provide community service at nearly 80 sites around the city of Lincoln. Started in 1981 as Project Brush, Union's annual service day now known as Project Impact has seen an estimated 18,300 volunteers donate 115,000 hours over the past 31 years.

Students to impact Lincoln ... for the 32nd time

Jayme Anderson knows she was born to volunteer. As Project Impact coordinator, the senior elementary education major hopes to help her fellow Union College students find joy in volunteering, as well.

“I never really knew what my purpose in life was,” said Anderson, a secondary education major. “Then I started volunteering and I knew that I had found something I loved and wanted to do for the rest of my life.”

Frontier Nursing Mission Trip, March 8-19, 2012

The Frontier Nursing Class is going on a Medical Mission trip over Spring Break: March 8-19, 2012.

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