Although the Global Health Case Competition (GHCC) looked different this year, its goals and outcomes remained the same. We spoke with Neemah Koroma, the GHCC Committee Head, and two students from the winning team, Benjamin Feldman and Paige Kobza, about this year’s competition.
The Haven is a day shelter that serves people at risk of or currently experiencing homelessness in the Charlottesville area. We spoke with Ocean Aiello, The Haven’s Community Engagement Coordinator to learn more about the shelter's mission. We also heard from Julia Lucktong and Tuyet-Minh Tran, both UVA fourth-years, about their experience as volunteers.
The Legal Aid Justice Center (LAJC) is an organization that provides free legal assistance to members of the Charlottesville community and beyond. We spoke with three UVA student interns at the center in order to learn about their volunteer work and the mission of the organization.
Before COVID-19 drastically changed our lives, UVA student-athletes had completed approximately 1,850 hours of community service starting from June 2019. Here are some examples of their service and how they have had to adjust to the pandemic.
Despite unexpected obstacles and challenges throughout the past year, the Student Council Community Engagement Committee has been hard at work. The committee aims to develop the relationship between the University and the broader Charlottesville community through new and continuing initiatives.
Public Service Week, March 15–19, 2021, is an event series highlighting UVA’s ongoing contributions to public outreach programming, community-engaged teaching, and public impact research, all at the heart of the University’s “great and good” mission.
Hoos Connected brings together small groups of first-years or transfer students for weekly meetings to participate in fun activities and have real discussions that go beneath the surface level. Joining a Hoos Connected group is a great way to get settled in and move beyond the basic questions with people you might have never even met otherwise!
Can mentoring and tutoring programs still make an impact during a pandemic? These local nonprofits have shown that they can. Although their work looks different this fall, these organizations have found creative ways to continue making a difference in the Charlottesville community.
At the University of Virginia, we pride ourselves on being an elite university that prepares its students to serve the public. Madison House, hundreds of CIOs, and various NGOs in and around the University are full of students looking to serve, and there is a lot of good service, too. However, there is a component to public service that is necessary but often forgotten: humility.
Perennials for Patients is an organization started by nursing student Reanna Panagides. The organization seeks to build a sustainable, student-run flower garden that will provide flowers to patients at the UVA Hospital.