Posts Tagged ‘UNLV’

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Serving Our Community

January 22, 2013

Yesterday, hundreds of volunteers came out to serve the community for MLK Day of Service.  AmeriCorps members served in many ways– including canvassing neighborhoods with fire safety information with the American Red Cross, assisting in an art program at Boys and Girls Club, and cleaning up a local elementary school with UNLV volunteers.  We were happy to make the day off a day of service!

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MLK Day Parade

One Southern Nevada AmeriCorps VISTA, Seelypon, helped spread the word about important services that her site offers to the community.  Nevada Health Centers staff and volunteers participated in the 2013 Martin Luther King Parade held in Downtown Las Vegas on January 21st, 2013. NVHC’s Mammovan was present as the organization’s float in the parade while NVHC staff and volunteers held posters about the different services that it offers as well as passed out incentives and information about NVHC.

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Setting Students Up For Success

September 19, 2012

Autumn in Las Vegas may not bring crisp, cool air and leaves changing color on the trees, but it does usher in the beginning of a new school year.  Each fall, thousands of students in Clark County School District head back to class, but many of them don’t have the tools they need to succeed.  As they headed back to school themselves, UNLV students saw an opportunity to serve five elementary schools through their Adopt-A-School programRebel Service Council, UNLV CSUN Student Government, United Way of Southern Nevada, and Findlay Toyota teamed up to sponsor a school supply drive and Stuff the Truck event.

With amazing support from the community, Stuff the Truck was a success and little Rebels around the valley are off to a great start this school year!

Some of the many donated supplies included:                  

Binders: 133                                  Folders: 454

Backpacks: 43                               Glue: 127 bottles

Calculators: 33                              Markers: 136 boxes

Colored Pencils: 19 boxes              Notebooks: 362

Crayons: 193 boxes                       Paper: 153 reams

Dividers: 118 sets                          Pencils: 350 boxes

File Folders: 100                             Pens: 169 packages

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Stuff the Truck

August 30, 2012

Give your time. Give supplies. Give a child the tools to succeed! Through the collaborative efforts of UNLV’s Rebel Service Council, Adopt-A-School Program, CSUN Student Government, United Way of Southern Nevada, Findlay Toyota and others comes Stuff the Truck. Join us as we stuff FIVE Findlay Toyota trucks with donated school supplies. All supplies will go to the following sponsored schools: Cynthia Cunningham Elementary School, Dean Petersen Professional Development School, Oran K. Gragson Elementary School, Paradise Professional Development School, and Ruth Fyfe Empowerment Elementary School. Help a child succeed and excel in school by giving him/her the necessary school items!

School supplies include (but are not limited to):
– backpacks
– notebooks
– pencils/pens
– erasers
– markers
– crayons
– toiletries
– binders
– folders
– paper
– clothes (new to gently-used)
– undergarments (new and packaged)
– shoes
– Box Tops for Education
For questions, or to get involved as a volunteer for this event, please contact Rebel Service Council Youth Coordinator Alexis Villanueva at (702) 895-5609, or at unlv.youth@gmail.com.For more information about the UNLV School Supplies Drive, please visit: http://bit.ly/OCpmzC.