For the second consecutive year, President Barack Obama has launched the “Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge” to advance service and engagement at campuses across the nation.
On Sept. 11, 2012, Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) will participate in the initiative through the “9-11 National Day of Service and Remembrance.” The day-long event will seek to bring together different cultures, religions and peoples to benefit and strengthen the community.
In a press release issued by PGCC, Andristine Robinson, the school’s director of institutional directives stated “As we provide opportunities for the college to work collectively to respond to issues of domestic poverty and homelessness, we will also engage the community in meaningful interfaith dialogue.”
The day’s activities kick off with the Veteran’s Fun Run at 8:00 a.m. at PGCC, with proceeds benefitting homeless veterans.
The schedule for the rest of the day is as follows:
- Never Forget: 9/11 Remembrance Tribute
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Rennie Forum, Largo Student Center
Reflect on the legacy of 9/11 and the spirit of compassion and service through monologues, music, song, and dance.
- PGCC Cares: Creating a Culture of Success
12 p.m. - 1 p.m. at the Rennie Forum, Largo Student Center
Learn about an exciting new college wide initiative that responds to student's immediate needs. Donations of school supplies to assist our students are encouraged.
- Meditation Break
1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Rennie Forum, Largo Student Center
- Learning Our Viewpoints - "Small Acts of Kindness: What Have You Done for Me Lately?"
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. in Conference Room 2, Largo Student Center
An informal student discussion.
- Exploring Opportunities to Serve
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. in Conference Room #2, Largo Student Center
Participants will examine various programs and activities to support service, both on campus and within the community.
- Never Forget 9/11: Wall of Healing
Write personal reflections, quote or memorials in remembrance of 9/11
For more information about the 9-11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, contact PGCC at 301-336-6000.