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Participate in Free Webinar: Storytelling & Communication in Global Health

Unite for Sight will be hosting a webinar featuring leading experts in storytelling and responsible communication in global health. The webinar will include guidance and advice from seven panelists, as well as ample opportunity to ask the speakers questions about communication and global health. Find out about the role of responsible storytelling in global health […]

Volunteer at Giving Voices to Children Charity Event

The Center for Hearing & Speech is a St. Louis non-profit that transforms lives through caring, personalized, and innovative programs that empower communication. The center is seeking volunteers to support with their biggest event of the year at the St. Louis Marriott Grand on Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 4-11pm or on the days leading […]

Volunteer for Images Of Grace Gala

Grace Hill Settlement House is looking for volunteers to help at their Images of Grace gala, celebrating 13 years of art created by Grace Hill families.  Volunteers are needed between 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm as greeters, to check guests in, and to assist with a live auction. If interested, please contact Delores Hardwick: dhardwick@gracehillsettlement.org

Attend “Hungry in School” Conference

The Educational Disparities Group (Harvard Club) is hosting a conference entitled "Hungry in School." The event will be held on Thursday, October 24 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm in the Forest Park campus cafeteria of St. Louis Community College. This event is free and open to the public. It will highlight what local area schools and […]

Participate in Holidays for Heroes Card Making Event

Kick off the holiday season by making or signing cards for military service members. This event will be held on Tuesday, November 12 from 10am-1pm in DUC 276. Sponsored by the Washington University Woman’s Club, the Office of the Provost, and the Gephardt Institute.

Apply for Aspen Young Leaders Fellowship

The Aspen Young Leaders Fellowship (AYLF) identifies, cultivates, and amplifies future generations of talent to engage in the values-based leadership essential for transforming their lives and society for the better. AYLF is a place-based, multi-site program that nurtures a cadre of diverse youth committed to addressing the most compelling social, political, and scientific issues facing […]

Attend Restorative Justice Movement’s Fall Fair

Join the Restorative Justice Movement (RJM) for their fall fair. RJM is a nonprofit located in the Ville neighborhood that seeks to support healing in communities wounded by violence, addiction, and trauma. RJM facilitates regular food and clothing drives, offers free meals and festivities during significant holidays, and hosts daily recovery support groups. Attend RJM's […]

Volunteer at the Honeysuckle Hackathon

Kirkwood will host its 3rd annual Honeysuckle Hackathon in Meramec Highlands Quarry at Dee Koestering Park (Quarry Park), October 21-26, and volunteers are needed. Kirkwood Parks’ Department has fought invasive bush honeysuckle for years. The goal for this fall’s event is eradicating it from Quarry Park, an area of approximately nine acres. Three-hour shifts are […]

Apply for the Global Impact Award

The Global Impact Award, administered by the Skandalaris Center, is designed to support inventions, products, ideas, and business models that have a broad and lasting impact on society through funding and mentoring support. Award winners will receive continued mentoring and connections to people or organizations that accelerate venture launch, leading to scalability and sustainability, and […]

Submit Work to the Creator’s Gallery

The Creator's Gallery is an annual interdisciplinary exhibition hosted by the Skandalaris Center. It began in 2017 as a way for creators of all types, disciplines, and ages to display their work together. The gallery displays creative works of all mediums, including fine art, graphic design, photography, poetry, and more. All projects are made by […]

“Fake News, Propaganda, and Misinformation: Learning to Critically Evaluate Media Sources”

A recent study by Stanford University revealed that students and professors alike have trouble navigating what information is true online. Join Melissa Vetter (Biology, Psych and PNP Librarian) and Amanda Albert (Information Literacy Coordinator) for a workshop on how to distinguish "fake news"; this event is open to students, faculty and community partners/members and it […]