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The Enlightenment Project

"The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience."
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Community Involvement

As an active member of the northwest suburban region, Roosevelt University is engaged in a variety of community and volunteer service opportunities throughout the year. Within the Center for Campus Life, the Enlightenment Project and Involvement Coordinators help plan the following:

  • The Enlightenment Project and the Path to Enlightenment Challenge
    • The 2014-2015 Enlightenment Project goal is to contribute 2000 volunteer hours and 2000 donated goods to a variety of local non-profits. 
    • Each month, the Center for Campus Life sponsors a different organization to help students understand the wide variety of needs in the community.
  • Identify community service opportunities for students staff and faculty
  • Serve as a contact office for local agencies looking for short term volunteers
  • Assist interested faculty with the administration of service - learning requirements for students in their classes.
  • Work with student organizations that are looking to adopt a local agency, school or class.

In the spring, the University hosts New Deal Service Day, which connects students, faculty, staff, and alumni with local service agencies for a "hands on" opportunity to help others.

If you are looking for volunteer opportunities, please contact Sarah at shameed@mail.roosevelt.edu or please visit room 126 or check out the Enlightenment Project bulletin boards around campus.  You can get involved with any of the organizations we are sponsoring, or you can select an organization important to you.  Either way, please turn in your volunteer hours to help us reach our goal!