Service Day

Come further our mission of social justice and lend a helping hand to others at Roosevelt University’s American Dream Service Day on Friday, Sept. 13.

Getting involved is easy. Simply sign up for one or more of three service activities–one-hour time slots are available from 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Chicago Campus Service Opportunity 1: Feeding Children Everywhere
Auditorium Building, 2nd Floor – Congress Lounge

Hunger is something that afflicts all too many of the nation’s children these days. Participants will help get food to the needy. Volunteers will break down large pallets of food into individual boxes for needy families. You can learn more about Hunger Projects at

Chicago Campus Service Opportunity 2: Wabash Building Roof Garden Beautification
Wabash Building WB 5th Floor Garden Area (walk through The Barry Crown Fitness Center)

While rooftop gardens at Roosevelt’s Wabash Building enhance the sustainability of our urban environment, these spaces need maintenance and loving care. Help us tend to our 5th-floor gardens. This service project will include clean-up and harvest work in the fresh air, followed by an interactive discussion of RU’s various sustainability initiatives and a delicious snack made from the garden’s harvested herbs. Meet outside the 5th floor Wabash Fitness Center. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

Chicago Campus Service Opportunity 3: Roosevelt University’s United Nations Association and Roosevelt University Chapter
Wabash Building – 4th Floor WB 418

With a mission of ending global poverty and improving global health, Roosevelt University’s United Nations Association and Roosevelt University’s chapter join Professor La Vonne Downey in our efforts to address global poverty, health, education and development.  We will write letters and make calls to our Senators to support full funding of the International Affairs Budget.  Currently, the International Affairs Budget makes up only a mere 1 percent of the U.S. federal budget, but impacts all aspects of life in America.

Off-Campus Service Opportunity 4: Greater Chicago Food Depository

As Chicago’s food bank, the Greater Chicago Food Depository believes no one should go hungry. Every day, nutritious food is distributed across Cook County. Their innovative programs create lasting solutions for the people they serve. The Roosevelt University Homelessness & Food Insecurity Task Force recently confirmed a partnership with GCFD which allows us to earn credits for all of our volunteer efforts at the GCFD site. The credits will be used to purchase fresh food and nonperishable food items for the RU Food & Toiletry Pantry. Volunteers will assemble food packs and label/sort donated food items.

Tweet about Service Day with the conference hashtag: #AmDreamConf

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