Association of Minority Future Educators – D.C. Books to Prisons Drive

 

AMFE - D.C. Books2Prisons

It’s time for spring cleaning!! Old books you haven’t read for years laying around your house?? Heavy dictionaries and textbooks taking up precious storage space? DONATE!

This April, AMFE is making a commitment to community-wide literacy by serving the community through a series of events. Please join us for our first annual April book drive!! All books donated will be delivered to the DC Books to Prisons Project.

The U.S. has less than five percent of the world’s population, yet more than 25 percent of the world’s prisoners. Nearly one percent of American adults are incarcerated; the highest rate in the world. However, many prisoners have little access to books or educational material. Usually, prisoners are not allowed to receive books from friends or family. While some prisons have libraries, many do not. Of prisons that do, access and selection can be extremely limited. Programs like Books to Prisions are one of the few options available to prisoners seeking books.

WHERE TO DONATE BOOKS?
1. Drop the books off in the Nyumburu Cultural Center
2. Drop the books off in the Student Involvement Suite (Stamp Student Union)
3. Arrange a Pick-up by calling (301) 807-0788

Facebook Event Page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1436016516644517/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

American University CASJ ~ Radical Rush Week

American University CASJ ~ Radical Rush Week

An events list for Community Action and Social Justice (CASJ) Coalition’s Radical Rush week, Thursday March 27th – Thursday April 3rd at American University. 7 Days of workshops on radical organizing, intersection of struggle, awareness, and anti-oppression.

Rooftop Community Garden Friday Fresh-Up: Chalkboard Hanging and Pallet-Busting, Friday 5pm

South Campus RCG got a sweet 8′ long chalkboard at Terrapin Trader. Now we need to anchor it to the wall so that excellent group meeting notes and daydreamin doodle jams can happen.

We’ve also got lots of reclaimed wooden pallets that need taking apart to refresh our store of wood for construction projects.

As always, you can prune, plant, clean, paint, dance, and lounge in the hammocks.

Tunes provided, snacks welcomed.

Never volunteered before? No worries! Wear something you don’t mind getting painted or dirty.  Click here for more info!

When: Friday 9/14, 5:00pm- 7:00pm

Where: 3114 South Campus Dining Hall, University of Maryland

Little kid drawing on large chalkboard.

Terps for Change Volunteer Applications

Terps for Change is a Stamp-based organization dedicated to integrating University of Maryland students into PG County / DC area non-profits and service initiatives.  We are committed to connecting the university with the local community through sustained, collaborative, and meaningful community service-learning.  By exploring the root causes through critical reflection and meaningful dialogue, we seek to better understand the systemic complexities of social issues and the actions we can take to address them. This is a semester-long program, and many students return multiple times.  Each semester our roster holds between 60 and 110 students.  This year we have eight distinct community partners, covering a range of social and civic issues: youth education, bilingual tutoring, environmental preservation, urban agriculture, immigrant training, hunger, and homelessness.  All of the sites are in either PG County or Washington, DC, our local community.

We like to think we create agents of positive social change. Our applications for the semester are available now. The priority deadline will be on Wednesday but our official one is on September 7th.  If you are interested in applying or simply receiving more information you can email us at terpsforchange@umd.edu, or call us at (301)-314-2273.

Click here for the Terps for Change website or here for the application!

 

Terps for Change logo

ΣΨZ, ΨX and ΣAE Blood Drive, Nov 28

Come give blood on November 28th at the STAMP Atrium!

About 60 percent of the population is eligible to donate blood, but only about 4 percent do.

Giving blood is totally safe, and you’re doing your community a favor.

Please come out to save lives (and get free cookies and juice, of course!) Click here for the facebook event!

You can schedule an appointment online here or just walk-in and donate 🙂

When: Monday, November 28th, 10:30am until 4:00pm

Where: The Stamp (Adele H. Stamp Student Union) Atrium, UMD

Logo of the American Red Cross

It’s Time for Africa: Soccer Tournament and A Day in the Life, Nov 4

Over 800,000 children are dying of malnutrition and over 11 million people are in danger of starvation due to the drought in East Africa; but we can help stop this.

Cosponsored by The American Red Cross Club!

Interested in making a difference? Come out and bring your friends to Cole Field House and enjoy activities and food with a cause! Watch your favorite UMD cultural organizations participate in the Culture Cup– a soccer tournament where all proceeds go to Africa! Let’s see which cultural organization/country/nation can make the most noise and bring out the best fans!

Come by and support all of your friends who are playing, but when you’re not, you can participate in our interactive set up that will allow you and your friends to learn more about what’s going on and what you can do to help. Be sure to get some delicious cultural FOOD and snacks too! You’re guaranteed to learn a lot and have fun at the same time! Click here for the facebook event!

When: Friday, November 4 · 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Where: Cole Field House, UMD

Soccer ball by goal

ASA: Door to Door Can-paign, Oct 15

Come and support African Student Association’s first community service event; “Door to Door Can-paign” is to help support the famine that is going on in the horn of Africa.

At 12 noon we will be splitting off into two groups and collecting any can goods or hygiene products on both North and South campus dorms and will meet back at Stamp. We are preferably looking for pads, toothpaste, toothbrushes, tissue, deodorant, and etc..

All can goods/hygiene products will be going to Somalia, Africa.

We need all the help we can get to help support our people back home…hope to see you then:)  Click here for the facebook event.

When: Saturday, October 15 · 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Where: North and South Campus of UMD

African Student Association Can-Paign flier