"Make A Difference Now" Volunteer Expo Held At CSCC

Thursday, September 14, 2017
Pictured: Steven Johnston, campus minister, Baptist Collegiate Ministries, tells students at the expo about the Baptist Student Union on campus.
Pictured: Steven Johnston, campus minister, Baptist Collegiate Ministries, tells students at the expo about the Baptist Student Union on campus.

The Department of Service-Learning at Cleveland State Community College and GRAAB Coalition (Going Respectively Against Addictive Behaviors) co-sponsored the 8th Annual “Make a Difference Now” Volunteer Expo on Wednesday in the L. Quentin Lane Gymnasium on Cleveland State’s campus. 

The theme of this event, “Make a Difference Now,” centers on Cleveland State’s desire to give students the opportunity to become civically engaged in their community by learning more about various agencies in the surrounding areas and finding out how they can become involved.


Pictured: Representatives from CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Bradley and Polk Counties attended the expo to tell students about the various volunteer opportunities with CASA. (From left to right) Michelle Quintero, social worker; Mackenzie Tatum, social worker; Ralf Santiago, case manager; Marisa Gilbert, vista; Chris Janetzko, outreach manager.
Pictured: Representatives from CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Bradley and Polk Counties attended the expo to tell students about the various volunteer opportunities with CASA. (From left to right) Michelle Quintero, social worker; Mackenzie Tatum, social worker; Ralf Santiago, case manager; Marisa Gilbert, vista; Chris Janetzko, outreach manager.


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