2015 CNCS September 11th Day of Service and Remembrance

September 11 is a day of history, emotion, and reflection for most Americans. This day has also come to symbolize the resilience, kindness, and unity of the American people. The bipartisan 2009 Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act designated September 11th as the National Day of Service and Remembrance, and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) with supporting this effort across the country. Below, please find descriptions of partner program activity as part of the National Day of Service and Remembrance.

Arizona College Advising Corps

Five advisers from the University of Arizona College Advising Corps are volunteering at the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.

College Advising Corps: Atlanta

Eleven College Advising Corps advisers in Atlanta are organizing and shipping books to Africa this afternoon.

College Advising Corps: Brown University

Fourteen advisers from College Advising Corps at Brown University will participate in a reflection and conversation session on poverty in Rhode Island. The session is co–sponsored by the state Commission for National and Community Service and the Rhode Island Economic Policy Institute.

University of Georgia College Advising Corps

Advisers from the University of Georgia College Advising Corps are volunteering at the “Athens Says Thank You” Campaign. This is a joint effort between two counties in Athens (Athens-Clarke and Oconee) to thank public safety officers in both counties.

University of Missouri College Advising Corps

40 advisers from the University of Missouri College Advising Corps plan to participate in regional Day of Service events throughout the state as organized by the state service commission. They will also participate in their annual volunteer day at a local food bank during in-service training in November.

North Carolina State University College Advising Corps

The 21-adviser team at North Carolina State University will volunteer at the Day of Service event in Raleigh, NC.  Service projects include refurbishing schools, packaging food for those in need, and more, and will benefit over 40 causes.

Texas A&M University College Advising Corps

Thirty advisers from the Texas A&M University College Advising Corps will work at the Houston Food Bank. In addition, seven advisers will take part in service activities at the Dallas Zoo, eight at the Edinburg Food Bank in the Rio Grande Valley, and three at the San Antonio Zoo/Run Relay support.

University of Texas Austin College Advising Corps

Eight advisers from the UT Austin College Advising Corps will volunteer their time to beautify learning gardens and clean up outdoor play spaces so they are accessible and safe for children.

Virginia College Advising Corps

On September 18th, 19 college advisers with the Virginia College Advising Corps at the University of Virginia will partner with AARP and a local food bank for a statewide food drive event.

Davidson College Advising Corps
Eleven advisers from the Davidson College Advising Corps will participate in a building project for Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, September 12th.

Washington University College Advising Corps

Five advisers from the Washington University College Advising Corps in St. Louis are volunteering at Operation Food Search. They are sorting and packing donated items to be distributed to partner organizations that serve youth and families. 

Jennie Cox Bell is National Director of Partnerships at College Advising Corps.