In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 20, Penn State Berks students will volunteer in the local community and complete community service activities on campus in an effort to honor the life and legacy of the civil rights leader.
Penn State Berks students visited the Police Athletic League Walnut Street location in Reading to serve Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, Nov. 21. Students arrived at 4 p.m. and began by doing crafts with the Olivet Boys and Girls Club youth prior to serving Thanksgiving dinner.
Penn State Berks students will hold two important community service events in November. They will transform Opportunity House, the Reading emergency shelter, into a five-star restaurant on the evening of Thursday, Nov. 7, and assist with the breakfast for veterans at Country Meadows of Wyomissing on Monday, Nov. 11.
Penn State Berks students will be volunteering in the local community throughout the month of February, including a Super Bowl tailgate party for the residents of Country Meadows of Wyomissing from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3.
Berks Benefitting THON, will host a delicious meal and a night of fun — all for a good cause. The second annual "Inspire the Night" benefit dinner will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at the DoubleTree in Reading.
Penn State Berks students will be volunteering in the community with a variety of nonprofit organizations throughout the academic year. The following is a list of community service initiatives in November 2018.
In September 2018, two professors from Penn State Berks — Belen Rodriguez-Mourelo and Donna Chambers — traveled nearly 4,500 miles to share their expertise on service learning with faculty at the University of Split in Croatia.