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Civic Engagement Fair
Civic Engagement Fair Coming Fall 2017
The Civic Engagement Fair and Service-Learning Symposium are events that encourage our campus to become active contributors to our community! Visit our annual fair and symposium during fall 2017 in the Havener Center! Local nonprofit organizations and service-learning community partners, as well as service-oriented student organizations will host booths at the fair to share about what they do and how you can get involved!
Students, are you:
- Interested in all of the different ways to become active on campus and with the surrounding community?
- Interested in joining a student organization whose main focus is to provide service opportunities to S&T students?
- Interested in raising awareness of your organization’s philanthropy to the campus community?
The Department of Student Life strives to:
- Create a conduit for students, staff, faculty, organizations and community partners to build connections and promote service.
- Increase awareness of service opportunities that will broaden the perspective of students at S&T and encourage students to reach out to groups that are different from them.
- Encourage students to both advocate for and participate in service as active citizens in the Rolla community.
- Provide community partners and service organizations an opportunity to raise awareness of current social justice issues that face the surrounding area and create opportunities for students at S&T to be involved as active change agents.
2016 ORGANIZATIONS who ATTENDed:
American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.
Casa of South Central Missouri
CASA of South Central Missouri recruits and trains citizen volunteers to speak for abused and neglected children in the court system. All of these children have been removed from the home due to unfortunate circumstances and our volunteers ensure that the court process is as quick and painless as possible for the kiddos in foster placements. Our goal is to get children in care into safe and permanent homes as quickly as possible to reduce any future trauma. Our vision is to have enough volunteers to advocate for all of the children in the 25th Judicial Circuit by the year 2020. There are around 350 to 500 children in the judicial system in our circuit yearly.
City of Rolla
The City of Rolla consists of a wonderfully diverse community of 20,000 citizens. Rolla is the economic, educational, employment, and medical hub in south central MO. The City of Rolla is a full-service organization providing such services as public utilities, infrastructure, public safety, parks & recreation, planning, administration, economic and community development.
Honoring our Heroes Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K
We strive to provide a safe and meaningful experience for our active and former military and runners; to raise funds for two local veterans groups; to boost local tourism; to provide an opportunity to realize a fitness goal; to provide an opportunity for community service; and have FUN!
House of Prevention, Education, and Training Residential Home, Inc (H.O.P.E. Inc)
H.O.P.E. is a Non-profit, 501-c3, faith based, holistic in nature residential facility that provides housing, education and training for homeless, at-risk, underprivileged youth in need. The Mission of H.O.P.E. is to provide a brighter future for homeless youth between the ages of 8-21, breaking the cycle of hopelessness, poor judgment, and lack of positive mentors by fostering a Christ-like view of human life and sexuality,
H.O.P.E. VALUES :We value all life.
1. We are committed to the truth. We are honest and truthful in our dealings with others.
2. We treat all people with compassion (i.e., when working with our youth, and young parents, we provide reasonable and practical help to them in a compassionate and nonjudgmental manner).
3. We are committed to unconditional love. From babies and parents, to our youth in need, to those needing our guidance, patience, understanding, post-abortion minnistries to our own staff and volunteers, we are committed to loving them unconditionally.
4. We invest in people. Whether these people are babies, young parents, youth in need, staff members, volunteers, or neighbors, we believe in people and their quality of life and invest in them in practical ways.
5. We submit to servant leadership, humility, and the authority of God.
6. We offer hope and vision for a better future. We accomplish this through identifying risk factors that aid in homelessness, youth pregnancy homelessness, at risk youth homelessness, and youth in need homelessness, for the benefit of early prevention, and reduction in a repeated cycle. Teaching our target population and our community preventative measures to unplanned pregnancies, homelessness, and high-risk factors that arise because of such, is vital to our purpose.
Kaleidoscope Discovery Center
Our vision is for our community to create a fun and interactive science center where people are inspired to imagine a universe of endless possibilities.
Our mission is to provide opportunities that advance the understanding and appreciation of: engineering, science, technology, the environment, arts and math (ESTEAM); through hands-on learning experiences, which inspire everyone to imagine, explore and create a better world.
Meramec Regional Planning Commission- MPRC
MRPC is a voluntary council of local governments. It is a place where community members and officials may come together as one organized, unified voice, solve common problems and create plans to enhance the region they share.
Missouri Job Center of Rolla, MO
Missouri Job Center-Rolla is funded by the Central Region Workforce Investment Board to assist job seekers and employers with employment and training services. Professional staff are available to engage job seekers, assess existing skills and create an employment plan for new skill attainment. Funding is available to assist job seekers & student who are eligible for enrollment in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) federal program. Job referral and placement services are available to connect job seekers to high demand occupations with above average wages and benefits. More information is available by calling 573-364-7030.
New Dimensional Christian Ministry
The Mission of New Dimensional Christian Ministry is to win souls to Christ in our community by spreading the word of God, through missions, evangelism, discipleship, service and benevolence.
We focus on being a service to the community of Rolla by meeting people where they are: mentally, physically, and spiritually through the love of Jesus Christ.
Ozark Rivers Audubon Chapter, Rolla
The mission of the Ozark Rivers Audubon chapter of the National Audubon Society is to conserve and restore the Ozarks ecosystem by focusing on birds, while emphasizing habitat preservation and restoration, through education, conservation, art, public awareness and advocacy for the benefit of all. We are the stewards of Audubon Trails Nature Center, which encompasses 70 acres of diverse habitats.
Phelps County Bank /Take-A-Stand Against Child Abuse
On one weekend each summer, lemonade stands all over Phelps County raise money for local child abuse prevention programs. Here are some of the groups that receive funding from our annual event: City of Rolla Fire and Rescue, St. James Teen Outreach Club (TOP), CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), Prevention Consultants of Missouri mentoring program, Healthy Families home visiting program, Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) in St. James, Kids Harbor Too in St. Robert, Pathways, parenting classes through Prevention Consultants, Payer of Last Resort Fund and trainings through PCCAN.
Prevention Consultants of Missouri
Prevention Consultants of Mo is proud of the Mentoring Makes a Difference program. This program matches at risk elementary students with S&T students for a one hour a week mentoring experience.
Rolla Health and Rehabilitation Suites
Rolla Health and Rehabilitation Suites is a long term care facility dedicated to the quality of care to elders living in our community, offering rehabilitation to home services as well as long term placement.
Rolla Presbyterian Manor
Presbyterian Manor offers senior living in Rolla, Missouri, designed to maximize freedom for our residents and live life independently to their full potential.
We offer the flexibility to meet our residents' needs as they change throughout the aging process. Our continuum of care encompasses independent living, assisted living, memory care, short-term rehabilitation and health care with skilled nursing.
Our Mission is to provide quality senior services guided by Christian values.
Russell House is a non-profit organization that provides services to victims of family violence and their children. We support the principle that all individuals have a right to a life free of abuse and sexual assault. We seek to break the cycle of violence through increasing public awareness of the problem of domestic violence and sexual assault, acting as advocates for victims, coordinating existing resources for the benefit of survivors and providing safe environment for survivors.
St. Raymond's Society
St. Raymond's Society is an not-for-profit organization that is funded by local individuals, groups, businesses and churches. Our staff and volunteers are professionally trained, compassionate individuals who are committed to serving women and their families.
The most intensive service offered for women and children through St. Raymond's Society is The House. Residents of our transitional home have the opportunity to make sustainable plans by saving money and focusing on the seven areas of self-sufficiency.
We provide resources single mothers need to become self-reliant and we prepare her to give her child the security of a stable home.
We accomplish this by:
Providing transitional housing for pregnant and newly parenting women
Partnering the mother with a mentor who provides emotional support and guidance
Promoting self-sufficiency by developing and individualized program for the mother that will prepare her to create a stable and sustainable environment for her family
When appropriate, provide assistance and support to fathers who wish to co-parent with the mothers we serve
We offer additional support to pregnant and newly parenting women who do not need housing but face other challenges
Tri-County Center for Independent Living
We are a non-residential Independent Living center serving Phelps, Pulaski, and Laclede Counties. We are a non for profit organization that helps individuals with disabilities achieve their goals and lead a more independent Life. We advocate for people, teach Independent Living skills, offer information and referral, offer peer support, aid in home modifications such as ramps etc., and offer Community Education and training. We are funded through various state funds and grants.
Tri-County Humane Society
Tri-County Humane Society is a 501 c 3 organization located in St. James, MO. This no-kill facility is a rescue shelter that cares for all types of lost, unwanted, injured and strayed pets. Tri-County is not a city or county facility, but an independent agency assisting animals throughout the region.
The vision of WomanSpace is to support women, their family efforts, and their entrepreneurial efforts. We shall do this by providing opportunities to connect, support, and grow. We connect women with other women by offering a gathering place and groups for various life stages. We support women by offering space to showcase their efforts, collaboration with other non-profits and community organizers who support women, and mentorships. We encourage growth seminars, workshops, classes, and by providing networking opportunities throughout the community. Our focus is on building sustainable businesses for women that also compliment their unique family structure and lives, while also giving them a place to be that supports both them and their families.
2016 STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS who ATTENDed:
Blue Key Honor Society
-Motto: "Serving I Live"
-The objectives of the Blue Key Honor Society are: to study, discuss and strive to further the best interests of the Missouri University of Science and Technology; to promote a spirit of fraternalism among all students of this school; and otherwise to fulfill the obligations set forth in the pledge of the society.
College Democrats of the Missouri University of Science and Technology
We are an organization dedicated to getting students involved in the political world. As our name implies we are interested in teaching the student body about the democratic side of the US political system.
Engineers without Borders
Engineers Without Borders USA builds a better world through engineering projects that empower communities to meet their basic human needs and equip leaders to solve the world’s most pressing challenges.
EWB-USA’s vision is a world in which every community has the capacity to sustainably meet their basic human needs.
Optimist International is a worldwide volunteer organization made up of more than 2,500 local Clubs whose Members work each day to make the future brighter by bringing out the best in children, in their communities, and in themselves.