Upcoming Service Trips
It's SERVICE Time! PIES supports public school education through the organization of volunteers from colleges, universities, and the public schools & sectors. We have three trips planned this summer at three different locations including our annual NOLA trip this coming August 1st. The other two are Utah on June 21st and New York City which will be listed soon. Space is limited so please act now.
June 21 - June 27, 2015
Summer Service trip to Genola, Utah
Partnerships in Education & Service (PIES)leads a service team this summer to the Genola Community Center and Head Start School in Genola, Utah, just one hour south of Salt Lake City. We will be working with the teachers who serve the children of the summer migrant laborers who travel to work in the fruit fields during the spring and summer picking seasons. Team members leave from O'Hare International Airport on Sunday, June 21st and return to Chicago, Saturday, June 27th. The work will consist of organizing books and materials for teachers and children, with some attention to the outdoor space.
August 1 – August 8, 2015
PIES Summer Service trip to New Orleans
Partnerships in Education & Service (PIES) leads a service team this summer to assist community organizers who work with children and teachers at local schools in the Treme Parish, Louisiana. Team members leave from Midway Airport on Saturday, August 1st to New Orleans, and return to Chicago, Saturday, August 8th. Members of the team are professionals in the field of education, as well as volunteers dedicated to quality educational experiences for children.
The Treme Community Center serves both children and adults in this historic neighborhood, known for being the birth place of Jazz Great, Louis Armstrong.
Rebuilding New Orleans one school at a time
The NLU-NOLA Project has established partnerships with charter public schools and private preschools in New Orleans. We continue to work with the schools to arrange for groups of NLU students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of NLU to travel to New Orleans every July and August. The schools' needs include (but are not limited to):
- Student pre-assessment
- Advice and training on a literacy program
- Advice and training on a math program
- Assistance in expanding the library
- Collection of school supplies
- Organization of school resources
- Facility improvement
Join the team working with the Recovery School District of New Orleans! To learn more about this opportunity, view our informational presentation as well as photos and blogs from past trips. The application includes general information about the trip logistics.
For more information, please contact the Civic Engagement Center at 847-947-5069 or email@example.com.
Trip to Washington DC with Public Policy Student Organization
Today's Mind's, Building Tomorrow's Future
Wednesday, March 25 - Sunday, March 29, 2009
Students, friends and faculty attended an Illinois Congressional Delegation and stayed to tour the White House and meet with their Representatives in Congress. Dr. Richard Longoria of the Public Policy Department also lead discussion briefings with the group to offer valuables insights and enhance tours.
Early Childhood Advocacy Day 2008
April 16, 2008
11 members of the NLU community went to Springfield, IL to join the Ounce of Prevention Fund in collaboration with Healthy Families Illinois to experience grassroots advocacy firsthand. They received pre-lobbying training and were given time to speak with Illinois legislators on key early childhood issues. The group shared their experiences at the 3rd annual Service-Learning Symposium at the Chicago campus. Click here to see more pictures and read students' reflections.
Beginning in 2007, NLU's Service Learning Team has organized groups of students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of NLU to assist in rebuilding New Orleans one school at a time. The NLU-NOLA project committee has partnered with KIPP Central City Academy, the Samuel J. Green and Arthur Ashe Charter Schools, Royal Castle Kids Child Development Center and Happy Times Preschool to help improve and organize their facilities. An article in the Evanston Roundtable published in September, 2009 describes their work in greater detail.
Please click here for further details!