Regis University located in North Denver has announced plans to promote further student participation in community-based service programs. According to Melissa Nix, Co-Director of Service Learning at Regis, “We want to connect students with community organizations to promote a mutual understanding and respect.”
This initiative complements the recent Regis Town Meeting conducted by the Social Justice Department at the school, where freshman class students met with community organizations to explore volunteer opportunities. Community Educational Outreach participated in that event. Freshmen have since visited the various non-profits and are in the process of making their service selections beginning in mid September and continuing throughout the year.
“Students from Regis are generally in classes wherein they connect their service with the learning obtained in the classroom,” Melissa explained. She continued, “We ultimately hope to accomplish transformation in education and in the community.” Melissa is in the process of contacting students in multiple departments, in their classroom settings to promote service.