Are you ready to be the change? You are invited to participate in the 14th annual Be The Change, a national day of service coordinated by South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) to inspire and foster civic engagement and stronger communities through volunteerism and community service.
Every year, thousands of participants across the country collectively contribute numerous hours of community service in the spirit of Mahatma Gandhi's famous challenge, "Be the Change you wish to see in the world." This year's Be the Change events will take place in cities all around the U.S. on October 4, unless otherwise noted.
Here are some more details about Be The Change:
The 14th Annual Be The Change
Join Us for a National Day of Service on Saturday, October 4, 2014
WHAT: The 14th annual Be the Change, national day of community service coordinated by South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT), a national non-profit organization fostering civic engagement by South Asians. Service projects address issues including health, hunger, poverty, youth, and the environment, among others.
WHEN: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2014
Media may attend Be the Change events in their cities. Please see below for further information.
WHERE: In 50 locations nationwide including Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, New Brunswick, and Washington, DC, as well as campuses including Drexel University; Texas Tech University; The Ohio State University; University of Alabama at Birmingham; University of Connecticut; University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; Vanderbilt University; Wayne State University; and many others. For a complete list, visit Be the Change, contact SAALT at 301-270-1855 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHO: Thousands of community member and student volunteers!
WHY: To celebrate the spirit of volunteerism and strengthen our communities through service and engagement.
Here's a list of this year's Be The Change locations:
Atlanta, GA (Sept. 27th)
Austin, TX (Sept.27th)
Jersey City, NJ
Long Beach, CA
Los Angeles, CA
New Brunswick, NJ
San Francisco, CA
Baylor University - Waco, TX
Binghamton University - Binghamton, NY
Boston University - Boston, MA
Drexel University - Philadelphia, PA
East Carolina University - Greenville, NC
New Jersey Institute of Technology (Oct. 11th) - Newark, NJ
Pennsylvania State University - State College, PA
Rutgers University (partnering with New Brunswick, NJ) - New Brunswick, NJ
Stony Brook University - Stony Brook, NY
Texas A&M University - College Station, TX
Texas Tech University - Lubbock, TX
The Ohio State University - Columbus, OH
University of Alabama at Birmingham - Birmingham, AL
University of California, Berkeley - Berkeley, CA
University of Central Florida - Orlando, FL
University of Connecticut - Storrs, CT
University of Connecticut School of Law - Hartford, CT (Sept. 28th)
University of Florida - Gainesville, FL
University of Georgia - Athens, GA
University of Houston - Houston, TX
University of Illinois at Chicago - Chicago, IL
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Urbana, IL
University of Maryland, College Park - College Park, MD
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities [Beta Chi Theta] (Oct. 5th) - Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities [Delta Phi Omega] - Minneapolis, MN
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill, NC
University of North Texas (Oct. 11th) - Denton, TX
University of Oklahoma at Norman - Norman, OK
University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, PA
University of Rochester - Rochester, NY
University of Tennessee at Knoxville - Knoxville, TN
University of Texas at Austin (partnering with Austin, TX) - Austin, TX
University of Texas at Dallas - Dallas, TX
University of Virginia - Charlottesville, VA
University of Wisconsin-Madison - Madison, WI
Vanderbilt University - Nashville, TN
Wayne State University - Detroit, MI
For further information about Be The Change, and to register as a volunteer, go to the SAALT website.