Rowan Center Matches Students to Community Needs

Rowan Center Matches Students to Community Needs

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The Rowan University Center for Service Learning and Volunteerism, established in the fall of 1999, matches interested students with area organizations that need volunteers. Coordinated
The Rowan University Center for Service Learning and Volunteerism, established in the fall
of 1999, matches interested students with area organizations that need volunteers.

Coordinated by Julie Peterson, the Center has undertaken several major projects in the last
year (including two Make-A-Differences Days which enlisted hundreds of students and some
faulty and staff to help clean up sections of Glassboro) and numerous smaller projects.

The Center works closely with the Volunteer Center of Gloucester County and has hosted
volunteer fairs to educate the Rowan community about opportunities to serve others. The
Center has an important role on campus and in the community. <+>It links the University with
the community, and it also allows our students to apply what they are learning in class to
real-life situations. The program also enhances the quality of life in the community,<+> Peterson
said. <+>It makes Rowan a stakeholder not only in the Glassboro area but also in the county
and in South Jersey. This is important as we educate our future leaders.<+>

<+>It?s important for all of us to volunteer and give back to our community what we have
received in our own lifetimes,<+> said Marguerite Stubbs, dean of students. <+>The members of
this University have expertise that can be used in the community, whether it?s tutoring a
child or helping to refurbish a house.