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Community Engagement & Service at Linfield College promotes student learning, development, and civic responsibility through co-curricular and curricular service opportunities.

In fulfillment of the mission of Linfield College, “Connecting Learning, Life, and Community,” we aim to:

  • Connect Linfield students as members of the campus, community, and global society
  • Bridge students’ theoretical and practical knowledge through experiential learning opportunities
  • Foster critical thinking, problem solving, and multi-cultural competencies, and
  • Empower students to become engaged citizens and agents of social and environmental change

Our office supports students on their journey toward civic engagement by maintaining partnerships with over 100 community-based organizations; offering community service consultation to individual students, groups, and faculty; and sponsoring numerous Community Service programs and events. 

CES Upcoming Events

November 14-22, 2015 Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week! During this week engage with Change Corps Poverty: Hunger and Homelessness Service Corodinator Kelly Ackerman to learn about this complicated social issue in our local community. Events will be going on all week:

  • ALL WEEK LONG: All-campus canned food drive to benefit YCAP (Yamhill Community Action Partnership). Find large barrels in Mahaffey Hall, Fred Meyer Lounge, Jane Failing Hall, Withnell, Dillin, and Potter Hall to donate canned and non-perishable food
  • Saturday Morning Breakfast at the CoOp 11/14: Shifts for cooking, set up, serving, and clean up available from 7-11:30am, contact Kelly Ackerman for more information
  • Trivia Night 11/16 6:00pm: Come to Riley 201 for trivia all about hunger, homelessness, and poverty. The grand prize winner will choose a local hunger and homelessness nonprofit organization to which CES will donate $50 and they will receive a CES t-shirt!  
  • St. Barnabas Soup Kitchen 11/18 3:45-6pm: Set up, serve, cook, clean, and have conversations with patrons of the soup kitchen. St. Barnabas provides meals for people but also serves as a community gathering space and offers a very unique and engaging experience for volunteers. Contact Kelly Ackerman for more information
  • Birdhouse Painting 11/19: For $4 you can purchase and paint a birdhouse! All money will go to McMinnville YCAP. Riley 201 6-7pm

Make A Difference Day is October 24th, 2015!
Thank you to all Linfield friends, family and students who came out and did service with us! M.A.D.D. is the largest national day of community service for the United States and we had the pleasure of logging over 150 hours of service! Community partners served: Tice Woods, McMinnville Community Garden, McMinnville Public Library, Kids on the Block, the annual Mayor's Ball, and more! 

Check out this video from the 2015 ASB trip to Ketchikan, Alaska by Riley Self '16

ASB Participant Recruitment is now closed! Thank you to everyone who applied! You can expect to hear from from our office before 10/25 regarding trip placement. Direct all ASB related question to Sara Gomez

Connect with Change Corps on social media! 

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