#GivingTuesdayatCWRU is Case Western Reserve University's way of joining the wider movement of #GivingTuesday to benefit causes affiliated with campus schools, departments, and organizations that allow CWRU members to serve locally, nationally, and globally. With CWRU a place where faculty and students make a real-world difference on a regular basis, #GivingTuesdayatCWRU allows everyone to make an immediate and positive impact on local and global issues.
The idea behind #GivingTuesday is to put the spirit of giving back into the holiday season, and takes place following the traditional holiday shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This year, #GivingTuesday takes place on Tuesday, December 3.
Below is a listing of organizations that have joined in to become part of the #GivingTuesdayatCWRU effort. If you have any questions about #GivingTuesdayatCWRU, please contact Ayla Siemon.
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Case EMS is a student-run, volunteer emergency medical service group that provides services to staff, faculty, and students on campus as well as standby coverage for university events. Case EMS also provides CPR certification at discounted rates to the campus community, as well as offering EMT certification opportunities to students. Your gift will go towards newer, better equipment and ambulance upkeep to better serve the campus community.
Case Western Reserve University's new invention center, think[box] provides a space for anyone - especially students, faculty and alumni - to tinker and creatively invent. think[box] is designed to provide an environment that fosters collaboration, creativity and invention, while creating an engine for entrepreneurial growth. Your support will help with the purchase of up to six fully equipped Mobile 3D printer workstations.
CWRU Labre Homeless Outreach Program
The Labre Homeless Outreach Program serves the homeless population of Greater Cleveland in a variety of ways, from providing hot meals to offering blankets, clothing and toiletry items. Your gift will go towards continuing to help those in the area who need help the most.
CAS Emerging Scholars Program
The Emerging Scholars Program (ESP) helps admitted students from the Greater Cleveland area excel as undergraduates at Case Western Reserve University. The goal of ESP is to provide these students with the experiences and skills essential for long-term success. Participants attend a summer bridge program where they begin earning credits toward their degrees. They receive individualized mentoring and academic support throughout their college years, connect one-on-one with professors and advisors, and become part of a peer support network. Your gift will help provide full-tuition summer scholarships and $3,000 stipends that will enable students to participate in ESP.
Center for Civic Engagement & Learning (CCEL)
CCEL is a campus-wide resource that connects CWRU students to meaningful community service and learning in Cleveland and beyond, partnering with more than 75 organizations and serving approximately 17,000 hours last year alone. Through Alternative Breaks, a CCEL program that allows students to dedicate their school breaks to community service, CWRU students have traveled to Nicaragua and New Orleans and participated in projects ranging from youth development to post-hurricane home restoration. Your gift will help CCEL expand Alternative Break opportunities and make them affordable for students of all income levels.
Laura Chisholm Social Justice Fellowship
Each summer, a number of CWRU School of Law students take unpaid internships within the public sector. This new fellowship would allow all qualified students to obtain some financial support while they pursue their goals of working in the public interest, as opposed to being forced to find other paid summer positions outside of the legal field. Your support will help establish an endowed fellowship in the name and memory of Laura Chisholm, a respected colleague and friend.
Student Sustainability Council
A student-led organization that is dedicated to the education and promotion of economic, social and environmental sustainability and equity to allow for a greater understanding of and respect for the environment. Your gift will allow the SSC build a rain garden in the North Residential Village. This garden will help create a more beautiful and sustainable campus by providing engineered landscaping that reduces the amount of rainfall runoff that we send to the sewers and Lake Erie and that floods campus walkways.
BSN Capstone Program
As part of the degree requirements for the BSN program, students spend 10 weeks during their senior year working in an intensive experience in community-based health care with vulnerable populations such as Native Americans, migrant workers, the Australian aborignal community, and the urban poor. This experience provides senior BSN students with the opportunity to analyze and apply concepts in health and health care, health policy and finance, culture, epidemiology, interventions, ethics, and more. Your gift will help to defray costs associated with the program.
CWRU Habitat for Humanity
CWRU students volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, a service organization dedicated to creating awareness of the problems of sub-standard housing and participating in the contruction of quality, affordable housing, both in the Cleveland area and throughout the country. Students dedicate a few Saturdays a month to assist at local build sites and the Cleveland ReStore, as well as spring and winter break trips to assist other Habitat affiliates with construction. Your support will enable our students to help provide housing to those that need it most through CWRU Habitat for Humanity's winter break trip.
The LGBT Center serves as a resource for students, faculty, staff and alumni. The center helps individuals and groups develop programming ideas for our campus and helps to bring LGBT community programs and events to CWRU. Your gift will support the expansion of the Safe Zone program, a network of volunteers committed to creating a community of respect and dignity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning students, staff and faculty.
School of Medicine Alzheimer's Research
Promising discoveries in the area of Alzheimer's Disease have been made at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. A drug used to treat cancer may be able to reverse the effects of Alzheimer's Disease. Research continues on how best to administer this drug. Your gift will enable researchers to continue to explore the possibilities of this exciting development.
The Flora Stone Mather Center for Women at CWRU
The Flora Stone Mather Center for Women advances gender equity throughout the CWRU community and supports and empowers women through education, advocacy, and professional development. Your support will allow us to provide research fellowships and internship scholarships for CWRU students who aim to advance gender equity and/or improve the lives of women through their work.
Healthy Smiles Sealant Program
Serving Cleveland Metropolitan School District children in grades 2, 3 and 6, pre-doctoral students perform dental examinations and apply protective sealant to cavity-free teeth, as well as educate children on general health care, oral care and nutritional health. In 2010-11, the program visited all 76 CMSD schools and treated more than 5,300 students. Your gift will go towards supporting the general operating budget for the program, including supplies and after-treatment take-home packages (toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss) for children.
Student-Run Free Clinic
Providing care to underserved populations within the Cleveland community, the Student-Run Free Clinic serves more than 400 patients per year in the clinic and many more in outreach programs, which include blood pressure screenings, feet washing at a homeless shelter and various health education programs throughout the community. Your gift will help expand the clinic's hours to include evening service as well as the purchase of medical supplies for patients.
Personal Finance in Developing Countries Research
Silvia Prina, PhD, assistant professor of economics at the Weatherhead School of Management, conducted a research project to determine whether a simple savings account would benefit a poor village in Nepal. By analyzing the villager’s responses to survey questions, Dr. Prina realized levels of literacy and financial literacy were very low. Additionally, incomes in the area are low and unstable. However, even the ultra-poor expressed a desire for a saving mechanism in order to meet their everyday needs, cope with emergencies, and, ultimately, acquire assets and develop businesses. The solution was a simple village bank that provided a safe and convenient place to store funds while they accumulated. Your gift will help continue this research and expand the areas that benefit from the village bank.