Today, more than 300 Northwest Christian University (NCU) students, faculty and staff will serve the community through various local service projects during the annual Embrace the Community (ETC) Day.
“This is one of our favorite days of the academic year because it gives our students the opportunity to interact with and give back to the community. We want the people of Eugene and Springfield to know that NCU’s investment in the community extends beyond our campus,” said NCU president Dr. Joseph Womack.
ETC Day takes place annually in the Fall semester and consists of the entire NCU campus teaming up to serve local non-profit organizations. Afternoon classes are canceled to allow everyone the freedom to participate, and the event is capped off by a debrief discussion. For this year’s ETC Day, which goes from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., NCU has partnered with 18 organizations, including Eugene Mission, Hannah’s House, Catholic Community Services, Womenspace Inc., Bags of Love, and others.
“Service is an important aspect of the NCU experience, and we encourage our students to engage in regular volunteering with local organizations,” said Jennifer Little, Resident Director and Coordinator for Campus Ministry.