College of Charleston studentAt the College of Charleston, the Center for Civic Engagement organizes Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.

This past year, the priority for their Awareness Week was to provide students with opportunities to take action through a series of service events at the local farmers market, the campus dining halls, and the regional food bank. Students also organized a campus-wide clothing drive to benefit a local homeless shelter.

In order to educate students about the issues, they also held a series of documentary movie screenings on campus. After each screening, students hosted a discussion to encourage critical reflection about the film. In addition, the Center for Civic Engagement partnered with the college’s Office of Sustainability to host a Social Justice Coffee Hour revolving around hunger and homelessness.

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