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ASC About Us: Academic Skills & Social Change

Introduction

Faculty and staff in the Academic Skills Center support Walden University’s mission of social change. In Nigeria, Puerto Rico, Qatar, and throughout the United States, our center’s 71 tutors, mentors, instructional specialists, faculty, and staff work to make a difference in our local communities. 

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ASC & Walden’s Global Days of Service

Walden’s Global Days of Service events took place from October 9-14, 2017. Here are some ways the Academic Skills Center’s faculty and staff participated:

ASC Volunteers All Year

Our staff and faculty support organizations and causes important to our communities year-round. Our social change areas of interest include social justice, community engagement, and human & civil rights; mental health & mental illness advocacy and equity in public health & health care; support for victims of domestic abuse, soldiers’ families, indigenous rights, & refugee resettlement; and ecological, environmental, and educational issues. Here are some ways the ASC’s faculty and staff support Walden’s mission of social change year-round:
Staff in the greater Twin Cities area volunteer as a team throughout the year as well:
  • November 2017: We learned some challenges Hennepin County’s youth & families face in experiencing homelessness. In support of the Greater Twin Cities United Way, Avivo, and the Link, we assembled welcome kits with basic household supplies to help 60 families as transition out of homelessness and set up their home.