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Global Days of Service
Walden’s annual Global Days of Service is an opportunity for the Walden community to make an impact in neighborhoods around the world and advance the university’s mission of positive social change.
Members of the Walden community generously donate their time and expertise to serve their neighbors in need, as they experience firsthand the impact they can make in the lives of others. Students, alumni, faculty, and staff contribute to community projects serving schools, food banks, community centers, and much more.
Global Days of Service is an opportunity for our Walden community to honor and celebrate our commitment to our university’s mission of positive social change through service. This year we are expanding the way we commit to our changemaking by also adding in learning opportunities to build our knowledge and skills.
In the spirit of our social change mission, the Center for Social Change celebrates Global Days of Service all year round. Below are just a couple of recent examples of how we are giving back to our communities:
In November 2022, Walden’s Alumni Association and Center for Social Change collaborated with the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs to clean up the Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery for the cemetery’s Veterans Day Ceremony, which commemorates service members and their valued contributions.
More than 30 volunteers, including alumni and colleagues, painted benches and signs, trimmed, raked and added fresh mulch to flower beds, and replaced the flags on the property.
In October 2022, more than 50 Walden volunteers along with community organizations distributed approximately two thousand cases of water to Jackson, Miss. residents who have been impacted by the on-going water crisis in the area.