I attended my first meeting as a member of the steering committee of Waves of Service yesterday. Part of our meeting involved going around the table to describe the service activities going on in our respective areas. I represented the law school, and as I began to jot down a few notes about the service activities here, I was blown away by the amount of activities that immediately sprang to mind!
The following are just a few of the service opportunities:
Within our official institutes…
* Nootbaar Institute — our Global Justice Program sends students to serve around the world.
* Palmer Center — our Micro-Enterprise Program matches students with underprivileged friends from the community.
Within our curriculum…
Within our student organizations…
* Christian Legal Society — among other opportunities, the chance to work with Christian Legal Aid of Los Angeles.
* Advocates for Public Interest Law — working with local public interest agencies.
* Simply Service — a catch-all for service activities, including blood drives, sack lunches for day laborers, babysitting, food banks, and hygiene kits for the homeless.
Again, this is just a short list! Students at the School of Law are without a doubt being trained for lives of “purpose, service, and leadership.”
Below are a few pictures of some of our folks working with Tree People during our recent participation in Step Forward Day: