Historically, many social movements began on college campuses. United Way is channeling that energy and passion of students to advance the common good in communities across the country.
This powerful movement, called Student United Way, is a campus-based, student-led organization that works in partnership with local United Ways to address issues hindering residents in local communities from thriving. These groups provide young people with a way to improve community conditions in the area of education, income, and health by giving, advocating and volunteering.
Currently, Student United Ways exist on more than 60 campuses across the United States including: technical & trade schools, junior and community colleges, colleges and universities, as well as several high schools. The Student United Way at Rutgers University is among these.
Join the Student United Way at Rutgers!
For many students, packed class schedules and part-time jobs can make finding extra time to volunteer almost impossible. But for others, giving back to the community is top priority. All it takes is a small group of students with the passion to make a difference through the Student United Way.
Here are a few easy ways to learn more about the Rutgers Student United Way:
- Check out the national Student United Way conversation on Facebook to get connected
- Go to the Rutgers Student United Way Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rutgrsSUW
- Join United Way of Central Jersey Reading Mentors Program and pledge to become a volunteer reader, tutor or mentor
- Rally some fellow students to represent your college as part of our annual volunteer program called Alternative Spring Break
For More Information
To learn how you can get involved with Student United Way, please email Charmaine Rodriguez or call 732 247 3727 ext. 216.