CCE Opportunities

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CCE Mission Statement

The Center for Community Engagement & Leadership Development seeks to support the mission of West Virginia Wesleyan College by providing opportunities for transformative learning and community engagement with the intent to promote positive social change.

NATIONAL HUNGER & HOMELESSNESS AWARENESS WEEK, NOV. 17-21ST

Appalachian Experience Team Meeting

Monday, November 17th at 7 pm in the CCE

Join the Appalachian Experience team for a meeting focused on how hunger and homelessness disproportionately affects people living in Appalachia.


Poverty Simulation

Tuesday, November 18th at 6 pm in the Social Hall

Participants will be put into "families" and will have to survive for four weeks during the simulation. In order to make it, participants will have to get food, find employment, get health services, pay bills, and more while dealing with long lines, public transportation, and law enforcement. This is an eye-opening experience about the tough realities for families living in poverty with a facilitated discussion afterwards by Idress Gooden, community member and expert on facilitation of the framework of poverty. Participants should plan to stay until 8 pm. To learn more, e-mail Kortney Frame at frame_kb@wvwc.edu.


Fed Up Documentary

Wednesday, November 19th @ 6:30 pm in Hyma Auditorium

Fed Up is a 2014 American documentary film directed, written and produced by Stephanie Soechtig.The film focuses on the causes of obesity in the US, presenting evidence showing that the large quantities of sugar in processed foods are an overlooked root of the problem, and points to the monied lobbying power of "Big Sugar" in blocking attempts to enact effective policies to address the issue. To learn more, contact Jess Walter at walter_jk@wvwc.edu.


Animal Welfare Adoption Event

Wednesday, November 19th from 5-7 pm in the Social Hall

Join the Animal Welfare team and employees from the Upshur-Lewis Animal Control facility for an animal adoption event on campus! There will be dogs and cats who are ready to be adopted. If you live on campus, you can adopt an animal and take it home with you for Thanksgiving..."Surprise, Mom and Dad! Meet our new puppy!" Even if you can't adopt, come learn about shelter animals and how easy it is to adopt in the future, no matter where you live. Please note that animals cannot be kept in residence halls. Any adopted animal can be picked up at the shelter before leaving for Thanksgiving break. Contact Casey Gilbert at gilbert_cc@wvwc.edu to learn more.

UPCOMING EVENTS & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Equal Exchange Fair Trade Campus Sale

Tuesday, Dec. 2nd, 11am to Friday, Dec. 5th, 6:30pm

59 College Ave

Buckhannon, WV

Fair trade coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and chocolate bars will be sold at the switchboard for very reasonable prices. Several varieties of each. By buying fair trade, you are supporting a system in which producers were fairly compensated for their work, no child labor was used, the products were grown sustainably, and the money stays within local communities to be invested and used for economic development. To learn more, contact Jess Walter at walter_jk@wvwc.edu.
What Wesleyan Thinks.. Modern Day Slavery

The Justice Experience

Thursday, Dec. 4th, 4:30pm to Friday, Dec. 5th, 6:30pm

59 College Ave

Buckhannon, WV

Learn about the 27 million people estimated to be living in slavery around the world as you walk through a simulated brothel. Then learn what you can do to take a stand and join the modern abolitionist movement! The Justice Experience will be held in the side dining room of Aladdin during dinner time on Dec. 4-5. To learn more, contact Sarah Campbell (campbell_sk@wvwc.edu) or Camie Fenz (fenz_cl@wvwc.edu).

Chapel Hill UMC Wednesday Night Dinners

Wednesday, Nov. 19th, 3-5pm

88 S Kanawha St, Buckhannon, WV 26201

Volunteers are needed every Wednesday evening for Chapel Hill United Methodist Church's community dinners. Volunteers are needed around 3 pm. Food delivery begins at 5 pm and food service begins at 6 pm with cleanup immediately afterwards. Chapel Hill UMC is across the street from Alpha Sigma Phi and Theta Xi fraternity houses on Kanawha Ave. If you go to McDonald's from College Ave. and turn right at the light, you won't miss it. It's within walking distance from WVWC.

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