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  • The Thinker (statue) created out of canned and boxed foods

    UnCANny Creations Contest

    This fun challenge elevates food collection to the next level. On November 11, three teams will build food sculptures from collected canned and dry goods cross Kennesaw Campus. Teams will have the entire school day to build their creations with approved materials. At the end of the competition, Dr.  Kaukinen, dean of RCHSS, will judge creations and award prizes.

    RCHSS will donate all items used to the Care Services food pantry.

    Congratulations to our winners!

    • Students sitting on the main KS logo on the Kennesaw Campus

      Student Speaker Panel

      Students who experience housing insecurity or have been unhoused are the most qualified to offer insights and  highlight practical challenges to learning. We will examine specific needs to address to better support uninterrupted education. The students’ perspectives offer guidance and direction to those who are committed to developing ways to meet their needs.

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        Tabling Event(s) Featuring Community Partners

        At least once during the year, the 365 Days of Learning & Service initiative will conduct tabling events to connect students with community partners who offer essential services and can address students’ needs. In addition, community partners offer students engagement opportunities through volunteering both on and off campus.

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          Authors Speaker Panel

          Authors who have studied and written about homelessness will discuss their work and engage in conversation about their perspectives around  policies that affect housing issues, and strategies for making positive change.

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            Film Festival

            RCHSS will host a film festival featuring movies that have placed homelessness as a central theme, with post-viewing facilitated discussion on the representations and impacts film can have on educating communities on issues of housing insecurity, stereotypes, and solutions.

            • White hygiene products (deodorant, razor, various soaps) on a light blue background

              Hygiene Kit Drive

              Personal hygiene and feminine products are a constant need for people who are unhoused. This drive will collect these personal products for distribution to community partners that are committed to fulfilling this need. The drive raises awareness of the most basic needs and challenges of being unhoused.

              • Two people editing a video of a student in Adobe Priemere Pro at the KSU Adobe Jam 2022

                Adobe Creative Jam

                365 Days of Learning & Service will partner with the annual Adobe Creative Jam where participants will reflect on a key aspect of housing insecurity while gaining hands-on video production software training. With this focus, participants will have immersive exposure to the subject and will raise awareness about the issue through the final presentation screening of video production to a larger audience.  

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                  KSU Day of Service

                  Faculty, staff, and students will be invited to participate in a range of volunteer opportunities on a single day to engage with the community, discover ways to be of service around this topic, and develop leadership skills in the process.