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Spring Break, anyone?!

Hello Lakers! We all love learning, leading and being active in our communities - AND -sometimes it's important just to take a break - and take care of ourselves! As you gear up for your spring break, consider some of the opportunities below to stay engaged, have fun and do something meaningful during your break! 
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The CSLC is Hiring!! 

Do you want to make a difference? Do you care about community engagement? Do you want to elevate student voices? Are you interested in a meaningful, challenging, fun and fast-paced work environment?
If you have answered "yes" to these questions, join our team! 
The CSLC is HIRING (3) Civic Engagement Associates for 2020-21. For more information and to apply, see Handshake.
You are also welcome to email us for additional information:

Applications are NOW OPEN and will close on March 13th. APPLY NOW!

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Democracy 101:

Open Mic Night 

What Does the American Dream Mean to You?!

This intimate open-mic session invites students across GV to unplug think about the American Dream through spoken word, song, dance, etc. Co-sponsored by Recreation and Wellness and The Sociology Club.
When? February 26th! 6-8 pm!
Where? Kirkhof Center - Area 51!
Haven't had a chance to attend the recent DEM 101 sessions?! Not a problem. You can watch previous sessions on GVTV, here

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"Be the Change": A student-led podcast

In part 3 of a 4 part series leading up to the Michigan presidential primary, Jane sits down with a senior member of GVSU’s College Republicans chapter Dorian Thompson. They chat about how he’s formed his identity with the Republican Party, why it’s important for Republicans to vote in a primary in which Democrats are dominating the news, and how he finds common ground with people he doesn’t agree with.
Listen to Episode 4
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Check out some great ways to give back over spring break, below!

Kids' Food Basket Drive

GVSU's chapter of Circle K International is collecting food items for Kids' Food Basket!
This drive will take place from February 10th - March 16th!
Donate, donate, donate!
Drop off location: Community Service Learning Center (Kirkhof room 1108)
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Children's Advocacy Center Drive

All children should have access to basic necessities. This month the CSLC is proud to support the GVSU Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority who are collaborating with the Children's Advocacy Center to provide supplies to children in need.
Drop off locations: OMA (Kirk 1240) + CSLC (Kirk 1108). February 13th - March 5th! 
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Treetops Collective Volunteer Opportunity

Treetops Collective connects New Americans - teen girls and women - to people and opportunities in the West MI aread, so our new neighbors can put down roots in our community and flourish for generations to come.
Will you consider walking alongside a New American woman or teen as a friend and advocate throughout the 2020 Sister Circles cohort? Just one hour a week can make a huge difference and result in life-long friendships and community building!
Learn how to apply!
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Voter Registration Drives

Need to register to vote?
Need to apply for an absentee ballot?
Interested in hosting a voter registration drive? Sign up through Laker Link!
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Census 2020: You Count!

Colleges and universities have a special responsibility to the communities in which we are situated to ensure a complete count in the 2020 Census because it will directly impact political representation for the next decade and impact funding and other decisions guided by census data.
Census 2020!
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