News Archive : community service

February 27, 2017 - 1:52pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (CBS 2, Fox28) — Mount Mercy's Enactus student group started a project last fall to help clean up the community and provide assistance to an organization affected by flooding in Cedar Rapids. [Keep reading at CBS2Iowa.com…] or [Learn more at mtmercy.edu…]
February 24, 2017 - 4:49pm
Mount Mercy University’s Enactus team proudly presented a check today for over $11,000 to African Women Empowered, a local group that took part in the student group’s popular #Sandbags2Handbags initiative.
January 23, 2017 - 8:36am
Mount Mercy University senior and Enactus student leader Miranda Hammes is one of 20 college students from Iowa and California selected for the first class of the new Principal Community Scholars Program. This new program from Principal Financial Group of Des Moines, Iowa is designed to encourage student leadership to meet community needs and comes with a $1,000 scholarship after completion. 
Photo: African refugees work in Cedar Rapids to make handbags from used and cleaned sandbags after they helped keep the city dry during the 2016 floods.
October 26, 2016 - 6:30am
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (CBS2/FOX28) — Thousands of people have come from all over the world in the last ten years to resettle in Iowa. After the 2016 flood waters receded, there’s one special group of women helping the community move on, each one with a stich and a story. Inside a small storefront on Cedar Rapids’ Northwest side, skilled fingers toil away while conversations in foreign [Keep reading at CBS2Iowa.com…]
October 12, 2016 - 11:02am
CEDAR RAPIDS — As piles of discarded sandbags grow taller throughout Cedar Rapids, one group is refashioning the trash into reusable shopping bags. Mount Mercy University’s Enactus leadership-development club, which includes about 50 students, is teaming with local partners (Keep reading at TheGazette.com…)
October 6, 2016 - 3:57pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- The flood waters are gone. The sandbags are still here, thousands of them.A group of Mount Mercy University students has decided to turn some of those bags into reusable handbags. (Watch the video at KCRG.com…)
September 19, 2016 - 8:48am
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) - Students from Coe College and Mount Mercy University got out their walking shoes to help pick up trash in the Mound View Neighborhood. (Watch the video at KCRG.com…)
January 21, 2013 - 8:34am
Mount Mercy University, Coe College and United Way of East Central Iowa are partnering with the Hawkeye Area Community Action Program (HACAP) and Kids Against Hunger to help feed the hungry for this year's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.
January 4, 2013 - 4:31pm
Mount Mercy welcomed 20 freshmen into the STEPS (Striving Towards Engaged and Purposeful Servant-Leadership) program during a special induction ceremony on Thursday, January 3, in Mount Mercy’s Stello Performance Hall.
January 2, 2013 - 9:58am
Mount Mercy University, Coe College and United Way of East Central Iowa are partnering with Hawkeye Area Community Action Program (HACAP) and Kids Against Hunger to help feed the hungry for this year's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on January 21.
March 16, 2012 - 10:47am
Mount Mercy University students in the Emerging Leaders Program are coordinating a community-wide fundraiser to benefit local non-profit organizations. Dubbed “Hunger Night,” Mount Mercy has partnered with local restaurants to donate a percentage of revenue earned on Thursday, April 12, to area non-profits.

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