Use Your Degree to Give Back to DePaul

17 Jul

No, no, no. We didn’t say give your degree back to DePaul. That’s crazy talk! However, if you are in a charitable mood but are strapped for cash, like many others in this economy, then we may have an opportunity for you.

The Steans Center, DePaul’s community service learning facility, is unveiling an alumni outreach program and we’re asking you to be a part of it. According to Howard Rosing, Director of the Steans Center. The program is building a communty of alumni who are willing to lend their services or expertise to some of its community partners via its LinkedIn social networking page.

“Ideally we would know who they are and what they do for a living and we could tap them,” said Rosing. “For example, if we have a partner that has accounting issues and we know of an alum on our LinkedIn page who works at an accounting firm, would that person be willing to take two hours out of their time, pro bono, to have that conversation with our partner? These are the kinds of relationships we’re looking to build.”

Rosing and the Steans Center are looking closely at their long-term goals and are hoping for alumni to be a part of them. They are also encouraging students in their course initiative program to stay in touch after graduation and continue their relationship with the facility.

“We want to keep you engaged, not because you’re feeling bad, but because you are [genuinely] interested in the issues … ” said Rosing. “It’s also a great way to stay in touch with the DePaul world and what’s happening in it.”

If you would like to get involved with the Steans Center in other ways, contact Howard Rosing for details at hrosing@depaul.edu.

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