CVN has received a small grant to help us explore the creation of a new membership tier for campus leaders invested in faith-based service. We will be inviting 10 campus leaders to take part in a pilot project – a year-long conversation – to assess how this model could better connect campuses, college students, and CVN programs.
CVN membership for colleges and universities could help campus leaders: educate about service; support student discernment; coordinate recruitment strategies with CVN members; and access peer support, resourcing, and opportunities to shape the future of faith-based service. Greater partnership would enhance efforts to make faith-based service a recognized commitment that students plan for throughout the college experience.
Campus partner membership would help foster the “pipeline” from university student to year-long volunteer. Intentional cultivation would help students learn about service opportunities during the early years of university life. They would understand that there is a track that helps them choose service as a milestone moment in professional, spiritual, and humanitarian development.
Because CVN seeks to diversify service, we want schools that are not as prominent within our network to shape new ideas and efforts. In addition to representatives from Catholic colleges, we will recruit leaders from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs).
WHAT CAMPUS LEADERS AND/OR SCHOOLS DO YOU THINK SHOULD BE PART OF THIS PILOT? YOU can help us by nominating a school/leader HERE.
IF YOU ARE REPRESENTING A COLLEGE CAMPUS AND WOULD LIKE TO BE CONSIDERED, please go HERE.