Emory Cares International Service Day is about living our institution’s mission of serving humanity. Every year, the Emory community—students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff and friends—celebrates this mission by participating in service projects both locally and internationally. Emory Cares is the first step towards a better University, a stronger community, and a more prosperous world. Established in 2003, through the work of Renelda Mack 83C, then-president of the Emory Alumni Board (EAB) (known at the time as the Board of Governors), this collaboration between the Emory Alumni Association and Volunteer Emory has quickly become one of Emory’s favorite traditions and flagship programs. Emory Cares was recognized for its valuable contribution in Emory’s receipt of the 2008 Presidential Award for General Community Service—the highest award of its kind a university can receive.
While uniting diverse members of the community through common service goals, Emory Cares simultaneously builds strong service values within its many volunteers and bolsters the home communities in which projects are held. More than 10 years after its creation, this partnership between Emory, the Greater Atlanta Community, and many international communities has become so cherished that Emory Cares is one of the first traditions incoming freshmen learn about and nonprofit agencies expect these Emory Cares projects annually. Through Emory Cares International Service Day, we nourish our relationships within the Emory Community, increase Emory’s visibility across the nation and around the world, strengthen our partnerships with community and governmental organizations, and improve our many and diverse home communities worldwide.
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