Announcements — December 2008 Archives

December 15, 2008

FOR AFRICA effort selected as VCU Currents of Change winner

Congratulations to Randi Buerlein and everyone else associated with the FOR AFRICA (http://www.40th.vcu.edu/caring/forafrica.html) effort for being selected by the University as its “Currents of Change” winner at the 40th Anniversary event held on October 24.

The event featured the awarding of what will become the annual “Currents of Change” to FOR AFRICA, a benefit that raised nearly $50,000 for a school library and child development center in Ghana. The benefit was a collaborative effort of the VCU School of Social Work, VCU School of the Arts, Peacework, Inc. and artists in the Richmond area. FOR AFRICA also was among VCU’s “40 Acts of Caring,” which include volunteer and community-service projects, community-based research, and service-learning projects and that represent 22 units on the Monroe Park and MCV campuses. It was from the “40 Acts of Caring” that a Currents of Change award winner was selected.

For more about this event and the award visit:

http://www.vcu.edu/insidevcu/0810forafrica/index.html

http://www.40th.vcu.edu/caring/index.html

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