October 19, 2016

JA in a Day – NSO Volunteers Needed!

Friday, December 16, 2016 
8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Local elementary school
Transportation and lunch provided
Training provided by Junior Achievement
24 spots available
Contact Jeanne Blanchette 401-598-4902 or jblanchette@jwu.edu for more info

Pay It Forward Friday

Friday, Oct. 21, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Join NSO’s Community Action Association as we help the Southside Community Land Trust get their garden ready for winter. The Trust provides access to land, education and other resources so people in Greater Providence can grow food in environmentally sustainable ways and create community food systems where locally produced, affordable, and healthy food is available to all. Lunch will be provided.

Space is limited! Learn more and reserve your spot by registering here.

Join us if you dare!

October 18, 2016

Registration is now open for the SkillsUSA’s Fall Leadership Conference

Friday, Oct. 28, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Radisson Hotel, Warwick

Registration: $10 (includes a RI SkillsUSA item, lunch, and a copy of the Four Pillars book); deadline is Oct. 24; register at jwunsoafford.com

This year’s conference theme centers on SkillsUSA's Four Pillars. The Four Pillars: Your Personal Leadership Journey is an engaging book designed for students who are ready for a more in-depth approach to learning leadership. It demonstrates that leadership isn't just an influential word that looks good on a resume; it is a life changer. Students will discover their best selves in all facets of their personal and professional lives. Got Questions? Contact Josie Wolfe, JWU student & RI SkillsUSA board member. 

October 07, 2016

The Happiest 5K Color Run in the World

By Katherine Zecena-Costanza and Samantha Riley

Spreading happiness through a myriad of colors is what The Color Run does best. They pride themselves on being the happiest 5K Color Run in the world, and fully embrace being so. On Sunday, September 25th, Johnson & Wales University's National Student Organizations and the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality teamed up to help set-up, breakdown and keep literally spreading the joyousness of the colorful paint around. 

The Color Run has four main objectives: Healthiness, Happiness, Individuality and Giving Back. Despite being a for-profit, over four million dollars have been allocated to local charities in communities throughout the country. This Color Run’s volunteers were fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to assist this wonderful organization and its chosen philanthropy, the Partnership for 
Providence Parks.

Uno's also partnered with The Color Run and generously gave 20% off to anyone who ate at their establishment in Providence on the day of the race. The second shift group decided to enjoy a nice lunch there after volunteering, in order to further support the cause. 

Overall, the 5K Color Run is truly a selfless organization whose main goal is to ensure they play a significant role in helping make others happy and healthy. Thank you to everyone who volunteered for making a difference!

For more information about Partnership for Providence Parks, please visit http://providenceparks.org/

October 05, 2016

The Community Action Association is looking for volunteers for Waterfire Providence's Truck Together Tuesday this coming Tuesday, October 11 from 5-8 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help get the U-Haul trucks ready for the next lighting. Students can meet event organizer Samantha Riley at the JWU seal in front of Gaebe Commons at 4:20p.m. From there you'll take a JWU bus to Renaissance. The volunteer event will take place at the WaterFire Providence Production Workshop, 5 Hemlock Street, a 10-minute walk from Renaissance. Students interested should contact the NSO office at nso@jwu.edu or call 401-598-2345 to sign up.