North Central College - Naperville, IL

Weeklong events celebrate the legacy of Dr. King

Dr. Cornel West, MLK Week keynote speaker
North Central College celebrates the life and legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a full week of special events, Jan. 17-24.

North Central College celebrates the life and legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a full week of special events, Jan. 17-24, that honor and remember one of the most important figures of the 20th century. King spoke in North Central College’s Pfeiffer Hall in 1960.

Events include a keynote address by Dr. Cornel West, service project, prayer breakfast, films, gospel music concert, and community forum featuring panelists from the campus and local communities. This year’s theme for MLK Week is “A Journey Defined.”

Professional mentor and alumna will keynote MLK Prayer Breakfast

Shawndra Brown ’06 Lucas
North Central College welcomes professional mentor, alumna Shawndra Brown ’06 Lucas as guest speaker for annual MLK Prayer Breakfast Jan. 19.

North Central College welcomes alumna Shawndra Brown ’06 Lucas as guest speaker for its annual Prayer Breakfast on Jan. 19, kicking off a weeklong celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Free and hosted by the Office of Ministry and Service, the Prayer Breakfast will take place from 7 to 8 a.m. Monday, Jan. 19, in the Harold and Eva White Activities Center. Reservations are required; contact Chelsea Armstrong at 630-637-5151 or cmarmstrong@noctrl.edu.

Join others for North Central’s Intersection Day of service May 3

The campus and local community members join forces to serve others Saturday May 3; choose from 18 different projects and area towns.

The students, faculty and staff of North Central College invite community members to join in for the eighth annual day of service, Intersection, on Saturday, May 3.

The event begins at 7:45 a.m. Volunteers can choose one of two locations to gather and register: in Naperville in the lobby at Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., and in Plainfield at Grace Pointe Church, 14210 South U.S. 30.

Students travel during spring break to serve, build, perform, compete

North Central College students use their spring break to travel nationwide to serve others, build homes, help communities, sing and train for spring sports.

While some students may relax on a sunny beach during North Central College’s spring break, many will embark on service trips across the nation. Nearly 60 students will build homes, serve food at a homeless shelter and serve communities in Detroit, New York City, West Virginia and other locations. Some 48 Concert Choir members will perform in venues in Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois. Six athletic teams also head to warmer climates for competition.

Volunteers meet community needs at Intersection day of service April 20

Volunteers prepare used household items for needy families
North Central College hosts Intersection, an annual day of service in the community. Volunteers can choose among 22 different service projects.

Intersection, an annual day of service in the community, is one of many reasons North Central College earned a spot on the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

Students get involved in the community through DuPage United

North Central College students expand their civic engagement by participating with local residents and nonprofit DuPage United.

North Central College students expanded their civic engagement by participating with local residents in DuPage United, a local nonprofit organization that promotes democratic action.

Students, alumni and staff involved in seventh service trip to Kenya

North Central College students, new graduates and staff members return from three-week nontraditional service trip to the Republic of Kenya in East Africa.

North Central College students, new graduates and staff members recently returned from a three-week-long nontraditional service trip to the Republic of Kenya in East Africa. It was the seventh trip to Kenya organized by the College’s Office of Ministry and Service.  

North Central hosts annual day of community service

Student volunteers during previous Intersection Day
Volunteers from North Central College and local community join forces to help 12 service agencies during annual Intersection Day of service on May 5.

For the sixth year, North Central College students, faculty and staff will join members of the community in a day of service for different community organizations and nonprofits. Volunteers joining the Intersection day of service on Saturday, May 5, will build, clean, host events, work and play to help others and make a difference in local communities.

Students travel nationwide to serve, build, sing

2011 football team serving with Habitat in S.C.
During North Central College’s spring break, more than 100 students will travel across the country on service trips, choir tour organized by the College.

During North Central College’s spring break, March 14-25, students will travel across the country through trips organized by the College. Some 65 students will participate in a variety of service trips and another 50 will be on tour with the Concert Choir.

Students serve, teach at daycare in Mexico

Chris Lamarca ’14 serving at Casa de los Angeles
Students and faculty travel to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, during July to serve single moms and care for their children at Casa de los Angeles daycare.

The service trip to Mexico is becoming an annual tradition. For six years, North Central students and staff have traveled to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, to serve at a daycare at Casa de los Angeles (home of the angels). For seven students and Professor of Computer Science Stephen Renk, the experience was hard but rewarding work.  

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