Graduate School Outreach Services
Graduate School Outreach Services (GSOS) is a new program developed by the Graduate School Office of Lake Shore Campus that was designed to foster and promote community outreach and engagement opportunities for graduate faculty, staff, students and alumni. The goals of GSOS are:
- To foster a culture of service, volunteerism, and civic engagement among graduate faculty, staff, students, and alumni
- To develop partnerships between the Graduate School and area charities and service organizations in meeting the needs of our community
- To provide leadership in supporting intellectual activity that simultaneously meets the mission and strategic goals of the university as well as the needs of our communities and society
To begin serving these communities, donations will be collected through several locations throughout the Lakeshore and Water Tower campuses and given to local social service organizations in Rogers Park, Edgewater, and beyond.
We are currently collecting donations for The Howard Area Community Center. This center assists low-income individuals and families in and near Rogers Park to stabilize their lives and develop the skills necessary to become productive community members by providing free dental services, employment services, interview attire, alternative high school, day care, early childhood education, a food pantry, health care service programs, and HIV prevention services.
Please consider donating the following items: non-perishable food, business clothing, all other clothing sizes infant to adult, and personal care products such as toothbrushes, floss, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, feminine hygiene products, shaving products, etc.
Below is a list of departments that are currently participating in the GSOS where you can find collection boxes:
- Biology (Life Science Building Rm 317- Audrey Berry)
- Campus Life (Baumhart Hall (WTC) 2nd floor - Dana Bozeman)
- Chemistry (Flanner Hall Rm 125 - Denise Hall)
- Classical Studies (Crown Center 4th floor - Abigail Schmidt)
- History (Crown Center 4th floor - Lillian Hardison)
- Lewis Library (25 E. Pearson (WTC) information desk - Terry Cornelius)
- Provost Office (Lewis Towers (WTC) 5th floor - Kathy Bell)
- Psychology (Coffey Hall 2nd floor - Christine Kreutz or Jacquie Hamilton)
- School of Communication (WTC) (2nd floor - Doretha Tyler-Gant)
- Social Work (Lewis Towers (WTC) Rm 222 - Doris Allen)
- Sociology (Coffey Hall 4th floor - Christine Wolff or Patty Robertson)
- Welcome Center (Parking Structure - Carroll Lindsay)
If you would like to place a collection box in your department/office to support GSOS or for more information about program activities, please contact the GSOS Program Coordinator, Sylvia Brown-Hood (email@example.com).
GSOS Upcoming Events
Graduate School Outreach Services presents:
Bridging the Gap Celebrating all Nations
Featuring: Loyola Gospel Choir, ShoutFest Inc. Artist The Lowe Family and More...
Friday, February 22, 2013 at 6:30pm in the Edward Crown Center Auditorium
Free Admission with non-perishable food items (all collected items will be donated to the St. Ignatius food pantry)
Fine Arts Fair Fundraiser
This will be a two day event:
- March 15, 2013 from 12-4 pm in Bremner Lounge
- March 16, 2013 from 12-4 pm in Regis Hall's Multipurpose Room
The purpose of this fundraiser is to promote and bring awareness to the Howard Area Community Center's Adult Education & Employment Resource Program. We are hoping to assist them by providing CTA bus cards for those individuals that have completed the program and are newly employed.
Current Service Opportunities
It's that time of the year again and GSOS is on the move!!! There are several opportunities existing for students, staff and faculty to help with our current service project. Starting March 1, 2013 through June 3, 2013, we are collecting men and women's clothing items and hygiene products for Cornerstone Community Outreach, a Chicago Shelter dedicated to helping the homeless. This shelter works to break the cycle of homelessness for men, women and their children in Chicago.
Donation boxes are located in various locations on both Lakeshore and Water Tower campuses. Items needed include:
- Men and women's clothing
- CTA transit cards
- Personal hygiene products and first aid kits
- Kitchen items including small appliances
- Laundry detergent and cleaning supplies
Items will be delivered to Cornerstone Community Outreach on June 21, 2013.
If you would like to help sort, package, and/or deliver donated items, or would like to volunteer and designate your office as a drop off location, please contact:
Sylvia Brown-Hood, M.Ed.
Graduate School Outreach Services
Program Coordinator, Granada Suite 400