First Inaugural Day of Service
On November 4, 2017, the School of Education (SOE) held its first ever Day of Service. Over 30 SOE students, staff, faculty and alumni gathered on a chilly Saturday morning at Shaw Middle School. There, they joined forces with teachers and students from Shaw to complete several community services projects. Volunteers walked across the street to Northeast Community Center (NECC), where together they painted an underutilized wall and transformed it into a massive chalkboard.
The group toured NECC and learned about its vast range of community resources and current initiatives. After the chalkboard painting project was completed, Day of Service participants returned to Shaw’s campus. They created school spirit signage to liven up the school’s gymnasium, and collaborated to bake hundreds of dog biscuits to be donated to the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service (SCRAPS). The Day of Service concluded with volunteers sharing a meal together and building relationship between Gonzaga and local Spokane school community.