Fall Civic Ambassadors Ready to Create Engagement Opportunities

Iowa Campus Compact’s fourth cohort of the Civic Ambassadors Network began last month FA16 CAs (2)with a retreat to kick off the semester. We welcomed 8 Ambassadors from 5 member campuses to our new home at the Iowa Center for Higher Education. This cohort of Civic Ambassadors will all complete a project on their campus that creates civic engagement opportunities for their peers. This includes creating a one-time event on campus to creating an on-going opportunity for students to read to local elementary students.

Meet our Fall 2016 Civic Ambassadors!

Angela Lose- Grand View University: Angela’s goal is to convene a volunteer fair on campus to give students more ideas on how to get involved both on and off campus.

Arissa Marine and Lizze Stock- Central College: Arissa and Lizzie will be creating a STEM activity handbook to be used for on-campus visits and utilized by community partners.

Celeste Espinoza- Loras College: Celeste’s project centers around the food ministries in the Dubuque Area. She hopes to conduct a drive for reusable bags to donate to the various ministries.

Jessica Greer- Grand View University: Jessica will be coordinating a collection drive of various items to be donated to local shelters.

Mila Kaut- University of Iowa: Mila is working on a disability visibility campaign and an effort to create a disability resource center on campus. Included in the campaign is a lecture by retired Senator Tom Harkin.

Skyler Rodgers- Iowa Wesleyan University: Skyler plans to expand a reading program that beings local children and students together to read. She also plans to have an optional parent session and send the kids home with a book.

Taylor Santi- Grand View University: Taylor is planning an Interfaith potluck during Grand View’s Global Vision week. She hopes to have delicacies and conversations about different faiths and cultures around the world.

Luis Sanchez, full time ICAP member at Loras College also joined us. Luis will be working to establish a mentoring program at Loras for refugees.

We look forward to seeing the great work these Ambassadors will accomplish on their campuses this year!