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Sandburg to Host Community Involvement Fair Sept. 12

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Sept. 4, 2012
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College Office of Student Life and Office of Career Resources will host a Community Involvement Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 12 in the Student Center on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.


Students and community members will be able to receive information on volunteer and internship opportunities from nearly 30 local nonprofit organizations. Requests for booths at the fair are no longer being accepted. Organizations scheduled to appear at the fair include:


American Red Cross, Western Illinois Chapter
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Bridgeway Inc.
CASA of Knox County
Center of Youth and Family Solutions
Carl Sandburg College Literacy Coalition
Family Planning Service
Fields Church
First Presbyterian Church, Galesburg
Galesburg Public Library
Galesburg Workforce Service Center
Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois
Goodwill Industries
Goodwill GoodGuides
Harbor Light Hospice
Knox County Child Advocacy Center
Knox County Clerk’s Office
Knox County Human Services Council
Knox County YMCA
Knox Prairie Community Kitchen
La Grace Hall of Hope
Lincoln Prairie Behavioral Health Center
Prairie Players Civic Theatre
Streamwood Behavioral Health Center
St. Mary’s Square
Stone-Hayes Center for Independent Living
UIC Division of Specialized Care for Children
VNA Community Services
WIRC-CAA Victim Services


"The Community Involvement Fair is an opportunity for students to connect with local nonprofit organizations to match specific volunteer needs to students’ skills and personal interests," said Tracy Engstrom, coordinator of career resources at Sandburg. "This event will help Sandburg foster and strengthen its ties with local organizations, and, more importantly, students can use it to develop relationships that will only help them along their career path."


For more information, contact Engstrom at 309.341.5246 or or Jill Olson, coordinator of student life, at 309.341.5332 or