To celebrate our campus-community partnerships with our New Orleans neighbors, The Community Action Council of Tulane University Students (CACTUS), the Center for Public Service and the Division of Student Affairs hosts two annual one-day volunteer events for incoming and returning students, as well as faculty, staff, alumni and their families. Through these events, we seek to build a stronger community by working together to provide needed assistance to local non-profit and community based organizations.
In addition, we hope to instill a deeper awareness of our surroundings and a lifelong commitment to service both individually and collectively within our students.
Past service day projects have included:
Tulane University's largest annual community service event, Outreach Tulane take place on a Saturday in September is coordinated by the Community Action Council of Tulane University Students (CACTUS), Office of Student Programs at Tulane University, and the Center for Public Service.This is a unique opportunity to serve New Orleans while also developing bonds with fellow students.
This day of service is usually the kick-off event of the Martin Luther King Jr. Week for Peace, a series of events is sponsored annually to commemorate, celebrate and reflect on the life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his vision of collective work and social justice. The Martin Luther King Jr. Week for Peace was established in 1987 and is a consortium initiative between Dillard, Loyola, Tulane and Xavier universities.
Each year, the consortium sponsors a week-long series of events surrounding MLK Day in January, including:
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