UWC-USA is hosting an event and dinner, both open to the public, to recognize the partners who are a big part of every student’s experience.
While UWC-USA students and faculty perform over 17,000 hours of community service each year, it would not be possible to do so without the help of tremendous community partners in schools, non-profits, and churches. Naomi Swinton, Director of the Bartos Institute for the Constructive Engagement of Conflict, has worked with community leaders for over thirteen years. “Building partnerships is a very UWC thing,” Naomi explains. “At the heart of the UWC mission is a belief that, while individuals can make a difference, creative partnerships are critical to making the world more peaceful and sustainable.”
The event also serves as an opportunity to recognize and thank the families in Northern New Mexico who have shared their homes with our students as part of the Get-Away Family Program. Get-Away Families open their homes to students on weekends or even over school holidays. “The Get-Away Family Program provides our students with a break from the hectic campus experience and provides local families with a chance to learn about the cultures of our students,” says Alex Curtiss who directs the Get-Away Family program. “The UWC mission is about building bridges and this is a way that we can build bridges between our students and families in the area.” UWC-USA is always looking for more Get-Away Families. Interested families can learn more about the program and the application process here.
While Get-Away Families and community partners are invited, the event and dinner are both open to the public. Members of the community interested in being a Get-Away Family or others simply interested in learning more about UWC-USA are welcome.
What: Community Partner Program Recognition and Thanks Event and Dinner
When: Thursday, May 9
4:30 – 5:00 Recognition Event
5:00 – 6:00 Dinner with partners, Get-Away Families, and community members
Where: Kluge Auditorium on the UWC-USA campus (please arrive early and stop at the Welcome Center for parking and directions)
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