Cleveland State Has Ribbon Cutting For New Learning Lab And Sac Pac Program

Thursday, November 14, 2013
Shown are front row, left to right, Lou Ann Wright, Bill Brown, Carl Hite, Bob Hardin, Lee Ann Lowe. Reba Terry, Julie Jones, Sandra Kay Williams, Denise King, and Tommy Wright; back row, Sherry Holloway, Margo Fitzgerald, Mike Seago, Toni Miles, Guy Davis, and Kourtney Yonge.
Shown are front row, left to right, Lou Ann Wright, Bill Brown, Carl Hite, Bob Hardin, Lee Ann Lowe. Reba Terry, Julie Jones, Sandra Kay Williams, Denise King, and Tommy Wright; back row, Sherry Holloway, Margo Fitzgerald, Mike Seago, Toni Miles, Guy Davis, and Kourtney Yonge.
Cleveland State Community College held a ribbon-cutting for the new Service-Learning Lab and The Caring Place Sac Pac Program. 

The Sac Pac program started in January 2012 and was created to care for children in Bradley County who are living in poverty by providing packs with kid-friendly, nutritious meals to students each weekend during the school year. The program currently provides over 400 packs of food weekly to local elementary schools. 

The Sac Pac Program will provide on-campus service-learning and community service volunteer opportunities for CSCC students, faculty, staff, and community citizens.

 


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