One-Day Service Events
Every year DCA, in association with the Alford Center for Service Learning, organizes a series of service projects that promote community engagement. These projects are a collaboration between DCA and organizations in the Granville and Newark communities, featuring on and off campus events. Volunteers are not required to have previous involvement in DCA, and these events are open to all Denison students, faculty and staff. If you have questions, or would like more information, please email the DCA Events Captain at firstname.lastname@example.org.
9/11 Day of Service
The first service event of the year, the 9/11 Day of Service is designed to make students aware of the importance of community building in the world today. Honoring the tragedy of September 11th this day of service seeks to bring people together and help build a better community. Volunteers participate in a variety of community-based projects during the day, ranging from gardening to a community cleanup on the nearby Licking River. In the evening, DCA will pair with the Licking County Memorial Hospital to host a family movie night on Denison’s South Quad. This year’s festivities will take place on Saturday, September 8th, 2012 and the featured movie is The Princess Bride.
Make a Difference Day (MADD)
A national day of service, MADD seeks to bring the community together on Denison's campus by hosting events for area families at the university. DCA will again collaborate with Kappa Kappa Gamma to present Make a Difference Day, featuring the Call to College and Kappa Karnival. Children from low-income areas in the surrounding Licking County community will experience a tour of campus to visit residence halls, athletic facilities and experience all that a college education has to offer. The tour will end at Kappa Karnival, a carnival-themed event where student organizations host educational booths and activities for members of the Licking County and Granville community. The Karnival will feature student performances, live music, and more.
Make a Difference Day is a national day of service that will take place on Saturday, October 27th. This year marks the 22nd annual day of service celebrated nation-wide.
Big Red's Big Day (BRBD)
This Denison-inspired event exposes the university community to the greater central Ohio area through hands-on service and the annual Health and Fitness Fest at the Newark YMCA. In the past, these service activities included DCA volunteers’ participation in a voter registration campaign and preparation of a community garden for the growing season. Health and Fitness Fest volunteers present health-themed activities, partake in a blood drive, and engage with children at the event to promote healthy lifestyles.