Young people across the country are helping to improve their local communities by giving, advocating and volunteering in the areas of education, income and health. This powerful movement called Student United Way is helping to advance the common good. Student United Way is a campus based student led organization that works in partnership with the local United Way. Currently, Student United Ways exists on more than 60 campuses across the United States including: technical & trade schools, junior and community colleges, colleges and universities, as well as several high schools.
What is Student United Way of TAMIU?
Student United Way of TAMIU is a student organization of undergraduate, graduate, part-time and full-time students who are dedicated to promoting volunteer projects and community service not only in the South Texas Region, but at any location that requires assistance.
Alternative Spring Break
For more than seven years, United Way has provided students with an opportunity to give back during their spring break. Through unique collaborations between United Way and partners like Deloitte, MTV and Participant Media, hundreds of students were able to volunteer through life-changing United Way Alternative Spring Breaks in 2013. Since its inception, over 2,500 students have traded in their swim suits for tool belts and participated in Alternative Spring Break in dozens of communities across the country, contributing more than 77,000 hours of volunteer service.
Student United Way of TAMIU has participated in the United Way Alternative Spring Break since spring 2012. Through this unique opportunity friendships have been forged and memories have been made.
2012 Student United Way in Louisiana
How Can I Participate?
The Office of Continuing Education has selected and sponsored the student organization of Student United Way of TAMIU since 2012 for Alternative Spring Break Trips. Ask any of these students and they will tell you what a tremendous experience this has been. We like to continue assisting our students in developing teamwork, a week of fun and service with other passionate young leaders, making friendships, and rebuilding lives after disasters. Students who are interested in joining Student United Way of TAMIU with an established record of helping others and leadership experience are welcome to apply.
Participation in Student United Way of TAMIU requires an application, membership in TAMIU Collegiate Link, attend the biweekly meetings, complete volunteer projects, and help out in all fundraisers. The Student United Way of TAMIU’s Officers select the final number of members to travel to Alternative Spring Break based on participation.
Want to Know More? Contact Kimberly Martin del Campo, Adviser
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