Nationally, Rasmussen College will hold its first Community Service Day for employees Friday, dedicating more than 3,600 hours from more than 900 employees.
Locally, employees will be at Spectrum School that afternoon sorting, peeling and melting crayons used by Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful for environmental education (the school is their crayon recycling HQ).
Side note: Other folks are coming in, too, on other days: General Mills and students from Beloit Catholic schools, Lori Gummow of KNIB told me.
I also got a quote from local campus director Scott Vukoder:
“Becoming actively involved in the communities that we serve is a critical part of the mission and vision of Rasmussen College. We work to maintain and promote a positive community environment, not only on our campus, but in the Rockford and surrounding areas through partnerships and volunteer efforts. We felt that it was important to participate in our very own National Community Service Day, and volunteer in our communities across the country to show that education is more than just learning; it’s also about giving back.”