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Changemaker Central kicks off with weeklong events


September 26, 2011

Changemaker Central is officially launching at Arizona State University with weeklong events Sept. 26 - 30.The kickoff is a celebration highlighting the leadership and social entrepreneurship initiatives that will be occurring throughout the year.

Located on all four of ASU’s campuses, Changemaker Central (CC) is a student-run centralized resource hub for co-curricular activities involving entrepreneurship, civic engagement and community service to catalyze social change.

“Changemaker Central empowers students to apply their education, expertise and passion for positive social progress and life-long civic engagement,” said Kellie Lowe, Director of the Memorial Union. “It cultivates a culture that tackles local and global challenges through collaboration, innovation and diverse approaches to problem-solving.”

The week will play host to many activities and presentations by well-known speakers including Brian Bacon, founder of Oxford Leadership academy, and Rev. Dr. Jannah Scott, Deputy Director of the White House Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, Department of Homeland Security.
 
“We are thrilled to have Jannah be a part of Changemaker. ASU is one of 250 colleges across the country participating in the Interfaith & Service Campus Challenge, and the only university in the state of Arizona,” said Amy Golden, Director for Strategic Initiatives.

Events are open to the public and free of charge. To see a complete list of events, please visit changemaker.asu.edu.

Monday, Sept. 26 - Changemaker Central Kickoff
Post Office Room 104
Downtown campus
11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Academic center building room 110
Polytechnic campus
11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Memorial Union
Tempe campus
11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Fletcher Library
West campus
11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 27
Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships
Jannah Scott
Memorial Union, Tempe campus
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 27
Leading change: connecting your values to successful leadership
Brian Bacon
Memorial Union, Tempe campus
7 p.m.
RSVP to Changemaker@asu.edu

Wednesday, Sept. 28
High Impact Careers Panel
Changemaker at West
5-6 p.m.