Experience Alternative Spring Breaks With JMU

Each year, a collection of JMU students spend their spring break on one of several unique service-learning trips. These Alternative Spring Breaks (ASBs), are unlike anything one could expect to find on a leisurely voyage to the beach. While the "traditional" spring break plans are perfect for unwinding, some Dukes opt for an experience volunteering rather … Continue reading Experience Alternative Spring Breaks With JMU

Nasaruni Academy for Maasai Girls

Senior Communication Studies major Erin Brown encourages you to imagine what your life would be like without any further education past the age of nine. Devastatingly, for many children around the world, the obstacles faced in getting an education are nearly insurmountable. This is true in the Southwestern region of Kenya, particularly for girls. In … Continue reading Nasaruni Academy for Maasai Girls

JMU Benefit Concert for Victims of Recent Natural Disasters

The natural disasters the world has recently experienced, including Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, have left many students wanting to help, but not knowing where to begin. Student leaders involved with eleven of JMU's student organizations came together and jumped into action in order to have a direct hand in the relief effort—and you can be … Continue reading JMU Benefit Concert for Victims of Recent Natural Disasters

#GivingTuesday: The Value of Volunteering

Our JMU home is located in a uniquely diverse area - over 35% of Harrisonburg City Public School students are English as a Second Language learners (ESL). Our neighbors come from all around the world; there are immigrants from Africa, South America, the Middle East, and many other places. I've spoken to refugees from Syria, and … Continue reading #GivingTuesday: The Value of Volunteering

#GivingTuesday: Join the Movement

TODAY IS #GIVINGTUESDAY!!    In honor of #GivingTuesday, I would like to encourage you to take a break from your studies and be intentional about giving back to your community. If you decide that you would like to be a part of JMU's giving efforts, you can donate to JMU by visiting The Office of Development's … Continue reading #GivingTuesday: Join the Movement