The Community LINK: Augsburg College’s Presidents’ Student Leadership Award Recipient

One of the oldest student-run organizations at Augsburg, the Community LINK  has played an important role in campus life by engaging students in reciprocal partnerships with community organizations and people in inner-city neighborhoods.   The LINK’s mission is “To connect the Augsburg community with the surrounding metropolitan area by providing interactive and educational events intended to cultivate leaders in understanding the world at large”.  Every year the  LINK  organizes a “Halloween SafeBlock”  for over 150 kids from the neighborhood  to trick-or-treat in the student dorms.  This year they also organized 2 community action panels-one on homelessness and another on the achievement gap each attended by 100 participants,  a student forum on community issues, 7 community partner visits and a “Senior Night” that included intergenerational conversation and entertainment.

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