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NCCU Student Service Work Valued at $4.6M to Community

August 5, 2014
North Carolina Central University

North Carolina Central University students worked 207,437 volunteer hours assisting organizations and agencies in the Triangle during the 2013-14 academic year, a contribution worth $4.3 million to the local economy.

The university’s Academic Community Service Learning Program reports that 3,529 students volunteered their time by working with partner agencies and organizations, for on-campus events such as Book Bag and blood donation drives, or in service/learning positions approved by their professors.

“Service work is a vital part of educational experience at NCCU, and it is important to recognize how much our students’ give back to the economy of Durham and other areas,” said NCCU Chancellor Debra Saunders-White. “The fact that our students provided more than $4 million in volunteer assistance is something we should all be proud of.”

Read more about NCCU's student volunteers.