Building on the Carlson School's commitment to community engagement, the annual "Carlson Goes to Work" service day devoted to helping various local nonprofit organizations will be held Friday, November 12 from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Organized by the school's Net Impact chapter, Carlson Goes to Work will engage students and staff, along with business professionals, in an afternoon of business-focused community service at local nonprofits. The goal of the event is to launch long-term, mutually beneficial relationships between business students and the local community.
"We first organized this event last year because we saw an opportunity for both our students and the community at-large to benefit by working together," says Tommy DeMarco, founder and vice president of marketing, University of Minnesota Undergraduate Net Impact Chapter. "Participating students will be able to use the business skills and knowledge they are gaining at the Carlson School to help a nonprofit organization, while the nonprofit provides the students with real-world experience."
The event will start at noon in the Carlson School Atrium. Following a complimentary lunch and brief presentation, participants will be bused to various nonprofit organizations in the metro area. Buses will return to the school by 4:00 p.m.
Students and staff may register for the event by visiting www.netimpact-umn.com. The last day to register is Thursday, November 11.
The nonprofit organizations for this year's event will include:
AccoutAbility; Athlete Committed to Educating Students (ACES); AchieveMpls; African Development Center; Cookie Cart; The A-List; MS Society; AMICUS; Southeast Seniors; Minnesota Council of Churches: Refugee Services; Latino Economic Development Center; Segue Café; Students Today Leaders Forever (STLF); Outfront; and English Learning Center.