Service with CENet

It was a great semester for CENet students wanting to serve the community. Despite our Habitat for Humanity November 17 workday being cancelled, 77 CENet students participated in 1102 hours of service during the Fall 2015 semester!

In addition to volunteer projects serving American Red Cross, Inter-faith Food Shuttle, Asian Focus, Society of St. IMG_2138Andrew and Miracle League of the Triangle, CENet made a big splash at the annual Shack-A-Thon fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of Wake County. Student Leaders also raised more than $150 in a last-minute effort to support the victims of global terrorism following the Paris attacks last month.

The highlight of the Fall 2015 Service calendar was CENet at the Shack:


In the first year participating in the annual Shack-A-Thon on the brickyard, GTI’s Cultural Exchange Network made a splash with our Global Colors Shack.

The Global Colors Shack was a collaborative effort between University Housing’s Arts Village, Exploratory Studies Village, Global Village and GTI’s Cultural Exchange Network. Nearly 130 students from the 4 groups took part in the design & planning, building & manning, and fundraising aspects of this project.

The Global Colors Shack raised $2,388.99 in real donations during the month of September. Although this total ranked 6th of the 22 shacks competing, the Global Colors Shack ended 7th overall. Final rankings are determined by a combination of real donations and soft money awards earned throughout the competition.

In a contest determined by primary shack leaders, the Global Colors Shack placed 2nd behind the Park Scholars shack for Most Creative Fundraisers. It also placed 4th for Most Shack Spirit.brickyard1Look for us on the Brickyard next year.

More about Shack-A-Thon here: