Globe Education Network (GEN) hosted its ninth annual We Care Community Service Day on Friday, June 17, 2016. Hundreds of employees from Globe University and Minnesota School of Business, Minnesota School of Cosmetology, and the Institute of Production and Recording (IPR) volunteered their time with 21 organizations.
Employees from the corporate office and campuses in Minnesota, Wisconsin and South Dakota spent the day helping a variety of organizations.
The Richfield campus helped the city of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department by cleaning a few parks, Rochester employees volunteered at Channel One Food Bank, Wausau helped with projects at the Lincoln County Humane Society and Sioux Falls raised about $1,000 for Ronald McDonald House with a community rummage sale. Two employees also worked remotely from Florida and volunteered at their local food shelf, boxing and delivered food…just to name a few projects.
Overall, 349 volunteers put in more than 1,360 hours. In 2015, GEN employees invested more the 1,700 volunteer hours on this one day alone.
“We feel privileged to serve our students every day in a manner that allows them to apply what they are learning not only to their chosen profession but to their daily lives. Community service is not simply about the one day a year we take time to come together and serve a need in our local communities; it’s about creating a foundation for our students and staff to engage civically, serve others and learn to become an involved member of where they live and work. We are truly honored to celebrate this day by the various needs of our local communities,” said Jeanne Herrmann, Chief Operating Officer at Globe University & Minnesota School of Business.
In addition to its annual community service day, GEN is dedicated to the community year-round.
Through its We Care mission, the colleges integrate career-focused education with applied learning to expose students to real-world working environments by partnering with organizations including Make-A-Wish Foundation, Youth Frontiers, National Kidney Foundation, Animal Humane Society, United Way, American Cancer Society, Big Brother Big Sisters, Ronald McDonald House and more.
To learn more about the Globe Education Network of schools please visit any of the following websites: Globe University www.globeuniversity.edu, Minnesota School of Business www.msbcollege.edu, Minnesota School of Cosmetology www.msccollege.edu and Institute of Production Recording www.ipr.edu.