Celebrating Service and STANDING for Racism
This past Friday, April 27th, Simmons staff, faculty and students celebrated Global Service Day. Over 120 middle school kids came to campus to participate in service activities and tour the school. Highlights were visits to both the academic and residence campus, a pizza party and making Mother's Day cards for the Women's Lunch Place (complete with beautiful sentiments and wishes).
Other highlights were a mentoring session for Promising Pals with Denise Korn, author of "10 Who Mentor" and Renee Robinson, principal dancer with Alvin Ailey. They had inspiring insights on mentoring.
Simmons volunteers spent the afternoon at Community Servings, Sociedad Latina, the Animal Rescue League and the Boston Teachers Union School library.
Our STAND against Racism in conjunction with the YWCA National Campaign brought Aimee Sans, Director of the "What Makes me White" to campus to show her documentary and facilitate a discussion on diversity. Hundreds of Simmons community members signed the STAND against Racism pledge.
A busy day full of impact!