November 01, 2021

The VPSL Column | November 1, 2021

Kayleigh McCauley-Sayer, Associate Dean of Students and Executive Director of the Center for Social Change and Community Involvement (CSCCI), is this week’s guest columnist.

Greetings from the Center for Social Change and Community Involvement! Dr. Kay here, taking over for Robin Holmes-Sullivan as a guest columnist for the Bark this week.

If you haven’t heard yet, the Center for Social Change and Community Involvement opened at the start of the semester. It’s only been a few months but we’ve already done some good work. We have hosted NSO Day of Service, several service learning trips, leadership workshops, Party with a Purpose, and more. We have also had a little fun putting more color into our community with our @LC.Rocks project (check us out on IG). We have established over 50 partnerships in the Portland metro area, mostly non profit organizations that are eager to work with students here at the college. To learn more about the center visit our webpage, and to sign up for volunteer opportunities check out GivePulse.

The latest big news is that our Alternative Spring Break Program application launches today!! On March 21, 2022, we are heading to Washington, D.C. for a 5-day, 4-night service-learning immersion trip! The program will focus on food insecurity and food justice, working with two different organizations in D.C.: Martha’s Table and Bread for the City. While we are there, students will also have the opportunity to explore the city on educational tours, engage with local L&C alumni, and connect with students from the Posse Foundation program in D.C. The application deadline is Friday, November 19 at 5 p.m. Pacific. If you have any questions before applying, be sure to email

I hope to get a chance to connect with you if you are interested in social change and community involvement. Come by and visit the center, Templeton 3rd floor, room 321. See you soon!

With gratitude,

Dr. Kay

Associate Dean of Students

Executive Director, Center for Social Change and Community Involvement