September 11, 2023

NSO Service Days were a success!

Huge thank you to all of our Community Partners for NSO: Tryon Creek Watershed Council, Friends of Terwilliger, Neighborhood House, Homeplate, SOLVE, SEED Club, Cards for Hospitalized Kids, Brighten a Day, LC Grounds Crew, Write Around Portland, The Blanchet House, Refugee Care Collective, Anti-Cruelty Society

And sincere thank you to all of our Staff and Faculty Volunteers: Tamara Ko, Ben Olson, Rocky Campbell, Doug Lennox, Jerry Harp,
Jaime Cale, Gaby Herrmann, Max Lamas, Dylan Carlson, Gregory Dyrek and all those who donated items prior to service day! We appreciate you :)

The Center for Social Change and Community Involvement hosted our annual Service Days during New Student Orientation Sept.2nd & 3rd. 

Student wields handsaw while pulling Ivy on campus

Project Highlights:

      • 529 students participated
      • 20 Projects with 13 different partners (On & Off Campus)
        • 200 lbs of trash picked up at Sellwood Riverfront (SOLVE)
        • 300 cards made for kids in the hospital and residents in elderly care facilities (Cards for Hospitalized Kids & Brighten a Day)
        • 100 dog toys made for dogs in shelters (Anti-Cruelty Society)
        • 245 Sandwiches made for our houseless neighbors (The Blanchet House)
        • 150 Hygiene Care Kits for our houseless neighbors (The Blanchet House)
        • 100 School Supply kits for newly settled refugee families (Refugee Care Collective)
        • Countless piles of Ivy removed from campus grounds (Thank you LC Grounds Crew) & from surrounding nature areas (Tryon & Terwilliger)
        • Support to Homeplate Youth Services with fence painting/staining, furniture assembly, and donation processing

From the Neighborhood House:

“Just a note to thank Lewis & Clark College for sharing the talents and enthusiasm of the group of freshmen that worked with us in the Neighborhood House Garden and Free Food Bank on Saturday. What they were able to accomplish in a half day in the Garden will allow us to plant the next crops earlier and feed more people in need of nutrition. What a joy to work with such a great bunch of young people. Thanks so much for sharing them with us…I hope we can do this again next year.”

Making Cards for Hospitalized Kids


Student picks up litter on Sellwood Riverfront