Jul 25, 2012
More than 20,000 Lives Across 40 American Cities Will Be Impacted During INROADS Frank C. Carr National Day of Service
On July 28th, thousands of lives will be impacted and communities across America transformed as 2,500 INROADS Interns and Alumni commit to contributing over 10,000 community service hours across 40 cities. While their peers are relaxing during the summer break, these young leaders have committed themselves to serving needs across each impacted community while also positioning themselves as young civic minded citizens Led by INROADS, the national non-profit organization that has placed students in over 127,000 corporate salaried internships since 1970, The Frank C. Carr National Day of Service 2012 will have a myriad of opportunities for leadership engagement, to include cleaning up neglected communities, feeding the homeless, mentoring and tutoring youths in educational programs and building homes with Habitat for Humanity so that Interns directly impact the communities in which they live and work.
"Without this important Day of Service and support provided by INROADS Interns for three years now, I am convinced that we would not have been ready for the first day of school," says Nikole Laskov, Principal, LEARN Campbell Campus, LEARN Charter School Network. "Our teachers have a tremendous amount of pressure and anxiety in preparing for the new school year. Our participation in this annual service event takes the pressure off of our teachers so that they can focus on more meaningful tasks like preparing their instructional programs."
Frank C. Carr, who was inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech, defined Community Service as a top priority as part of the founding mission. For over 42 years, INROADS has instilled “servant leadership” in its Interns. Realizing that shaping socially conscious leaders is just as important as providing career opportunities to its Interns, the INROADS process seeks to equip Interns with the required business skills and competencies that empowers Interns to become Involved and engaged as leaders in and out of the workplace.
"Every summer INROADS is always so honored and excited to offer the 40 communities we serve over 20,000 service hours by INROADS Interns and Alumni who are enthusiastic about impacting the lives of others in such a significant way," shares Forest Harper, President and CEO of INROADS. "We instill in our Interns the importance of being leaders not just in business but our communities as well. INROADS is a strong advocate of servant leadership and believe that effective leaders within the community make great leaders in the business environment."
INROADS National Day of Service is one of the largest initiatives of its type and engages students from more than 300 colleges and universities nationwide who are Interns with more than 200 INROADS Corporate and Government Partners. As part of their civic training, the Interns plan and coordinate all aspects of their service project and specifically, how each community will be impacted. The success of this annual service project has now become a national movement.
A complete list of service locations and activities can be found by visiting www.INROADS.org/NDS.