MINNEAPOLIS, July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Rasmussen College is committed to changing the lives of its students every day, but the College is also dedicated to making the communities in which it serves a better place to live, grow and learn. On Friday, July 19, 2013, approximately 1,400 Rasmussen College employees from its 24 campuses and three central offices will participate in the fifth annual Rasmussen College Community Service Day. Rasmussen College students have also been encouraged to volunteer their time at nearly three dozen organizations across six states.
"Rasmussen College has proven to be a pioneer in higher education, but we also strive to be pioneers within the communities in which our campuses reside," said Kristi Waite, president, Rasmussen College. "Over the past four years, Rasmussen College employees have volunteered more than 26,000 hours during our annual Community Service Days, but our volunteer efforts don't stop there. Whether it's sponsoring the Toys for Tots toy drive each holiday season or raising money for the American Cancer Society, our employees are encouraged to make a positive impact in their communities all year long."
Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, has 24 campuses throughout the Midwest and Florida. The College has a long history of giving back to the communities it serves. Both employees and students have been recognized nationally for their partnerships with local businesses and volunteerism at various nonprofits and organizations. During this year's Rasmussen College Community Service Day, employees and students will perform a wide variety of tasks such as painting, cleaning, yard work, picking up trash, organizing donated items, stocking shelves, packing meals and spending time with youth.
At this year's Community Service Day, Rasmussen College employees from the eight Minnesota campuses and Twin Cities Central Office will volunteer their time with Feed My Starving Children, Boys and Girls Club of the Twin Cities, Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People (VEAP), 360 Communities, Relay for Life of Blue Earth County, United Way of Central Minnesota, Tubman, Presbyterian Homes, Chisago Lakes High School and the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
In Illinois, the four campuses, as well as employees from the Chicago Central Office, will be working with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, Cornerstone Services, Aunt Martha's Youth Service Center and Health Center, Alpine Kiwanis Club and the Wood Dale/Itasca Reservoir.
Employees and students from the three Wisconsin campuses will be teaming up with Chances Animal Rescue, Boys' and Girls' Brigade, North Central Health Care, Marathon County Health Department, Happily Ever After, Cerebral Palsy Center and Freedom House Ministries.
In Florida, employees from the six various campuses and Orlando Central Office will volunteer their time at Harvest Time International, Metropolitan Ministries, American Cancer Society, PACE Center for Girls of Lee County, Dress for Success Southwest Florida, Suncoast Harvest Food Bank, Marion County Literacy Council and the Florida Department of Transportation.
And for the first time Rasmussen College's two newest campuses in Kansas will participate in the College's Community Service Day. Employees and students will team up with the Children's Miracle Network and the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens.
For more information about Rasmussen College, visit www.rasmussen.edu.
ABOUT RASMUSSEN COLLEGE
Rasmussen College is a regionally accredited private college specializing in high-demand educational programs in a supportive, student-centered environment. Rasmussen College offers Certificate and Diploma programs through Associate's and Bachelor's degrees online and across its 24 Midwest and Florida campuses. By combining career development expertise, high academic standards and exceptional student support services, Rasmussen College graduates gain the skills to succeed in their chosen field. Since 1900, Rasmussen College has been dedicated to being a primary contributor to the growth and development of the communities it serves. For more information about Rasmussen College, please visit rasmussen.edu.
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