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Homelessness Activists Address Cold Weather

Homelessness Activists Address Cold Weather

Andy Monserud

February 20, 2014

Filed under Community, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

In the face of cold temperatures and heavy snowfall earlier this winter, homeless men and women in Walla Walla found themselves well cared for. Volunteers and community leaders converted the First Congregational Church on Palouse Avenue into an emergency warming center for the city's homeless. ...

Student Volunteers Aim to Create Community at STEP Shelter

Student Volunteers Aim to Create Community at STEP Shelter

Isabel Mills

November 21, 2013

Filed under FEATURE, Feature Highlight

Four years ago, there was not a place for single women in need of shelter to go in Walla Walla. The local women's STEP shelter has since changed that. "Before, there was the YWCA domestic violence center, and then there was the Christian aid shelter directed towards men and families. It was seen that...

Community Fellow program tries to break the bubble

Emily Lin-Jones

September 6, 2012

Filed under NEWS

The Student Engagement Center (SEC) will kick off its new Community Fellow program this month, pairing eight upper-level Whitman students with local organizations to engage in community development and related projects for the full academic year. According to Assistant Dean for Student Engagement Noah Leavitt, the...

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