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Tri-College Community Service Day returns

Anabelle Dillard, News Reporter May 5, 2022

On April 24, 146 students from Whitman, Walla Walla Community College and Walla Walla University gathered to support 15 local organizations for the Tri-College Community Service Day.  The event...

Photo by Michael Lans.

Silver Cloud Cat Sanctuary has a paws-itive impact on Walla Walla rescue cats

Anabelle Dillard, News Reporter April 1, 2022

Walla Walla resident Cathy Fout has over 30 years of cat rescue experience. After she adopted two special needs cats in 2012 and discovered a lack of resources for their care, she founded the Silver...

Photo contributed by Abby Juhasz.

Volunteering in Walla Walla: Extending beyond the Whitman bubble

Anabelle Dillard, News Reporter November 11, 2021

Whitman students live in Walla Walla and as such, there are opportunities to engage with the surrounding community. Many students give back to the town they live in by participating in community service,...

Alyssa Ortiz (top), Leah Samuels (left) and Lauren Schaefer (right) all work to connect Whitman with local schools in Walla Walla.

Whitman Connection to Schools

Sophie Leibsohn, Staff Reporter November 29, 2018

Lauran Schaefer, the head of the debate program at Whitman, doesn’t see it as just an ordinary extracurricular activity. It is also an activity that builds skills, confidence and community. This community...

Cherokee Washington 17 at the Whitman Teaches Movement table. Photo by Natalie Mutter.

Volunteers to teach civil rights history to Walla Walla students

Georgia Lyon January 28, 2016
Whitman Teaches the Movement (WTTM) is continuing its partnership to teach civil rights in local schools.

Whitties transition from volunteer vacations to local philanthropy

Sandra Matsevilo October 6, 2011

While the Center for Community Service can help students find volunteer opportunities in Walla Walla to participate in on a consistent basis, they also organize special trips and projects including Summer...

Credit: Cade Beck

Exploring volunteer opportunities off the beaten path

Molly Emmett October 6, 2011

Although Whitman students are involved in many volunteer organizations every year, some groups receive more outside attention than others. There is no doubt that programs like Storytime and Habitat...

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