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Student-Led Community Initiatives and the Importance of Giving During the Holidays

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The holiday season is a time of joy, reflection, and gratitude, and one meaningful way to embrace the spirit is through donating time and supporting others around us. For Lincoln University students on holiday break, this period offers a unique opportunity to channel energy and skills towards making a positive impact in their communities. Volunteering not only contributes to the well-being of others but also fosters personal growth, empathy, and a sense of civic responsibility. Whether it's assisting at local shelters, participating in community events, or engaging in charity initiatives, we can all play a crucial role in spreading kindness during the holidays.

In a world that often moves at a fast pace, taking the time to give back can be a powerful way for students to make a lasting impact and create cherished memories during holiday break. Check out just a few of the many student-led community initiatives highlighted below. As always, we are profusely proud of our Lincoln Lions!


2023 in Review: Lions in Service to Community

In January 2023, Lincoln University students participated in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service with Student Life and Development. Students volunteered at the W.C. Atkinson Church in Coatesville and the Chosen 300 facility in Philadelphia with the National Black MBA Association.


On March 4, three Lincoln students and Writing Center tutors, Bryana Lambert, Kyrah Page, and Tyra Mitchell, together with Dr. Gamie, presented their papers at the 2023 Mid-Atlantic Writing Center Association Conference. In their panel presentation, the students explored the opportunities and challenges facing our HBCU Writing Center and the dynamics of tutoring in a trans-lingual and diverse writing center, empathic tutoring practices, and the tutoring needs of disabled students. The students were then invited to offer a tutor-training workshop by the University of the District of Columbia.


The Lincoln SGA Change Administration, in partnership with the Department of Public Safety, reintroduced the Live Safe App in August of this year, a student safety tool that ensures the safety of our Lions. Features include emergency options, a security escort, safety map, and Safewalk. Download the app


On September 15, students Solomon Harris, Mr. Lincoln University, and Drake Smith, intern for Dr. Allen, led the Lincoln community in remembering four young girls killed by hate on September 15, 1963 at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. The memorial took place at the historic Mary Brown Memorial Chapel.


On October 23, Mental Health Monday, the Change Administration, led by Hashone Carry, 2023-2024 Student Government Association Executive President, highlighted the importance of the available mental health resources in an Instagram reel. By providing these resources, we can ensure that our students are comfortable seeking help, paving the way for improved mental well-being for everyone.


Just recently, a group of Lincoln students marched more than 60 miles to Harrisburg to urge the legislature to release funding for PA public universities. Our very own “Freedom Fourteen” were recognized nationally for their leadership and initiative, exercising their rights as engaged citizens for an important cause and the betterment of society.



The Importance of Giving

Being a part of the community enriches the overall student experience, but also fosters a sense of belonging and connection, contributing to personal growth and creating a more vibrant university community. We invite all our readers to share how you are making a positive impact this holiday season – and be sure to follow us on social media for more inspiring stories like these!