Community Service

MLK Day of Service

The MLK Day of Service takes place in January every year on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Lawson State Community College partners with the University of Alabama in Birmingham, Miles College and Hands on Birmingham to make this event possible. There are over 2,000 volunteers throughout the city for this day of service and a total of 500 college students who participate in this service project. This day commemorates Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream by a day of service and unity throughout the community.  If you are interested in this service project please contact Sunkeissa Cantrell, Student Activities Manager at scantrell@lawsonstate.edu

 Lawson State Community College student leaders Kimani George, LaCoriya Ford and John Sisney express why they wanted to participate in the MLK Day of Service.  We encourage our students at Lawson State to be servant leaders.

 

Music and Memory

Music and Memory is a form of Music Therapy for elderly residents with dementia.  Music is utilized to help stimulate the memory of the residents.  Research is done to find music that was popular for residents when they were teenagers. This music is then uploaded onto an ipod. The residents are given their music and that's when the magic happens! Some residents sing along to their favorite songs, others may dance or pat their feet. It is a very rewarding experience to help bring the residents back to life, by letting music be their guide. Music and Memory is an ongoing service project.  Once you have received proper training you can start immediately.  This is an ongoing service project. If you are interested in this service project please contact Sunkeissa Cantrell, Student Activities Manager at scantrell@lawsonstate.edu 

 

Project Homeless Connect

Project Homeless Connect is an event that takes place at the Boutwell Auditorium in April every year. On this day service providers from around the community come together to help provide to the homeless community in a "one-stop-shop". On this day you serve as a "Smiling Face". “Smiling Faces” will be paired with a homeless client and they will walk them around the Boutwell and guide them to get the services they specifically need. This is a great opportunity to help the homeless. If you are interested in this service project please contact Sunkeissa Cantrell, Student Activities Manager at scantrell@lawsonstate.edu
 

Big Brother Big Sister of Greater Birmingham

Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-on-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18. Positive relationships are developed that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people. This is an ongoing service project. If you are interested in this service project please contact Sunkeissa Cantrell, Student Activities Manager at scantrell@lawsonstate.edu