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Hurricane Dorian Support and Relief Efforts

We are excited to share that this month Voices and the Caribbean Students Association led efforts to raise over $2,000 for the Bahamas to support Hurricane Dorian relief in partnership with others across campus. 

These funds benefited Every Child Counts, a school for children with special needs in Abaco, and the Grand Bahamas Disaster Relief Foundation, who will be using the funds to purchase menstrual products for donation as part of post-Dorian relief. At the Bahamas Relief Concert that took place on the 10th of October on Mary Jean Plaza they also collected approximately 50 pounds of items that the National Association of the Bahamas picked up that same day.

Please join us in congratulating these students and their faculty and staff advisors for leading this effort.  

We would also like to take this time to share ways to we can continue to support in Hurricane Dorian relief efforts. These organizations have been appropriately vetted and are on the ground in the Bahamas continuing to support ongoing efforts:

  • World Central Kitchen recently served its 1 millionth meal in the Bahamas. As one of the first organizations on the ground after Hurricane Dorian, WCK has spent the last five weeks operating kitchens in Nassau, Abaco, and Grand Bahama to ensure hot meals are provided across the country. To support their continued efforts, you can donate here.
  • Water Mission is on the ground providing safe water solutions in the Bahamas and assisting communities as they rebuild. As of this writing, the organization has a large reverse osmosis system in place in Marsh Harbour in Abaco that will produce more than 30,000 gallons of safe water daily as well as have four smaller additional systems up and running in other areas. Donations can be made to this organization here.
  • International Relief Teams alleviates human suffering by providing health services and humanitarian assistance to victims of disaster, neglect, and profound poverty worldwide. During disasters, IRT chooses appropriate responses to leverage donor resources to their highest effectiveness, including deploying medical and reconstruction teams, providing relief supplies, or financing the restoration of livelihoods and infrastructure. In the last 5 weeks, IRT has sent 5,000 tarps for temporary shelter, 158 generators, 93,500 diapers, 21,024 ready to eat meals, and much more. To help IRT continue to deliver relief supplies, you can donate here.

If you are aware of other opportunities to support communities dealing with recovery efforts please let us know. We'd also ask that if you plan on facilitating any relief efforts or fundraisers please contact us so that we can provide appropriate guidance and needs.

Keep an eye on the CLCE Facebook page as well as your email for upcoming opportunities.

An Engaged Campus


“An engaged campus is one that is consciously committed to reinvigorating the democratic spirit and community engagement in all aspects of its campus life: students, faculty, staff and the institution itself. The engaged campus recognizes that knowledge cannot be separated from the purposes to which it is directed. The engaged campus is not just located within a community, it is intimately connected to the public purposes and aspirations of community life itself. The engaged campus is unable to separate its unique responsibility for the development of knowledge, from the role of knowledge in a democratic society to form the basis for social progress and human equality.”
— Campus Compact

Mission Statement
CLCE inspires action and cultivates positive social change through leadership development and community engagement.
Vision Statement
A community committed to educating and empowering global citizens, responsible leaders, and lifelong learners.