The President's Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge

 

 

The University of North Florida has answered President Barack Obama's call to join the highly successful President's Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge (President's Challenge for short) for the second consecutive year. This is the fourth consecutive year for the White House initiative and all institutions of higher education have been invited to participate.

           

 In May 2011, Obama first invited presidents of colleges and universities across the country to bring diverse religious groups together for a one-year commitment to interfaith cooperation and community service. Students and administrators were challenged to serve together on projects that strengthened their communities and united people of diverse religious and non-religious backgrounds.

 

During that inaugural year, representatives from 240 community colleges, colleges, universities and theological schools across the country participated in the challenge. Participating schools are asked to focus their challenge efforts on one of the service initiatives included in the Kennedy Serve America Act.

 

UNF's Challenge is coordinated by the Interfaith Center, along with student leaders from Better Together @ UNF. This year, students will be focusing their efforst on homelessness in Jacksonville for their President's Challenge.

 

For more Information on the President's Challenge visit the Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Parternships Webpage. For information on upcoming President's Challenge events at UNF visit our Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/unfinterfaithcenter.