Last call to sign up to attend a service conference in Lansing on Oct 5th!

Date: September 27, 2012

Free Conference on Service, Advocacy, and Philanthropy
October 5, 2012 – 7:30 AM-6:00 PM at Lansing Community College

The CSLC is taking a group of students to Lansing on Friday, October 5, for a state-wide conference called Active Leaders Student Conference hosted by Michigan Campus Compact. This event will prepare college students to be change agents for the issues about which they are passionate! Transportation will be provided by the CSLC and breakfast and lunch are included in the conference.   E-mail Valerie Jones ( asap if you are interested in attending! Include your t-shirt size, any dietary restrictions, audio/visual needs, and the group you are representing (if any.  i.e.- student organization).

More information can be found at (we will register all students from GVSU).

Michigan Campus Compact is pleased to invite you and your students to Active Leaders Student Conference. We are excited to announce this new event that will prepare college students to be change agents for the issues in which they are passionate! This day-long collaborative environment will involve college students from across Michigan and leaders in the fields of service, advocacy, and philanthropy. It allows student leaders the opportunity to seek out successful models in leading community service initiatives, gain valuable skills in mobilizing efforts to maximize impact and network with other student leaders and nonprofit professionals. Active Leaders Student Conference serves as an excellent opportunity for students to develop leadership skills to engage in service initiatives beginning on their campus.

Keynote Speaker  
Amber Cruz is Program Manager for, working to develop programming and provide support for summit award winners in the fellowship program. She became a member of the team in September 2010. Prior to joining, Cruz worked in finance and development for a non-profit organization, managing their events and PAC contributions. She came to Washington, D.C. in January 2010 with three years of event planning experience at a private event planning company in Oregon, where she planned a variety of events, including conferences and non-profit fundraisers. Cruz has also interned with several political campaigns and state representatives in both Ore. and Wash. In 2008, she worked with the finance team and later as a field organizer for Senator Jeff Merkley. Amber brings to her belief in the power of Millennials to make a difference through innovative, grassroots solutions. Cruz holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics from Willamette University in Oregon. She enjoys lending her fundraising and event planning expertise to women's organizations in Washington, D.C.

Event Agenda
(Schedule is subject to change)
9:00-10:00     Registration & Continental Breakfast Buffet
10:00-10:30     Welcome & Introduction to event themes
10:45-11:45      Presentation Block
12:00-1:30     Lunch & Keynote Speaker
1:30-1:50      Break
1:55-2:25     Roundtable Discussions: Avenues of Change
      Service, Advocacy, Philanthropy, Research
 2:30-3:00     Roundtable Discussions: Avenues of Change
      Service, Advocacy, Philanthropy, Research
 3:00-3:10     Break
 3:15-3:50     Roundtable Discussions: Social Issues
      Arts & Culture, Diversity & Inclusion, Education, Environmental Issues,
 Financial Literacy & Economic Opportunity,  Health & Wellness, Human Rights,
 Hunger & Homelessness, Poverty & Inequality, Women & Family Issues
 3:55-4:35     Maximizing your impact!
 4:40-5:00     Closing

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