Last year, the Graduate School launched an institutional and community service initiative called GradSchoolGives (#GradSchoolGives). Through it, the School hopes to engage with the campus and local community to provide service and outreach to address otherwise unmet needs.
In the wake of protests and conversations regarding social justice and racial inequities, the Graduate School launched a book drive to benefit local area schools by providing K-4 children’s literature featuring experiences of children of color to their libraries. The hope is that this will increase opportunities for children in local schools to gain a deeper understanding of the experiences of others whose background, race, ethnicity, class, etc., may, or may not, be different from their own.
If you are interested in contributing a book to the book drive, the Graduate School will be accepting books through Oct. 15 in Room 401 of the Museum Building. You can also order and mail directly to office/ box number (stop 8075). While you may certainly order directly from wholesalers like Amazon, we also welcome receiving books purchased at local or independent booksellers in our area which will undoubtedly appreciate the business.
The Graduate School has supplied an Amazon Wish List for ideas. If you order from Amazon – the wish list books will ship directly to our office.