Service-learning students, staff and faculty lead coat donation drive
Thanks to a team of service-learning students and professors, more than 100 winter coats for adults and children that were donated by Virginia Commonwealth University students, faculty and staff were distributed Friday, December 10th at Southwood Apartments in South Richmond. The drive was organized by Anita Nadal, an assistant professor of Spanish in the School of World Studies, and faculty fellow for community engagement in the College of Humanities and Sciences.
Nadal has been recognized multiple times for her leadership in developing service-learning classes and projects. The coat donation effort was unique in its involvement of multiple schools and departments, including the Department of Political Science, Department of Psychology and the Department of Sociology in the College of Humanities and Sciences, as well as the School of Social Work, the School of Education and Barnes & Noble @ VCU.
The Southwood apartment complex to which the coats were donated is nicknamed “La Mancha” and is home to a significant number of Latinx immigrants. Please read the full VCU News story for more details.