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Hello Tulane Alumni!

The Community Action Council of Tulane University Students (CACTUS) is proud to announce that we will be working with the Center for Public Service (CPS) to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Outreach Tulane Day of Service! This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, August 29, 2015 from 9am-1pm. The event will begin on campus in Devlin Fieldhouse where all volunteers will get checked in, eat a small breakfast, and depart on busses to over 25 community sites around the city. Lunch will be provided afterwords.

Outreach Tulane is the university’s largest day of service, open to all members of the Tulane community. Historically, this has been Tulane’s signature event, serving as a springboard for over 1,000 student volunteers to get more involved on campus and around the city. As you may know, this date also reminds us that it has been ten years since the city began its recovery from the devastating effects of the 2005 Hurricane Katrina disaster. In commemoration of this important milestone, Outreach Tulane will happen in conjunction with the Katrina 10 Day of Service, a citywide event for students, residents, and thousands of former volunteers from around the country to remember our past and celebrate the city’s resilience. In order to help the city achieve its goal of hosting 10,000 volunteers during the month of August, we are coordinating our planning efforts to maximize our impact and accommodate more volunteers than ever before. We are excited and honored to play a vital role in providing the volunteer recruitment, engagement, and support needed to make this day a success.

We are thrilled to invite you to come out and volunteer with us! Please watch this video to get a better idea of how this event impacts the students and communities we serve.
If you are interested in volunteering with us please see our online registration page here  If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to Trey Holmes at tholmes3@tulane.edu.

Find out more about K10 and the citywide day of service!

Ten years ago this August, New Orleans faced one of the worst disasters in the city’s history. When Katrina hit, thousands were displaced, homes, schools and businesses were destroyed, and flooding traversed the entire city. Today, the long-lasting effects are still clearly visible in many of the neighborhoods across New Orleans. Even with all the work that has been done to remedy the damages caused by the storm and its aftermath, City and Tulane officials recognize that there is still much to do. But if any city is up for the challenge, that city is New Orleans.

As the 10-year anniversary of Katrina approaches, the city is working to plan the K10 Citywide Day of Service. Between August 22 and August 29, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the City of New Orleans hope to encourage participation from around 10,000 people to serve in projects across the city. The week culminates with a citywide day of service on August 29th. In conjunction with the K10 Day of Service, Tulane CACTUS will be hosting its 25th annual service day, Outreach Tulane, for Tulane students, faculty, staff and alumni.

“This is not only a great year to learn about and experience the growth that the City of New Orleans has made since the storm 10 years ago, but also to come together and commemorate and reflect on the impact the storm had on the lives of so many,” said CACTUS Chair Trey Holmes.

Though Outreach Tulane will have separate registration, it will still play an integral role in contributing to the 10,000-person effort led by the city. Some Outreach participants will even get the chance to be integrated in projects with other volunteers from around the city. Outreach projects will vary from activities like construction and blight work to canvassing, surveying and more. Registration will open during the first or second week of August. Stay up-to-date on all things K10 and Outreach through CPS’ weekly newsletter or by visiting K10’s website: http://katrina10.org/serve/

What does the Dalai Lama and Outreach Tulane have in common?

2013 Commencement speaker, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, emphasized the importance of Friendship, Cooperation, Compassion, Hope, and Service to others. Honor his message by Participating in Outreach Tulane!

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Outreach Tulane is the perfect way to meet new friends, work together with other students and community partners, give back to others and help make New Orleans a better place!

The article below has more details on His Holiness’s speech.

http://www.dalailama.com/news/post/950-the-tulane-unified-commencement-ceremony-and-a-public-talk-at-the-lakefront-arena