Regula Center for Public Service

The Regula Center is home to a variety of community based opportunities that allow students to prepare for careers in public service or simply get involved in the community. Home to the Dowling Mentor Program, Regula Scholars, Sophomore Service Honorary, the Continued Learning Program and LINC, the Center provides a wide ranges of programming for our students and the community. Additionally, the Center coordinates monthly Regula Breakfasts, annual community service projects including the MLK Day of Service and the Community-wide Thanksgiving Dinner and political interest trips for students.

Regula Center Staff

Abby Honaker
Director
honakeal@mountunion.edu
(330) 829-8168

Mission:
The Ralph and Mary Regula Center for Public Service and Civic Engagement was created to support Mount Union’s mission to prepare students for fulfilling lives, meaningful work and responsible citizenship by being the place where members of the campus and wider community can work collaboratively in service of the greater good. It is the mission of the Center to prepare students to pursue careers in public service, promote community engagement, enhance teaching and learning, and build partnerships through the development of service-learning and community service opportunities, academic and co-curricular programs in public service, and community-based research initiatives.

Vision:
The vision of the Ralph and Mary Regula Center for Public Service and Civic Engagement is four-fold:

  1. Mount Union will become a significant conduit of prepared and motivated individuals seeking careers in local, state, and federal government in a wide variety of capacities.
  2. Having access to a comprehensive service-learning and community service program will allow students opportunities to become involved in activities which lead to the enhancement of their long-term commitment to civic engagement, social responsibility, and public service.
  3. The academic and intellectual climate of Mount Union will be enhanced by expanding beyond the boundaries of the traditional classroom.
  4. Mount Union will have a lasting, positive effect on the broader community by developing partnerships and conducting research designed to address key community needs and respond to important social problems.

 

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Nursing Homes - February 16 
Join your friends to spend time celebrating Valentine’s Day with local nursing home residents.  You will be placed with your organization or friends. Meet at van den Eyden Hall at 6p.m. to gather supplies/games and find out your location.  Groups will go to the nursing homes until 7:30p.m. Help us brighten the day of many residents around town! Register here.

Help students in need of dress clothes - March 13-17
Bring donations of gently worn dress clothes back from spring break to donate so that Mount Union can start Raider Rack, a clothing lending service for students in need of attire for interviews, job fairs and presentations.  Donations can be dropped off in van den Eynden Hall, HPCC or the MAAC throughout the week.   

Serve in Honor of Womens’ History Month - March 31 
Come to coffeehouse in HPCC to build hygiene products and work on service projects to benefit women’s organizations in honor of women’s history month.  

Alliance Easter Egg Hunt - April 8
Assist with the Alliance Parks and Recreation Department Easter Egg Hunt.  Arrive at 8:15a.m.at Butler Rodman Park to help with the egg hunt for children in the community.  Sign up here.

Prepare the Parks for Summer - April 22
Help the local Kiwanis Club and students from Alliance City Schools prepare the parks for summer.  A variety of projects will take place from 9a.m.-noon. Lunch and t-shirts provided for all volunteers. Register here.

Support the Trash to Treasure Sale - May 6-10
Donate any unwanted items as you are moving out for the summer.  Leave donations of ANYTHING (clothing , books, detergent, hygiene items, food, furniture) in designated areas.  All items will be sold at the annual Trash to Treasure sale and every dollar will be donated to area agencies through the Pay it Forward Program. A great way to help out and make moving easier!

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