In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, our students, staff, faculty, and administration are volunteering to take part in at least 20 Acts of Kindness this academic year. These acts of kindness will range from small – a random act of kindness for a stranger – to large – a student/staff community service trip.
Penn Highlands has become a leader in education through our locations in the Southern Alleghenies. We look forward to many years of serving our community through both our high quality educational opportunities and our community involvement.
Our projects reach out to a wide range of individuals and organizations. Each year our employees participate in activities including the United Way Day of Caring and our own One Book One Community Middle School Reading Program, where more than 1,200 local students and teachers visit the College to engage in reading and learning. Our employees also give more than $25,000 each year to our College Foundation and the United Way of the Laurel Highlands. Our student groups regularly perform more than 1,000 hours of community service each year, and collect goods and funds for local organizations.
Our goal for the 20 Acts of Kindness campaign is to build upon the good work we’ve already done the past 20 years and to create a sustaining culture of giving that begins with our students, graduates and employees and extends to each community we serve.
Pennsylvania Highlands would like you to join us in spreading the kindness. Share how you are volunteering or giving back to the community by using the hashtag #20ActsofKindness. Share your photos, thoughts, and kindness with us to begin spreading the good will across the region.