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Third Annual 'kNOw Poverty' Week to Raise Awareness of State Issues

Story posted April 09, 2007

The kNOw Poverty Week of Education and Action, a week in which the Bowdoin College Community — students, faculty, staff, alumni and community partners — explores issues of public health and poverty in Maine, is underway.

Now in its third year, kNOw Poverty Week brings special events and presentations, including the Camp-Out, sponsored by Bowdoin's Habitat for Humanity affiliate. Participating students spend the night on the Quad to raise awareness about homelessness and housing issues.

Click here for more information and a schedule of events.

First organized in 2005, kNOw Poverty was coordinated through the AmeriCorps *VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) program. AmeriCorps *VISTA provides full-time members to nonprofit, faith-based and other community organizations and public agencies to create and expand programs that ultimately bring low-income individuals and communities out of poverty.

The Community Service Resource Center is currently taking applications for next year’s AmeriCorps *VISTA position and for an internship position.

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