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#2295: Circle of Giving (COG)

Overview
Status
Currently Registered
Last Registered
September 24, 2013
Registration Expiration Date
September 30, 2014
Classification
Registered Student Organization
Categories
Cultural and Diversity,Health and Wellness,Service

 

About this Group

Group Description
One Person Can Change the World. Be The Change. Our group is dedicated to empowering students interested in becoming change agents both locally and internationally by offering opportunities to engage in group volunteer projects, fundraising activities for a scholarship fund, workshops for leadership development, and developing individualized service projects. In particular, our group is focused on serving underserved communities and addressing health disparities. Together, these activities will enable students to develop their leadership skills and increase awareness of health issues while making a difference in the community. Just like cogs in a machine that transmit force from one part to another, the aim of COG is to equip students with the skills to make a difference in the community and pass that spirit of service onto others to continue a circle of giving.
Group's principal activities, events, or programs:
Our group’s principle activities will be health focused group volunteer projects, workshops for leadership development, fundraising for a scholarship fund, serving as mentors for local youth, and helping members develop service projects based on their interests, such as health disparities in minority groups.
How this group's activities benefit the University community:
Our activities will help students from the University of Minnesota connect with each other, resources, and the community to help them become leaders creating positive change.
How this group fits into its categories:
With the focus on health disparities affecting minority populations, our group fits into both the Cultural and Diversity and Health and Wellness categories. Furthermore our group’s goal of helping members develop service projects and engage in volunteer activities coincides with the Service category.
How to get involved with this group:
Those interested in becoming involved can contact cog@umn.edu.
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Tony Diggs Excellence Awards:

2009

Rookie Registered Student Organization (RSO)

2009

Outstanding Co-Sponsored Program / Event

 

Contact Info

Address
852 18th Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone
(651)442-1460
Email
cog@umn.edu
Website

Officers

Advisor
Hai Nguyen-Tran
Officer
Vincent Tran
Treasurer
Hawi Teizazu
Event Planning Coordinator
Anna Griffin
Vice-President
Surra Asfaw
President
Christal Clemens
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