U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will participate in the third annual President's Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge national gathering at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. During the gathering, Duncan will discuss the challenge, its successes and the Administration’s commitment to interfaith service work in higher education. He also will highlight the importance of the challenge in bridging understanding and preparing students for a lifetime of listening to opposing views and working to find common ground.
The President's Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge national gathering begins today and runs through tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 24. The Department’s Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter, Director of the Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships Brenda Girton-Mitchell, Senior Advisor for Nonprofit Partnerships Michael Robbins, and Senior Policy Advisor Kenneth Bedell also are participating in the two-day event.
The President's Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge is an initiative inviting institutions of higher education to commit to a year of interfaith cooperation and community service programming on campus. The programming might take the form of diverse campus groups working together to implement a specific year-long service project or partnering with local religious groups to tackle a specific community challenge together.
Reporters wishing to attend the gathering must RSVP to Erin Taylor, [email protected] or (202) 687-2443.