As a freshman, Ken Zheng, a computer science student in the School of Engineering & Applied Science, founded Making Music Matters, which offered free violin lessons to students in one local school.
Category: 2014 Serving the Community
Voices that inspire
It was an interest in law and social work that led Caroline Fish to a Brown School practicum in the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Eastern District of Missouri, but it is an interest in stopping gender-based violence and human trafficking that is leading Fish to continue her work on a volunteer basis long after the practicum ended.
Improving the quality of life
Anjali Nigam and Sarah Kay Hendred, both graduate students in the Program in Occupational Therapy at the School of Medicine, have volunteered their skills to help people from other countries improve their quality of life.
Combining friendship with service
Every year, APO members donate some 6,000 hours to community service initiatives on and off campus.
Choosing service for winter break
During winter break, Allie Harris helped organize a mission trip to Guatemala for third-year students in the Program in Physical Therapy at the School of Medicine.
Advocating for juvenile justice
The law calls them thieves, addicts, even murderers. But to Rose McCarty, the detainees at St. Louis’ Juvenile Detention Center are just kids.
Caring for kids at St. Louis Children’s Hospital
Project Picasso volunteer Nancy Rekhelman taught cancer patients how to create Chihuly-inspired sculptures with clay and toothpicks.
For the Kids
Mike McLaughlin hiked more than 2,500 miles to raise money for children.
Service is an integral component of a Washington University legal education.