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We invite you to participate in the
50 Years of Moving Lives Forward Service Challenge!

GSU blue box with circular CEHD 50th anniversary lockup in the middleThe College of Education & Human Development wants to say thanks to the communities that have supported the college so strongly over the past five decades. CEHD faculty, staff and students already give countless hours to the university and Atlanta community, but we want to make a special effort in the 2017-2018 academic year to volunteer even more in honor of our 50th anniversary.

Please consider pledging service hours so that we can reach our goal of 50+ service hours each semester!

Download a flyer about this initiative »

Please review the following instructions and tips for logging service hours:

1. Eligible service hours include hours spent in service to the college, university or any unmet community need in any location. The activity must provide a direct benefit for groups such as faculty, staff and students; a nonprofit entity; or a group of underserved individuals.

2. Direct service hours obviously count but so do hours you spend organizing, planning, or publicizing a service event. For example, if you organize a 5K race event, count all hours you spent planning, e-mailing, writing, calling, posting flyers and/or setting up the event, as well as the actual event hours if you are present. As long as the meeting or work pertains to service and its execution, log the hours!

3. Once you’ve completed your service hours, be sure to log them through the form on this page. It’s that simple!

4. This service challenge will run from October 2017 to May 2018.

The College of Education & Human Development has opportunities for you to volunteer your time with the outreach programs and centers housed on campus. Here are a few options:

Child Development Center
Faculty and staff can volunteer at a number of events the Child Development Center has planned this academic year, including its Read for the Record celebration on Oct. 19, its Fall Festival on Oct. 27 and its Kite Day on March 23. For more information about these and other opportunities, contact Ada Perry at

After-School All-Stars Atlanta
Those interested in volunteering with the After-School All-Stars Atlanta program can do so by e-mailing or visiting

March 3 Day of Service
College of Education & Human Development faculty and staff are invited to participate in the college’s Day of Service, which will be held on March 3, 2018. More details about this event will be available closer to the date.

These are just a few suggestions to get you started. Additional opportunities and suggestions will be posted to this page in the coming weeks, so please bookmark it and check it often. To suggest CEHD service opportunities, please e-mail with “50th Anniversary Service” in the subject line.

Are you passionate about working to combat hunger in Atlanta? Do you want to work with local families in need or help refugees resettle in the city? Here’s a few community organization ideas to get you started:

American Cancer Society
Atlanta Community Food Bank
Atlanta Habitat for Humanity
Atlanta Humane Society
Atlanta Mission
Families First
Georgia Organics
Goodwill of North Georgia
Hands On Atlanta
Latin American Association
New American Pathways
United Way of Greater Atlanta

50th Anniversary Service

Faculty and staff are invited to pledge service hours so that we can reach our goal of 50 service hours each semester during our anniversary celebration year. Please fill out the fields below to record your contribution!