Graduates of the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service, who live and work all over the world, participated in a Global Day of Service on Saturday, August 19, 2017 to commemorate President Bill Clinton’s 71st birthday.
Below are quotes from alums across the country who participated.
“I had just moved from Arkansas to Washington, D.C., the week before the Global Day of Service. To meet and unite with fellow alums through our service project made me feel part of community in my new city. I was proud to think that our common bond is a commitment to public service, and that we enjoyed our day of service with our classmates around the world who also share that bond.” – Nathan Watson (’16)
“Participating in Saturday’s Global Day of Service was a great way to reconnect with some of my classmates while also giving back to our D.C. community. It felt good to participate in a relatively easy way – donate a few hours to picking up trash in a park – and yet have it be part of a larger collective effort. As Clinton School alumni, many of us spend our days trying to solve big and complex problems. Saturday was a nice reminder about the impact small yet meaningful undertakings can have.” – Maddy Salzman (’16)
“An important part of my Clinton School experience was developing relationships. The friendships I made with my classmates, the partnerships with my field service organizations, and the people I met through my professional and personal networks were hugely important to me. Participating in the Global Day of Service was a reminder of that community spirit that the Clinton School fosters. I loved working alongside old friends and meeting new ones while doing some good for our shared community.” – Emily Wernsdorfer (’14)