George Washington University’s Office of Community Service has selected RAINN as its Community Partner of the Year.
RAINN and GWU have a close relationship and longstanding partnership. RAINN employs 19 GWU students to work on the Online Hotline, through university’s Federal Work-Study program. Two GWU undergrads are currently interning at RAINN, and 28 more students are volunteers for the Online Hotline. RAINN has also assisted the university with events, and GWU takes part in RAINN Day, an annual program to educate college students about sexual assault prevention and recovery.
George Washington University has made a big commitment to community service. On September 11 last year, first lady Michelle Obama challenged GW students, faculty and staff to complete 100,000 hours of community service, and promised to be this year’s commencement speaker if they succeeded by the end of the spring semester. They did, and the first lady kept her promise, delivering the university’s commencement address earlier this month.