Hamline News

August 22, 2011

Students Participate in White House Initiative

Hamline seniors Rola Alktout and Casey Magnuson recently took part in the kickoff for President Obama's Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge in Washington, DC. The one-day conference was organized by the White House's Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships in conjunction with the Interfaith Youth Core to empower schools to make interfaith education a reality at their institution. About 280 schools across the country are participating this year. Alkatout will spearhead Hamline's participation in the President's year-long challenge, which will involve many opportunities for the Hamline campus and wider community to participate in interfaith dialogues and volunteer projects with non-profits in the Twin Cities area.