MINNEAPOLIS (May 16, 2014) – On Friday, May 16, Globe Education Network (GEN), a collaborative body of career colleges, universities and training centers which include Globe University, Broadview University, Minnesota School of Business, Minnesota School of Cosmetology, Broadview Entertainment Arts University and the Institute of Production Recording, will host the seventh annual We Care community service day. One thousand five hundred Globe Education Network employees from 28 campuses, in five states will volunteer their time with dozens of organizations.
“At Globe Education Network, serving and engaging with communities is the cornerstone of our We Care philosophy,” says Mindy Myhre, director of charitable giving and community service. “Our philosophy of caring about our students, employees and employers who hire our graduates, provides a strong foundation for how we engage with the greater community. Our goal is to create partnerships where we can truly make a difference.”
Globe Education Network employees in Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Utah and Idaho will spend the day helping a variety of organizations including Second Harvest Minnesota, Habitat for Humanity of Minnesota and Wisconsin, Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest and Salt Lake City, L. H. Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve of Green Bay, Wausau Urban Community Gardens, the Blaine triathlon, Feed My Starving Children, Adopt a Highway of Minnesota, US Post Office Stamp Out Hunger, Head Start of Minnesota, UNICEF, Learning Lab Idaho and the YMCA of Salt Lake City.
Dedication to the community goes beyond this one day. In 2013 employees and students of Globe Education Network participated in 3,071 community events and invested 32,219 volunteer hours in the community. Globe Education Network supports a number of organizations year round, including Make-A-Wish Foundation, Youth Frontiers, National Kidney Foundation, Animal Humane Society, United Way, American Cancer Society, Big Brother Big Sisters, Ronald McDonald House and many more. The schools are also focused on giving students opportunities to connect within their communities — with the goal of graduating well-rounded citizens and competent professionals.
“Service- and applied-learning is incorporated into every one of our educational programs,” says Shana Weiss, academic dean. “We’re preparing career-focused, community-minded graduates for the global workforce. The community benefits from our students’ contributions and businesses benefit from additional professional support and new perspective.”
To learn more about the Globe Education Network of schools please visit any of the following websites: Globe University www.globeuniversity.edu, Minnesota School of Business www.msbcollege.edu, Broadview University www.broadviewuniversity.edu, Minnesota School of Cosmetology www.msccollege.edu, Institute of Production Recording www.ipr.edu and Broadview Entertainment Arts University beau.broadviewuniversity.edu.
ABOUT GLOBE EDUCATION NETWORK
Globe Education Network is a family-managed collaborative body of career colleges, universities and training centers. The schools prepare students for successful careers in a wide range of high-demand professions. Through its We Care mission, the Colleges integrate career-focused education with applied-learning to expose students to real-world working environments. The schools are firmly committed to helping students achieve their personal and professional goals. GEN’s formula for success includes hands-on and career-focused training centered on service- and applied-learning.