Happy summer! Our Act Out Now big summer project is underway. Many expressed interest in the hygiene kit collection and assembly we are doing for Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach. This [...]
We’ve got some exciting service-opportunities already on the calendar for June. Check them out, and more are on the way. Sertoma Centre Super Sale June 1 and 2, 2013 9:30 [...]
The ActOut 2013 fair was significant success—even bigger and better than last year. Over the course of two days, we hosted three amazing speakers, about 75 students showcasing their service-learning-related [...]
Moraine Valley Professor Kevin Navratil invited students from his International Relations course to participate in the Act Out 2013 event this year by compiling a playlist of seventeen videos featuring [...]
Hygiene Kit Drive Underway
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June Service Opportunities
551 Pairs—Sorted, Counted, Delivered
What We're All About
Act Out Now is dedicated to bringing service learning opportunities to young people to help build community and foster a culture of kindness. This site is a platform from which to jump into action. Here you'll find resources, events, and opportunities to connect with fellow human beings in and around Chicagoland.
We are Chris and Mike McGuire—college teachers and homeschooling parents. We started this site because we believe that learning happens best by living and engaging in the world around us. We also believe that service, civic engagement, and social responsibility are at the heart of healthy communities and a better world. Please join us in our mission toward doing our parts. As Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, "If I can't do great things, I can do small things in a great way." Let's do small and great things together.
It is not enough to be compassionate; one must act.
—The 14th Dalai Lama