ActOut 2015 Volunteer/Service Learning Fair


event info


FREE, but RSVP is encouraged for large groups or classes.

April 23, 2015 · 9:30a – 4:00p

Student Union (U111)
9000 College Pkwy
Palos Hills, IL 60465

For More Info
For more information or to reserve an information table, contact Mike McGuire at 708.974.5770 or by sending an e-mail.

Info for Exhibitors
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Get a Program Flyer

Check out the fun we had in previous years. See the photos and watch videos of our featured speakers. Act Out 2015 will be bigger and better still. Don’t miss it!

Join us for the 4th Annual ActOut Fair!
Thursday, April 23, 2015 · 9:30a – 3:30p

Moraine Valley Community College
Student Union (U-Bldg)
9000 W. College Pkwy
Palos Hills, IL 60465

Please note that this year’s event is in a different location on campus from previous years due to library renovations.

 A Message from the Event Coordinator

Students from a range of classes and disciplines at Moraine Valley Community College bring you an education-through-action event. Come see what the students have been up to and learn about how you can get involved through service and action in your community.

Local nonprofit, community benefit organizations will be there to tell you about what they do and what you can do to help. The event also typically features a number of spotlight speakers—recognized leaders, volunteers, and philanthropists from our community. Details on the 2015 program are below. Mark your calendar for a great day of community, compassion, and action.

Maps and Travel Directions

Act Out will be held in the Student Union this year of the beautiful Moraine Valley Community College. The College is located at 9000 W. College Parkway in Palos Hills, IL. The fair will be held near the main dining area of the Student Union and in the adjacent space. Travel directions and maps are below.


The closest available parking to the event space is in the “S1” or “S2” lots of off 86th/88th Avenue. The main dining area where the event will take place is on the first floor of building U. Note that buildings S and U are connected. (S is the one with the clock tower.)

Event Program

This year ActOutNow is working again in partnership with The Democracy Commitment at Moraine Valley Community College to bring a variety of programs to the Moraine Valley community. The program flyer details several events happening on campus during the month of April. The program overall culminates on April 23rd with the ActOut Service Learning and Volunteer Fair. This is a full day of fun, learning, and action.

The Schedule

Time Event Location
9:30 – 4:00 Nonprofit/Service Organization Info Tables S/U‑bldg
Student Street
11:00 – 12:15 Nina Shomen-Dajani, “Diversity in Our Democracy” U111
9:30 – 10:30, 12:30 – 3:30 Video Series/Discussion: “Community Change for Millennials” U111
9:30 – 3:15 Student Service Learning Showcase Table Exhibits U‑bldg/
Student Dining
9:30 – 3:30 SpeakOut Encore:
“Students Share Stories of Self, Us, and Now”
Student Dining
9:30 – 4:00 Refreshments U‑bldg/
Hospitality Table


Organizations (so far) Confirmed to Attend this Year

  • The Animal Welfare League
  • Beverly Arts Center
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago
  • The Bridge Teen Center
  • The Cancer Support Center
  • Carol Robertson Center for Learning
  • Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago
  • Elsie’s Pantry
  • English as a Second Language at MVCC
  • Exodus World Service
  • Friends of the Forest Preserve
  • The Greater Chicago Food Depository
  • Illinois Secretary of State Life Goes On Organ and Tissue Donor Registry
  • My Joyful Heart
  • The Oaklawn Children’s Museum
  • Palos Restoration Project
  • PAWS of Tinley Park
  • Project Care at MVCC
  • The Salvation Army
  • Sarah’s Inn
  • Sereen Foundation
  • Sertoma Centre
  • Share Your Soles
  • South Suburban Humane Society
  • Together We Cope
  • Zakat Foundation of America

How Your Organization Can Get a Table at the Event

If you are a local nonprofit service/volunteer, community benefit organization and are interested in learning more about the Act Out event or would like to have an information table at our fair, please e-mail me directly. I hope you can join us at this year’s event.

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