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Civic Engagement

A Call to Action

OLLI's Civic Engagement Committee seeks to identify, define and develop a sustainable plan of action which addresses signature social issues in Greater Asheville that engage and provide a significant volunteer experience among the OLLI membership community.


Starting in January 2014, the Civic Events Committee is dedicating its 2014 Civic Engagement Call to Action Bannerefforts to improving education in three Asheville City Schools (Ira B. Jones Elementary, Asheville Middle School and Asheville High School) by supplying OLLI tutors, mentors, class assistants and special events helpers.


We chose the signature issue of Food Insecurity in Western North Carolina as our focus for the 2013 year. We hosted several symposia to inform and enlighten our OLLI members and that offered opportunities for meaningful volunteer service to help alleviate the hunger problem in our area.  The final symposia of 2013 was held on September 24 and featured Laurey Masterton. Click here to read about the events. 


Last edited by on January 22, 2014