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Published on February 19th, 2022 | by University of Mississippi


Nonprofit Fair to Connect Students with Community

Local organizations will be on hand to share volunteer opportunities

Students at the University of Mississippi have an opportunity to plug into the larger Oxford and Lafayette County communities Wednesday, February 23 at the Center for Community Engagement’s Nonprofit Fair.

Local nonprofits, community organizations, and free and reduced-cost service providers will be on hand to share valuable work they do and talk to students about ways to get involved.

Participating organizations include the Oxford Film Festival, Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, 9 Lives Cat Rescue, North Mississippi Mammal Rehab, Jumpstart, and the Oxford Community Garden.

“Oftentimes, students want to get involved in the community but they aren’t sure where to begin,” said Avery McNeece, UM assistant director for community partnerships. “Students will be able to get a better feel for an organization so they will feel more comfortable reaching out later when they are looking to volunteer.”

The fair is set for 10 am to 1 pm in the ballroom of the Gertrude C. Ford Ole Miss Student Union.

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The University of Mississippi, affectionately known as Ole Miss, is Mississippi’s flagship university. A member of the elite group of R1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, Ole Miss has a long history of producing leaders in public service, business, academics and the professions. Its 16 academic divisions include a major medical school; nationally recognized schools of accountancy, law and pharmacy; and an Honors College acclaimed for a blend of academic rigor, experiential learning and opportunities for community action. Acclaimed as one of the nation’s most beautiful, Ole Miss's main campus is in Oxford, which is routinely recognized as one of the nation's best college towns.

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