Dallas College takes part in the first One Big Day

February 26, 2013 by  

Dallas County Community College District is just one of the schools taking part in ‘One Big Day’ in March this year, and people representing 23 schools arrived at the Texas A&M University earlier this month to gain information from the experts about community service projects.

Texas A&M University began holding a national conference back in 2006, as a way to help other colleges to organize community projects. This year, the Aggie students want to take things one step further, with the first One Big Day.

The event will see all the colleges undertaking community projects on the very same day. Each participating college will hold its own Big Event on the same One Big Day. In just one day last year, almost 18,000 students from Texas A&M University worked in the Bryan-College Station community to carry out repair and cleaning jobs. According to senior communication major from Henderson, Texas Ashley McNew, the conference provides an opportunity for all colleges to gain information and advice from teams which are already established. It may be possible that local poster printing services will be required to publicize details of the local Big Events, in addition to the national One Big Day.

The number of schools taking part in The Big Event is increasing, and the One Big Day is the natural progression for all colleges, including Dallas County Community College District. The schools will all work together to co-ordinate the national project, to make a difference to the lives of others.

The One Big Day this year will be March 23.