2018 Marks 10th Anniversary of Community Action Day

January 3, 2018
Graphic text of "10 years of service" over a collage of med student photos

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Community Action Day (CAD) at AUC. The initiative, which connects hundreds of students, colleagues, and extended family members to volunteer opportunities throughout Sint Maarten, regularly results in more than 600 hours of community service a semester.
CAD has become an increasingly meaningful tradition for students in their first two years of medical school. In addition to working with island communities and organizations, students are able to support and advance social issues of personal importance, including litter removal, afterschool tutoring and mentoring, public health education, eldercare, and animal welfare.
The 10th anniversary of CAD is particularly significant as part of the student body returns to Sint Maarten following Hurricane Irma. We are planning several activities to help our CAD partners rebuild and initiate new community programs, while also growing a satellite CAD program for 4th and 5th semester students in the UK. CAD has been tentatively scheduled for February 24 in Sint Maarten and March 3 in Preston.  
CAD 10th Anniversary T-Shirt Design Contest
Submissions are now being accepted for this year’s CAD t-shirt design contest! Help AUC celebrate CAD’s 10th anniversary in style by entering a design that meets the below requirements:

  • Prominent display of the words COMMUNITY ACTION DAY and 2018
  • Prominent display of AUC seal/words
  • Inspirational quote related to community service
  • Design related to concept of working with or collaborating with community – rather than “saving” or “helping” the community
  • Colorful and eye-catching
  • High resolution image for reproduction
  • Light colored shirts are cooler

Send your submission to AUCServiceLearning@aucmed.edu by Tuesday, January 16, 2018. A committee will review all submissions before posting accepted designs to Blackboard for open voting.