Every year during the month of October, Laureate’s Global Days of Service provide an opportunity for students, faculty and staff at institutions and offices all over the world to come together to express their commitment to their local communities and to celebrate the impact of our organization. Creating meaningful impact in their communities is a priority of all Laureate institutions, and Global Days of Service is a chance for Laureate campuses to showcase the social impact efforts that take place throughout the year on their campuses.
Global Days of Service began as an initiative of Walden University, a Laureate network institution, in 2006 and was quickly adopted by the entire Laureate International Universities network. Laureate’s mission to be Here for Good in the communities we serve has a resonance on every Laureate campus, and each network institution or office displays their commitment to this mission in their own way. Global Days of Service is one time of the year when the entire network comes together to celebrate the unique role every part of our network has in their community.
In October 2017, the Laureate network came together to record the largest Global Days of Service effort ever, with more than 37,500 volunteers contributing over 315,000 hours during the month. The work included more than 150 service efforts.