Historical Note: The Community Service Center began in 1988 with a student community service grant from ACTION and with funding from Grinnell College. The mission of the Center is to support volunteer projects that address poverty- related issues, promote positive social change, and develop cross-cultural understanding. Projects in which students have participated fall into seven categories: tutoring projects, social service agencies' programs, and programs serving adults with special needs, children, homeless people, women, and senior citizens. Student volunteers usually commit one to five hours per week on an ongoing basis.
Center directors have been:
Heather Kenvin Hietala, 1988-91
Amy Eilert Graves, 1991-2007