Action Steps & Ideas that promote CWU’s Quadrennial Priorities
Work with students (as tutors and mentors), contribute school supplies, and attend school board meetings.
Adopt-a-child, a-teacher, or a-student mother.
Volunteer at a school or library or cafetaria.
Host an Education Awareness Day at your church, home, or community center.
Meet with Local Legislators to recommend ways to improve local education system’s performance.
Write a letter to your Congressional members urging them to ensure all children have equal access to a quality education.
HUNGER & POVERTY
Work to eradicate hunger: support your local food bank or give excess food from your gardens to local soup kitchens and homeless shelters.
Fight food waste in your households and support local restaurants that are Food Recovery Certified.
Support living wages policy proposals to fight poverty in low income earning families.
Experience hunger for yourself or in your household or ask your Congressional member to do so.
Participate in existing Snack Pack/Backpack Buddies program or start one.
Communicate to your Congressional members the importance of protecting existing federal programs that serve children, their families, and others living on the margins.
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Familiarize yourself with the American Heart Association.
Participate and host programs to inform and educate women on heart health.
Know your heart health: eat heart healthy foods and get the recommended amount of sleep.
Build fun and relaxation in your day, week, and month: minimize stress in your life.
Join an exercise group and commit to a regular workout program or form one of your own.
DIVERSITY & INCLUSIVENESS
Show warm and gracious hospitality to your neighbor.
Support policy positions that advance equality and acceptance of all God’s creation.
Seek ways to inform and enhance your own racial understanding and cultural competency.
Be open to diverse views and voices in various life settings: church, community, and business.
Create cultural inclusion opportunities in your units, churches, and communities.
Visit a museum or participate in an event that represents a culture or ethnicity other than your own.