A message from the co-chairs
When we first approached the idea of a year of service, we asked ourselves, “Well, what is that? What does service mean?” In looking at the acts of service around us, we saw the multiple faces that service can wear: it was serving one’s country, it was listening to a friend, it was caring for a child, it was feeding the hungry, it was painting the images of the human experience. These acts all shared the processes of observation with empathy, thought with compassion, and action with courage.
In this year, Moorpark College will recognize the acts of service that have been achieved by the local community. Furthermore, Moorpark College will provide a forum in which the people who take action can come together and form a culture of service, so that service becomes more than an action, it becomes a way of being—a way of living with and for a purpose.
“Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)