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“Connecting with Cultures Through NGOs”
to be held March 4


North Central Michigan College will host an international lecture examining how volunteering with a non-governmental organization can connect individuals to the culture of a country.   Heather Lewis, a Northern Michigan native, will present her lecture, “Connecting with Cultures Through NGOs,” on Wednesday, March 4, at noon in the Library Conference Center on the Petoskey Campus.

In many countries, non-profit programs are critical to addressing social issues that otherwise do not get the attention of the local government.  Sarvahitey is an NGO in India that is building both learning centers for underprivileged children and libraries throughout the country to enhance the quality of education and literacy where government programs are lacking. Lewis will share how working with Sarvahitey has provided rewarding opportunities to connect with the culture and people of India.  She will also discuss points to consider when looking for an organization to work with, either in India or another country.

North Central’s International Committee is sponsoring a free lunch of traditional Indian food.  This lecture is free to attend, however RSVPs are required.  Fifteen seats remain for lunch, which will be served at 11:45 a.m.  Please call 231-348-6600 to reserve your seat.

North Central Michigan College is an open-door community college based in Petoskey, with additional locations offering classes and services in Cheboygan and Gaylord.  North Central’s mission is to provide educational, economic and cultural opportunities for student learning, personal growth and community improvement.  North Central is an Achieving the Dream Leader College with a designation of Veteran Friendly Gold by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency.


For more information:
Megan Van Horn
Content Media Administrator