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 Pictured is the Santa Fe College clock tower. 

In honor of Women’s History Month, Santa Fe College aims to encourage volunteerism and leadership among local women.

Santa Fe’s Civic Engagement and Service Office will host the Women’s History Month Involvement Showcase on Wednesday to encourage students to become involved with local nonprofits specifically for women and girls in Gainesville.

This is the office’s first involvement showcase specifically highlighting organizations either started by or catered to women, said Sarah Blanc, a coordinator at the Santa Fe Office of Civic Engagement and Service.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the S-Breezeway, located outside of the S-Building on the Santa Fe campus on Northwest 83rd Street.

The involvement fair will feature 15 nonprofits that are actively seeking volunteers, Blanc said.

“Since it’s Women’s History Month, I really wanted to highlight the amazing work that a lot of women do in our community,” Blanc said. “Those women also make incredible role models and mentors for our students.”

Tyler Harris, a Santa Fe business administration and theater freshman, said one of the most rewarding parts of her college experience has been participating in community service programs.

The 18-year-old said she hopes the Women’s History Month Involvement Showcase encourages people to get involved.

“It’s not only for women’s history, but it’s for getting involved in any sort of service project,” Harris said. “We all live here, and I think deep down, we all want to see our community evolve.”

SOME OF THE ORGANIZATIONS SEEKING VOLUNTEERS ARE:

  • Alachua County Victim Services
  • Alachua Women Build
  • Girls Place, Inc.
  • Gainesville Girls Rock Camp