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Hope Haven, 1145 Rushmore Drive, provides shelter, meals and life skill programs for those in need.

Community locations provide volunteer opportunities

By Noah Johnson | August 23, 2019

As students prepare for the school year ahead, many may seek volunteer work or internship opportunities for the sake of professional development or personal fulfillment.Students can find such opportunities at The Glidden Homestead, The Ellwood House or...

Zeta Iota celebrates 50 years by awarding scholarships and donating goods

By Northern Star Staff | November 1, 2018

The Delta Sigma Theta sorority is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Zeta Iota chapter by hosing a Welcome Program 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Center for Black Studies.During the program, alumni will present five $1,000 scholarships to CHANCE Program...

Downtown DeKalb features several restaurants and shops for residents to explore.

City plans hotel construction

By Jessie Kern | July 16, 2018

DeKalb — City Council was presented with a renovation idea on Monday to turn a vacant downtown building into a boutique hotel.The property, located at 145 Fisk Avenue, was initially built as St. Mary’s hospital in 1922. After shutting down in 1965,...

Members of Alpha Sigma Omega Latina Sorority Incorporated pose for a photo during the gift collection for their Angel Tree event in December 2016.

Sorority to donate to local children in need

By Sara Rasmussen | December 4, 2017

Members of Alpha Sigma Omega Latina Sorority Incorporated pose for a photo during the gift collection for their Angel Tree event in December 2016.

Egyptian Theatre to hold screening of ‘@home’

By Northern Star staff | March 31, 2015

The Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., will hold a screening of “@home” at 7 p.m. April 7.The one-hour documentary film “@home” follows social activist Mark Horvath across the United States while he observes and interviews people suffering from...

Warming centers available in DeKalb

By Jackie Nevarez | January 9, 2015

DeKalb has four warming centers available for residents during extreme cold weather situations, according to a Jan. 5 DeKalb news release:DeKalb Public Library815-756-9568309 Oak St.9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday9 a.m. to 5 p.m....

$1 tickets available for canned goods

By Northern Star Staff | December 1, 2014

Hoops for Soups will allow participants to watch the Dec. 17 women’s basketball game for a canned good and $1.Anyone who attends the 7 p.m. Dec. 17 basketball game versus Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville in the Convocation Center can donate...

Garden’s harvest feeds needy

By Keith Hernandez | September 9, 2014

Volunteers of the Communiversity Gardens on the east side of Anderson Hall are planting cold weather crops that will go to those in need throughout the fall.Students, faculty and community members have planted spinach, lettuce and broccoli, among other...

Poverty not far from home

By Blake Glosson | March 25, 2014

Up until this year, when I thought about homelessness and food insecurity, I always thought of Chicago.After doing some research, I realized there is a significant homeless problem in DeKalb County, which our community needs to address.The extreme poverty...

Holiday volunteer options open

By Stoney Stone | December 3, 2013

Local organizations are offering opportunities to give back to the community this season.Feed’em Soup Community ProjectFeed’em Soup, 122 S. First St., is a nonprofit organization which provides patrons with a restaurant-style atmosphere and cuisine,...

Volunteer, work over winter break

By Jackie Nevarez | December 3, 2013

With less than two weeks left in the semester, students are looking forward to a month free of classes.Although it’s important to lie around and relax over the next month, there are also many fulfilling ways to spend time this winter break. Volunteering...

Student fast raises funds for shelter

By Jack Manning | November 24, 2013

Students fasted Friday in honor of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, raising about $400 for Hope Haven, a shelter in DeKalb.Members of the Muslim Student Association, the Anthropology Club and Student Involvement & Leadership Development organized...