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Committee Leadership

Kethelyne Beauvais
Community Service Co-Chairperson
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Karri Hester
Community Service Co-Chairperson
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Community Service

WELCOME to the National SNMA Community Service Committee webpage! We are glad to have you stop by. Here, you will find plenty of information and resources regarding who we are, the events we are hosting, and ways to get involved. If you cannot find something you are looking for, please keep scrolling! If you have reached the end and still cannot find it, do not hesitate to check back here regularly or email us at communityservice@snma.org. To donate to the national community service fund, please click here.

Our Goals are to assist in the implementation and publicity of the SNMA's community service protocols and community outreach efforts, create service opportunities at our national conferences, support and encourage chapters in their service to underserved communities, work with and supervise the efforts of individual protocol/initiative coordinators and regional community service liaisons.

Join our Committee

The National Community Service Committee plays a large role in the programmatic aspect of the SNMA. As a result, we are always looking for "extra-hands" to assist us in our goals. If you feel as though you can contribute to helping us achieve our goals, please click on the red "Join this Committee" icon above to take the first step in becoming an active member of the Community Service team. Then, please send us a follow-up email at communityservice@snma.org.

More info (and flyers) below! Or simply click image. Overview PowerPoint can be found here.

More info (and flyers) below! Or simply click image. Overview PowerPoint can be found here.

Upcoming Events:

*To view the detailed overview PowerPoint for all service events at AMEC 2019, please click here*

1) #SNMAServes Social Media
January - April, 2019
#SNMAServes: upload and share your pictures, boomerangs, vine-style clips, etc. of your chapter's or region's community service projects to your social media pages--be sure to add a small blurb/description about your event and tag us for increased visibility! Emails are also accepted to communityservice@snma.org, with subject line "#SNMAServes [Region #: Chapter Name] Media"
Twitter: @snma
Instagram: @snma_official
Facebook: @snma.national

2) Monthly Service Protocols
All year
See the monthly-themed service events below! Feel free to complete the protocol in another month if that is more suitable for your chapter.

3) Community Service at AMEC 2019
April 18-20, 2019 (AMEC is April 17-21, 2019)
There are plenty of ways to engage with community service during AMEC! Present or view the wonderful service your chapter or region has conducted this academic year at the CSC Poster Forum. Help us positively impact the Philadelphia community by volunteering during a shift, potentially donating blood or registering to be a tissue/bone marrow donor, and bringing art supplies/ feminine hygiene items with you to AMEC to donate to those in need. Click here or scroll below for more info!

4) Community Service Committee (CSC) Poster Forum at AMEC 2019
April 18-19, 2019; Judging April 19th, Winners announced April 20th
Come present, observe, or judge chapter service events from across the U.S., Canada, and Caribbean! Scroll below for more information.

Announcements & Program Resources

I. #SNMAServes2x2 #AMEC2019 SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN

Click here to register to volunteer/donate at any/all AMEC service events!
Click here for more info and to view the AMEC Community Service PowerPoint Overview Presentation (includes all flyers and details on how to get involved). ALL are welcomed to serve the Philadelphia community- friends, partnering organizations, alum, AMEC attendee or not.

Each year at AMEC, the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) hosts a large community service event [Healthy Attitude Summit on Wednesday] and other smaller service events, to provide as many attendees as possible multiple opportunities to engage with and positively impact local community members and organizations. For our 55th anniversary, the National Community Service Committee's #SNMAServes2x2 #AMEC2019 Campaign hopes to accomplish this goal. Below you will find flyers for each of the service events this AMEC. More details can also be found in the AMEC 2019 Service Overview PowerPoint.

Thank you to the community members and organizations partnering with us in the Philadelphia area. We are humbled to work and serve with you. Thank you to all who have or will sign up to volunteer and/or donate their time and resources. Please help spread the word and encourage others to sign up as we continue "empowering the underserved through health equity" this administrative year.

Sincerely,
Kethelyne & Karri

Email us at communityservice@snma.org for any questions. Thank you!

II. NATIONAL SERVICE GRANT PROGRAM

Spring 2019 service grant applications cycle is now closed.

The purpose of the SNMA Community Service Grant Program is to encourage local chapters to develop student-initiated service projects. By providing financial assistance to our chapters, this program aims to increase participation in community service across the nation. Chapter projects should comply with the mission of the SNMA and should ideally seek to fulfill the National Health Education & Disease Prevention, Pipeline Programs Service Protocols or other National Service Protocols (see handbook and PowerPoint below). Any chartered SNMA chapter is eligible to apply. Up to two (2) chapters will be selected as recipients of a monetary award to aid their efforts.

III. NATIONAL COMMUNITY SERVICE COMMITTEE POSTER FORUM

Click HERE for DOCUMENT FORM (to email) or HERE for GOOGLE FORM (online submission) for the CSC Poster Forum applicaiton at AMEC. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes awarded. Applications due March 22nd at 11:59PM EST. Service Grant recipients must present at poster forum. We are no longer taking applications from non-Service Grant recipients.

Are you a regional community service liaison or a representative of your chapter already coming to AMEC and would like to present the service that your region/chapter has done in the 2018-2019 academic year on a national platform? Register (via DOCUMENT or GOOGLE FORM) for the CSC Poster Forum! Space is limited, so early submissions online or via PDF document to communityservice@snma.org with subject line "2019 CSC Poster Forum Applicaiton" is encouraged.

Would you like to see first-hand the amazing service events SNMA chapters and regions across the country are doing? Would you like to bring back some ideas to your chapter/region? Stop by the CSC poster forum at AMEC to learn more!

Intersted in judging posters? Please email communityservice@snma.org to learn more.

Applications are due March 22nd. Space is limited. Early submissions are encouraged. Apply today! Click on the flyer/ image to apply.

IV. NATIONAL COMMUNITY SERVICE PROTOCOLS

Our 2018 - 2019 Theme, Inspired by the 2018-2019 National President's Agenda, Is: "Empowering the Underserved Through Health Equity."

2018 - 2019 Protocol Handbook: Protocol Handbook

2018 - 2019 Protocol Introduction Presentation: Protocol Presentation

How Can My Chapter Participate?
SNMA chapters are encouraged to use these protocols on their campuses!
For more information and instructions on how your chapter can participate in SNMA protocols, please read the above Protocol Handbook and/or Presentation, contact your regional community service liaison, your regional director, or email us at communityservice@snma.org.

Deadlines / Reporting
Each quarter, SNMA chapters are required to submit Chapter Report Forms detailing activities. This helps us seek grants to help the regions and chapters continue service, as well as keep us abreast of SNMA activities nationwide. Submission deadlines are as follows: July 15th, October 15th, January 15th and April 15th.