Eastfield Serves Community Through Day of Service

(Mesquite, TX) ­– Eastfield College had over 300 employees working with 200 different community agencies and organizations during the Dallas County Community College District’s Day of Service, held February 18. Day of Service is a district-wide event dedicated to volunteering and bettering our community.

“Since the founding of the Dallas County Community College District, service has been one of our core values,” said Dr. Wright Lassiter, Chancellor, of the Day of Service. Service Learning has become a major component of the academic thrust of the district. The colleges had a unique and unusual opportunity to demonstrate that value and commitment to the larger Dallas community with the Day of Service.

The following are organizations Eastfield employee's volunteer for located in Mesquite:

  • Bradfield House
  • Christian Care Center, Mesquite Campus
  • CP Preparatory School
  • First Baptist Church
  • Gethsemene Baptist Church
  • Mesquite Day School- Headstart
  • Heritage Place of Mesquite
  • Jonathan’s Place
  • Keep Mesquite Beautiful
  • Meals on Wheels
  • McKenzie Elementary
  • Mesquite Academy
  • Mesquite Baptist Academy
  • Mesquite Animal Shelter
  • Mesquite Chamber of Commerce
  • Mesquite Cumberland Presbyterian Church
  • Mesquite ISD Clothes Closet
  • Mesquite Rehabilitation Institute at Mesquite Specialty Hospital
  • Mesquite Social Services Food Pantry and Thrift Shop
  • Range Elementary
  • Sharing Life Community Outreach
  • Shiloh Terrace Baptist Church
  • Thompson Elementary
  • VNA Hospice
  • The Waterford at Mesquite
Christian Care Center
Christian Care Center

Eastfield employees who volunteered at Christian Care Center worked with the residents on their Life Bio projects; the Life Bio project is an effort to capture and record memories about residents’ family, career and childhood.

Keep Mesquite Beautiful
Keep Mesquite Beautiful

Volunteers spend the morning loading items from KMB’s storage unit into a truck and then unloading at another storage unit.

The Waterford
The Waterford

The residents of The Waterford were treated to a yo-yo demonstration and piano music presented by the Eastfield Piano Club (students) volunteers. Additionally, the dining area was decorated with a Mardi Gras theme and help was provided in the kitchen by volunteers. 

For more information on Day of Service, contact Sharon Cook at 972-860-7629 or via email at scook@dcccd.edu.

Eastfield College, one of the seven Dallas County Community Colleges, is located at 3737 Motley Drive in Mesquite, just north of I-30.