Who Are We

In the face of poverty statistics both locally and internationally, a group of Mercer Service Scholars recognized that these numbers were not just numbers, but neighbors, community members and schoolchildren.

We pledged to mobilize a campaign on campus for Mercer students to contribute 10,000 hours of community service toward poverty alleviation or poverty prevention measures, including tutoring in Title I schools, where three-fourths of Macon’s public school students are educated.  

We also pledged to educate the entire student body about the causes of structural poverty, the stigma and myths associated with the poor, and—most importantly—what sustainable measures Mercerians and Maconites can take to bring resources, dignity, and hope to our fellow citizens.