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2017 EVMS Community Impact Day

This event is closed. If you have any questions, please contact the event planner directly.


  • When

  • Saturday, August 12, 2017
    8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Eastern Time Zone

  • Where

  • Jones Institute Atrium

Overview of EVMS Community Impact Day

EVMS is one of the only medical schools in the nation founded by the community, for the community. Our mission is to become the most community-oriented school of medicine and health professions in the United States.

In keeping with EVMS’ mission, incoming students participate in “Community Impact Day,” a meaningful outreach with P.B. Young Elementary School in Norfolk. This community service project will contribute to the experiential learning of our students while improving the health and wellness of Hampton Roads.


  • To partner with a local organization who will be positively impacted by the outreach and service efforts of EVMS and its students
  • To engage EVMS students in an introductory, but meaningful, service project that will contribute to their experiential learning while helping to improve the health and wellbeing of Hampton Roads
  • To demonstrate the importance of our commitment to this mission by engaging the entire incoming student body in a community service outreach upon their arrival at EVMS
  • To create interdisciplinary team building opportunities for our students in alignment with our strategic curriculum priorities
  • To introduce EVMS students to the issues relating to social justice, equity and determinants of health within a community as a basis for future discussion and learning

EVMS Impact Teams

Teams will be comprised of one EVMS facilitator and approximately 10 incoming students from programs in both the Schools of Medicine and Health Professions. A coordinator from P.B. Young Elementary will also be assigned to each EVMS Impact Team to provide onsite instruction, project-specific supplies, and oversight of the team’s work.


Dress is casual. Students, please wear comfortable shoes and the t-shirt provided. Khakis, jeans or shorts of appropriate length are acceptable attire. You may pick up t-shirts on Friday, August 11 from 8:00 am until 9:30 am in the Jones Institute Atrium. You may also pick it up the morning of Saturday, August 12 in the same location.

Assigned Projects

P.B. Young Elementary School had identified their list of needs and priorities for our service project. Each EVMS Impact Team will be assigned a project that may include the following types of activities:

  • preparing, cleaning and organizing classrooms for the upcoming school year
  • assembling student backpacks with school supplies
  • decorating classrooms and bulletin boards

About P.B. Young Elementary School

Located in downtown Norfolk, the students of P.B. Young Elementary range from pre-kindergarten to fifth grade. With high expectations and the commitment to excellence, Principal, Dr. Dwana P. White relies on the support of the community partnerships and parental involvement to help each child meet their full potential.

United For Children

This community service project came about from a partnership between EVMS, Norfolk Public School System and The United Way, as part of the United for Children initiative. United for Children is a coalition of cross-sector public-private partners focused on driving educational success in our poorest children to break the cycle of poverty, ultimately developing successful, self-sufficient adults of character.

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