Want To Help Change The World? There’s An App For That.


Image courtesy of Helper Helper.

Student-athletes at Academy of Art University are competing in something other than sports this fall semester. The Academy and 119 colleges and universities from across the country are competing not just for wins and losses, but for something much more impactful, community service hours.

Through the NCAA Team Works™ Competition, 120 NCAA schools from Division I, II & III will be participating in the largest community service competition in the history of college athletics. Over 40,000 student-athletes in 38 states will be challenged to see what school can do the most good for their respective community.

During the 3-month competition, Academy student-athletes will be using the Helper Helper app to find volunteer opportunities and track their community service efforts. For the month of September, the Urban Knights found themselves in the top spot of the Division II competition.


Image courtesy of Helper Helper.


Image courtesy of Helper Helper.

“After speaking with Helper Helper at the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Convention, I knew that Academy of Art University student-athletes would thrive with this app,” said Director of Athletics Colin Preston. “Community engagement is extremely important not only to me, our student-athletes, and coaches, but our university as a whole. We are excited to continue to give back to the Bay Area community this season and beyond.”

At the end of the fall semester, NCAA Team Works™ and Helper Helper will recognize outstanding schools for their commitment to volunteerism and community service.

For more information on Helper Helper or the NCAA Team Works™ Competition, please visit: | @HelperHelperApp |