We are a service organization under Circle K International which is a part of the Kiwanis Family. We are one of 30+ districts in the Circle K family. The Southwest District is made up of Arizona, New Mexico and El Paso, Texas.
Currently, schools that make up our district include:
- Arizona State University
- Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell
- Grand Canyon University
- Northern Arizona University
- Ottawa University of Arizona
- University of Arizona
- University of New Mexico
- Western New Mexico University
What is Circle K International?
Circle K International (CKI)
is the premiere collegiate and university community service, leadership development, and friendship organization in the world. With more than 12,600 members in 17 nations, CKI is making a positive impact on the world every day.
Circle K clubs are organized and sponsored by a Kiwanis club on a college or university campus. CKI is a self-governing organization and elects its own officers, conducts its own meetings, and determines its own service activities.
CKI blends community service and leadership training with the opportunity to meet other college students around the world. Projects such as the Six Cents Initiative, CKI’s International fundraiser that aims to provide water to the 2.2 billion children worldwide who lack safe drinking water, bring CKI members together to make a difference in the world.
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Circle K International is one part of the larger Kiwanis family, which has branches for adult and youth members. All organizations in the Kiwanis family focus on serving communities and developing strong relationships between people.
Kiwanis International is one of the world's largest service organizations, with a primary focus on children. Kiwanis was established in 1915 and has participated in numerous projects to improve the lives of children worldwide. In partnership with UNICEF, Kiwanis has helped to combat iodine deficiency disorders and eliminate Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus. Kiwanis clubs also sponsor other K-Family organizations including CKI, Key Club, and Kiwanis Kids.
Key Club International is a worldwide service and leadership organization for high school students. Key Clubs are student-led and participate in projects to promote service and personal development. There are 265,000 members in Key Clubs throughout 31 countries.
Kiwanis Builders Club was chartered in 1975. The Club is a community-service program for junior high and middle school students. Builders Clubs focus on developing leadership through community service. Worldwide, Builders Club has more than 45,000 members.
Partners and Charities
The St. Baldrick's Foundation works to raise awareness of pediatric cancer, as well as funds to find new treatment options for patients. To date, St. Baldrick's has funded over $232 million in grants, funding more childhood cancer research than any organization aside from the US government. Check out https://www.stbaldricks.org/ for more information
CKI members help raise funds for the March of Dimes. March of Dimes is a program to raise awareness and reduce the rate of premature childbirths, which currently affect one in eight babies born in the United States. Check out www.MarchOfDimes.com for more information
UNICEF works to improve the lives of children in more than 190 countries around the world by providing medicine, access to clean water and nutritional food, and education. Kiwanis is currently working with UNICEF to complete the Eliminate Project, which has a goal of raising $110 million by 2015 to protect women and children from maternal and neonatal tetanus. More information on Eliminate is available at www.theEliminateProject.org
STUFH is a national non-profit organization aiming to feed people in need by collecting food at college campuses nationwide. STUFH also aims to build a sense of camaraderie and community through cooperation and aid. See www.stufh.org for more information
Better World Books is an online bookstore. For every book sold through the website, another book is donated to people in need. Clubs can earn money by organizing book drives for Better World Books. Go to www.BetterWorldBooks.com for more information
Up with People is a global organization focused on bringing the world together through service and music. The 100-member student cast participates in meaningful service projects and completes a one-week community visit with a professionally produced musical group. More information on Up with People is available at www.upwithpeople.org/
Vision Partner Nickelodeon inspires kids to take action and make a difference in the world. This television network educates children while also entertaining them - a term they refer to as "edutainment." More information can be found at www.nick.com/