The multicultural and community engagement center at Glendale Community College is partnering with the School on Wheels organization for the annual “Pack-a-Backpack” drive. The items collected are given to School on Wheels to distribute to homeless school children in the community. The drive continues through Sept. 30. Items needed include backpacks, calculators, pencils, erasers, ruled paper, binders, graphing paper, composition books and highlighters. For more information about the drive, call (818) 240-1000, Ext. 5580, or go to glendale.edu/mcec. The drive is coordinated each year by the center as an annual tribute to the 9/11 Patriot Day. Each semester, nonprofit organizations are invited to campus to meet students and recruit volunteers. The event is open to the public. More than 25 nonprofits will be at Plaza Vaquero from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 17 to discuss volunteer opportunities. The event is organized by the multicultural and community engagement center. The Los Angeles Writers Reading Series at Glendale Community College will present a reading by award-winning poet Anne Boyer at 12:20 p.m. on Oct. 3 in the student center on campus. Boyer was appointed the 2...