Students, Community Come Together for Day of Service
April 27, 2012
Office of Communications
About 80 University of Massachusetts Boston students, faculty, staff, and community members joined Project Serve Saturday, April 21, for the annual Spring Into Action: Day of Service.
Working with organizations such as Alliance for Animals, the Boys & Girls Club, Building Bridges through Music, Casa Nueva Vida, Chinatown Cultural Center Committee, COGDesign, Eastern Service Workers Association, Hyde Square Task Force, Serving Ourselves Farm, and the Walter Denney Youth Center, students, staff, and community members worked on painting, gardening, and remodeling projects. The volunteers also served meals to the homeless, canvassed neighborhoods to raise awareness about affordable housing, and worked with youth.
Joane Guillet, a senior from Boston, is the program coordinator for Project Serve, which is part of UMass Boston’s Office of Student Leadership and Community Engagement.
“Days of Service allow the university to directly affect the community in which we go to school and work, the volunteers to build a better understanding of Boston's need, and the community to feel an increased sense of support,” Guillet says.
Guillet adds that after the event, volunteers said that they were already looking forward to participating next year.