Community-service day for first-year students
Sept. 30, 2009
KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University is organizing a Fall Into the Streets community-service day that will send hundreds of first-year students into the Kalamazoo community to help with a variety of worthwhile projects.
The Fall Into the Streets initiative is being reintroduced after a successful Spring Into the Streets event was reintroduced this past March. This fall's day is set for Saturday, Oct. 10, and will involve nearly 450 students and instructors from 23 sections of WMU's First-Year Seminar class.
Fall Into the Streets carries the theme: "Try it for a day, you may love it for a lifetime." It is a collaboration between the University's Student Activities and Leadership Programs and First-Year Experience Programs offices.
Participants will be serving at their designated sites in shifts from 7 a.m. until late in the afternoon. Area organizations where students will be volunteering are:
For more information, contact Michelle Nickerson, Student Activities and Leadership Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (269) 387-2475.
Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, email@example.com