IUP Students Head ‘Into the Streets’ to Help Local Organizations

Posted on 9/25/2014 11:26:23 AM

Approximately 150 Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) students have volunteered to give their time to 15 different organizations in Indiana, PA on the morning of Saturday, September 27, 2014.

The Office of Service Learning at IUP organizes this biannual event, which is part of a national program to encourage university members to be active in their local communities. Each fall and spring, the office invites local nonprofit organizations to apply for help from students.

Watch a news package about Into the Streets IUP has been recognized by the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the last six years for exemplary service efforts.  Students record close to 150,000 hours of volunteer service during a typical academic year. Using the current national minimum wage, those hours would be valued at more than $1 million.

This is the 12th year for the program at IUP.

Romeo’s Pizzeria and Mediterranean Kitchens will donate pizza for a picnic for the student volunteers and agencies participating in the day, held from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the Indiana County Courthouse lawn.

Students will be working at the following agencies:

  • Alice Paul House, undisclosed location
  • Birthright of Indiana County, 271 Philadelphia Street
  • Beacon Ridge, 1515 Wayne Avenue
  • Downtown Indiana, Inc., 39 North 7th Street
  • East Pike Elementary School, 501 East Pike
  • Evergreen conservancy, Tanoma
  • Horace Mann Elementary School, 205 South 5th Street
  • Indiana County Community Action Program, various locations
  • Indiana Community Garden, Mack Park
  • Indiana Players, 725 Philadelphia Street
  • Jimmy Stewart Museum, 835 Philadelphia Street
  • Lifesteps, 1455 Church Street
  • Salvation Army, 635 Water Street
  • YMCA, 60 North Ben Franklin Road

Students who have not yet signed up can still participate by showing up at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday morning at the HUB.

Learn more about Into the Streets.