More than 200 Indiana University of Pennsylvania students
will provide community service at six sites on October 8, 2016, for the fall Into the
The Office of Service Learning in the Career
and Professional Development Center 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.
IUP has been recognized by the President’s Higher
Education Community Service Honor Roll 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
Agencies being served are the Indiana Community Garden (cleanup and
preparing for winter, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.; Evergreen Conservancy (cleanup and
signs), 9:00 a.m.–noon; Indiana Alliance Church (cleanup), 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.;
IndiKids (cleanup of playground and garden), 8:00 a.m.–noon; Downtown Indiana
(cleanup of Philadelphia Street), 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; and Indiana Garden Club
(preparing gardens for winter), 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
IUP’s Office of Service Learning will host a
picnic for volunteers and agency representatives from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on
the lawn in front of Pratt Hall. Romeo’s Pizzeria and Mediterranean Kitchens will
donate food for the picnic.