IUP Students to Take Part in Day of Service, October 8

Posted on 10/6/2016 3:59:00 PM

More than 200 Indiana University of Pennsylvania students will provide community service at six sites on October 8, 2016, for the fall Into the Streets event.

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 million.

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.