UNCG Campus Weekly

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Eleven sites, service projects at Spartan Service Day

083116Feature_SpartanServiceNearly 200 UNCG students spent their Saturday morning serving the greater Greensboro community at the 10th annual Spartan Service Day last weekend.

Students worked at 11 sites across the city and surrounding area, including the Greensboro Children’s Museum, Peacehaven Farm and BackPack Beginnings.

New service project sites included Grove Street Community Garden in the nearby Glenwood neighborhood. The student staff of the Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness partnered with neighborhood members to plant flowers, spread wood chips and build a pallet compost bin, a project that also serves as the culminating event of the Kaplan Center’s grand opening week celebration.

“Including a day of service as part of Rawkin’ Welcome Week is a wonderful reflection of our university motto of ‘Service’” said Kristina Snader, assistant director for community engagement in UNCG’s Office of Leadership and Service-Learning (OLSL). “Spartan Service Day is a great way to kick off the semester and contribute something meaningful to the community.”

Spartan Service Day is one of two annual, university-wide days of service. Both Spartan Service Day and MLK Service Day, held in January, are sponsored by OLSL.

Additionally, OLSL will host its annual Volunteer & Service-Learning Fair on Tuesday, Sept. 6, in the Elliott University Center’s Cone Ballroom.

By Alyssa Bedrosian

Photo of Delta Sigma Pi students at the Greensboro Children’s Museum, by Martin W. Kane.