Duquesne students will be cleaning up S. Side on Sat.
Duquesne University will hold a community service day on Saturday, April 8 during which time students will work on community projects alongside residents in both the South Side and Hill District neighborhoods.
Planning has been extensive with Duquesne University staff meeting with residents about projects and students working with local restaurants so there will be food available for volunteers after the projects are completed.
An important focus for Duquesne on this day is the interaction between students and residents. With 1,100 students living on South Side and others visiting the neighborhood every weekend, this day is an opportunity for students to learn why residents have made the neighborhood their home and for residents to learn about the students’ majors and interests.
Most projects this Saturday will revolve around spring cleanup. If residents are interested in working with the students, they should plan on arriving at the parking lot on 18th and Carson at 9 a.m. As students arrive, assignments will be given.
Afterwards, student and neighborhood volunteers are welcome to return to the parking lot for lunch compliments of Duquesne University and local restaurants.