CMU students pitch in on South Side


October 10, 2017

CMU students outside of the South Side Welcome Center before heading out to remove litter from South Side.

A team of 20 CMU students came to South Side on Saturday, Oct. 7as part of Carnegie Mellon University's 1000plus day of service initiative.

The goal of 1000plus day of service is to get 1,000 CMU volunteers to perform community service work throughout Pittsburgh. Coordinated with the South Side Chamber of Commerce, the volunteers met at the South Side Welcome Center to get an overview of the Historic East Carson Street business district.

With two CMU site leaders and a team of 10 volunteers on each side of East Carson Street, they cleaned up from S. 10th to S. 25th Streets, collecting and bagging litter from East Carson Street sidewalks, curbsides, parklets and adjacent side streets.

Candice Gonzalez, executive director of the Chamber, said they were a cheerful group, and did a great job cleaning up South Side, particularly on StepTrek day when many people discovered the 68 sets of public stairs and the 65-acre park on the South Side Slopes.


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