More than 200 students, faculty and staff from the University of Hartford will help their neighbors and their neighborhood during the University’s first “Hawks Helping Hartford” Day of Service on Friday, April 8. Volunteers will work on projects at churches, shelters, and other non-profits in the Hartford area and will clean up local streets and parks.
Not all sites are open to media coverage. The media is invited to cover the projects taking place from noon until 3 p.m. at the following sites:
• Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, 300 Columbus Blvd., Hartford: 80 U of H volunteers will work with Riverfront Recapture to mulch, clean flower beds, and weed along the riverfront.
• Albany Avenue: 40 volunteers will pick up litter along Albany Ave. in the Upper Albany and Clay Arsenal neighborhoods. A group of 20 will start working near Blue Hills Ave. while the other group will begin the project near Main St.
• Everybody Wins! CT, 30 Arbor St. #23, Hartford: Students will paint and organize the library and redesign office space at this not-for-profit organization that provides reading enrichment programs for young children.
• Northwest Boys & Girls Club, 1 Nahum Drive, Hartford: A dozen people will clean and decorate the club.
The University volunteers will return to campus for a barbeque celebration at the Gengras Student Union at 3:30 p.m. For more information, please contact the Matt Blocker, director of the Center for Community Service, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860.768.5409.