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Hundreds of University of Hartford students, faculty, and staff will volunteer throughout the city of Hartford during the University’s third annual “Hawks Helping Hartford” Day of Service on Friday, April 5.
University volunteers will complete more than a dozen community service projects, including cleaning up streets and parks, planting and mulching along Hartford's riverfront, serving food at soup kitchens, repairing a Little League field, and delivering furniture to a formerly homeless family moving into their new home.
Volunteers were asked to sign up in advance. A limited number of walk-ins will be accepted Friday on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Konover Campus Center.
"Hawks Helping Hartford" will begin with a kickoff event at 10:30 a.m. at Konover. Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra is scheduled to speak at 11 a.m. Volunteers will then set out for their designated community service project sites. The day will end with a barbecue for participants at 3:30 p.m. back on campus.
The Hawks Helping Hartford Day of Service is organized by the University’s Center for Community Service and the Student Government Association. The Center for Community Service recently earned a spot on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the fourth year. The Honor Roll highlights colleges and universities solving community problems and placing more students on lifelong paths of civic engagement, and recognizes institutions that achieve meaningful, measureable outcomes in the communities they serve.