More than 200 students, faculty and staff from the University of Hartford will volunteer throughout the city during the University’s second annual “Hawks Helping Hartford” Day of Service on Friday, April 27. Some groups will work on service projects at shelters, food pantries and local non-profits while others will clean up streets and parks in Hartford. There are 19 projects in all.
Please note: not all sites are open to media coverage. The media is invited to cover the projects taking place at the following locations from noon until 3 p.m.:
• Riverside Park, 20 Leibert Road, Hartford: Three dozen volunteers will meet at the Riverfront Boathouse to assist Riverfront Recapture in cleaning up the park and painting over graffiti.
• Albany Avenue, Hartford: Three dozen volunteers will pick up litter along Albany Ave. in the Clay Arsenal and Upper Albany neighborhoods. The group will start the project at the eastern end of Albany Ave. and will work its way west.
• South Park Inn, 75 Main Street, Hartford: A dozen volunteers will help with spring cleaning at the South Park Inn, which provides temporary and long-term housing and supportive services.
• Hartford Areas Rally Together (HART), 385 Washington St., Hartford: A dozen volunteers will plant flowers and help with spring cleaning at HART, a community organization working in Hartford neighborhoods to strengthen community and address issues affecting residents and organizations.
The Day of Service is organized by the University’s Center for Community Service, which recently earned a spot on the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The Honor Roll recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities.