UCLA Volunteer Day: 5,000 students to help improve sites in local community
By Claudia Luther and Elizabeth Kivowitz Boatright-Simon September 18, 2009 Category: Campus News, Student Affairs
On Tuesday, Sept. 22, UCLA Chancellor Gene Block will help launch the new UCLA Volunteer Center with the campus's first-ever Volunteer Day, a deployment of 5,000 incoming freshmen and transfer students to eight locations in Los Angeles to paint, garden, clean up and otherwise brighten those sites.
The Volunteer Center (http://volunteer.ucla.edu/) — an online gateway for civic participation that will be available to all Bruins, past and present — and the historic Volunteer Day are part of the chancellor's major initiative to expand upon UCLA's already strong tradition of service with the goal of making the university a national leader in volunteerism and encouraging UCLA students, faculty, staff and alumni to make a lifelong commitment to helping others. Volunteer Day is being sponsored by the Entertainment Industry Foundation.
WHEN | WHERE:
Gompers Middle School, 9:45 a.m.
500 students and Chancellor Block arrive at Gompers Middle School (234 E. 112th St., South Los Angeles) for painting and other school projects. (Note: Work continues until approximately noon.)
Lisa Paulsen, CEO, Entertainment Industry Foundation
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
Street parking is available on E. 112th Street, in front of the school.
Other volunteer sites, 10 a.m.–noon
Media are also welcome at the following sites, where students will paint, clean up, garden, assist with patients and perform other tasks:
- Griffith Park (Hollywood) — 1,000 students
- Point Dume State Beach (Malibu) — 1,000 students
- Kester Elementary School (5353 Kester Ave., Sherman Oaks) — 500 students
- University High School (11800 Texas Ave., West Los Angeles) — 500 students
- Contreras High School (322 Lucas Ave., Downtown Los Angeles) — 500 students
- Gratts Elementary (309 Lucas Ave., Downtown Los Angeles) — 500 students
- Veterans hospital and cemetery (West Los Angeles) — 500 students
Elizabeth Kivowitz Boatright-Simon, firstname.lastname@example.org
310-206-1458 (office) | 310-466-8769 (cell)
Claudia Luther, email@example.com
310-206-8258 (office) | 310-489-8942 (cell)