Claremont McKenna College's incoming freshmen and transfer students as well as alumni volunteers will kick off the new school year with a community service project to beautify the campus of Claremont High School from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Monday, August 31. Claremont High is located at 1601 N. Indian Hill Blvd. in Claremont.
"We believe community service is an essential part of every student's education," says W. Torrey Sun, vice president and dean of students. "It gives students not only the opportunity to help, but to learn. An additional benefit of community service is that it brings diverse students together to share a common experience working together for a shared goal. Furthermore, it helps students develop a deeper appreciation for the local community beyond the colleges."
The students and volunteers will be planting flowers, trimming bushes, cleaning out flower beds, and helping with other ground maintenance work.
The beautification project is sponsored by Claremont McKenna College and the Claremont Unified School District. This will be the first community service event of the year. The Claremont McKenna College Dean of Students Office helps to coordinate a service project to kick off every new year. Students, faculty, and staff participate in a very active program of community service throughout the year, including volunteer tutoring, fundraising, food drives, blood drives, among many other activities.
For more information about this or other community service projects, contact Diana Seder, director of community service at Claremont McKenna College. Her telephone number is (909) 607-7038.
Claremont McKenna College is an independent liberal arts college educating leaders in business and public affairs. CMC enrolls 1000 students and is a member of The Claremont Colleges.