On Saturday, September 28th, the Center for Community Engagement will kick-off an exciting year of service by sending hundreds of volunteers Into the Streets for one of the largest one-day service projects at the University of Cincinnati.
Into the Streets is an annual event during which UC students, faculty, and staff volunteer their time and effort to a range of service organizations across the region for a full day near the start of the academic year. Breakfast, lunch and transportation are provided for all volunteers!
Key partners for Into the Streets include Keep Cincinnati Beautiful and the Neighborhood Enhancement Program (NEP) which coordinate and integrate services and community redevelopment efforts. Efforts will be focused in the Carthage neighborhood to meet community-identified needs through the nationally acclaimed NEP program. This year Into the Streets will also team up with Building Hope in the City - Cincinnati.
Project sites and community partners for 2013 include:
What people said about Into the Streets:
Check out this time lapse video from Keep Cincinnati Beautiful with volunteers from Bond Hill and UC as they enhance a vacant building during a past Into the Streets. The mission of KCB is to educate and encourage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community environments.
Into the Streets is one of the largest UC community improvement efforts of the year. Projects from past years include everything from painting low-income housing, beautification projects, computer renovations, and other capacity building projects for area non-profits.