On the day before fall semester classes began, incoming first-year and transfer students participated in service projects in the neighborhoods that surround Augsburg’s campus.
City Service Day has become an Augsburg tradition that not only helps students learn about the community but also introduces them to organizations where they can continue to serve and learn throughout their education.
The Star Tribune’s Jenna Ross followed AugSem X to Matthews Community Center and talked with Auggies including our own President Pribbenow. Read the front-page story: Starting out and giving back.
More than 400 students and student leaders, faculty, and President’s Cabinet members volunteered at 23 schools and community organizations. They contributed more than 1,500 service hours by cleaning, painting, gardening, and more at the following sites:
In the Heart of the Beast Theatre
Korean Peace Garden
Brian Coyle Community Center
Dowling Environmental School
Holy Rosary Church
Matthew’s Park and Recreation Center
Seward Montessori School
Cedar Cultural Center
MN Center for Media Arts
MN Indian Women’s Resource Center
Seward Community Support Program
Bethany Lutheran Church
Midtown Greenway Coalition