Minneapolis-based nonprofits will receive $25,647 worth of service work on Sept. 2 from more than 420 Augsburg College students. The students, in partnership with faculty and alumni, will donate 1,055 hours of work to more than 25 organizations as part of the 17th annual Augsburg College City Service Day.
- 12:30 p.m.: Students depart Augsburg College campus to travel by light rail, bus, and foot to site locations
- 1:15 p.m.: Students arrive at sites
- 1:30-3:30 p.m.: Students perform volunteer work at sites ranging from making honey, urban farming, and lake clean up to helping teachers prepare their classrooms, conduct recreational activities with youths, and clean and/or move offices and facilities.
Several locations this year are new and offer rich photo opportunities, including:
- The Beez Kneez, 2204 Minnehaha Ave.: Honey making, clean up (Augsburg College President Paul Pribbenow working at this site)
- Stones Throw Urban Farm, 2820 15th Ave. S.: Farming projects
- Powderhorn Park (2 groups), 3400 15th Ave. S.: Lake and park clean up
- Matthew’s Center (2 groups), 2318 29th Ave. S.: Youth recreation activities
(Full list available upon request)
- According to Independent Sector, the value of an average hour of volunteer work in Minnesota in 2013 was $24.31. (independentsector.org)
- City Service Day is in its 17th year and is an annual kick-off of the academic year designed to connect incoming students with one another and within their areas of study, familiarize students with the Cedar-Riverside and neighboring communities, and ask students to live out the College mission.
Augsburg College is set in a vibrant neighborhood at the heart of the Twin Cities, and offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate degrees to nearly 4,000 students of diverse backgrounds. Augsburg College educates students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders. The Augsburg experience is supported by an engaged community that is committed to intentional diversity in its life and work. An Augsburg education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, and shaped by its urban and global settings.