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Not your typical first day of college

city_serviceOn 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:

Simpson Shelter

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

People’s Center

Trinity Congregation

Bedlam Theatre

Cedar Cultural Center

Waite House

Rose Ensemble

MN Center for Media Arts

MN Indian Women’s Resource Center

Seward Community Support Program

Bethany Lutheran Church

Midtown Greenway Coalition

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