Alumni Service Day 2009


Chicago

Close to 30 volunteers teamed up with Growing Power, Inc. by composting and weeding their Chicago Avenue Garden, a traditional community garden with free plots allocated to individual gardeners. Harpreet Khera, '04, team co-leader.

Chicago

Charles Koers, friend of Michigan Law.

Chicago

The garden is designed to create dialogue, community engagement and empowerment as well as introduce a source for fresh, safe, healthy, homegrown produce to the community. Allison Levy, '04.

Chicago

Andy Chen; Jason Dreifuss, '09; Growing Power representative; Brad Marzullo, '04; Tarun Chandran, '03.

Chicago

Front row: Tarun Chandran, '03; Jason Dreifuss, '09; Pranav Kotheri, Brad Marzullo, '04; Nina Jagtap, Walter Calhoun, '83; Joel Flaxman, '07; Growing Power representative; Jenny Baker, '01; Back row: Neal Jagtap, '07.

Los Angeles

Though they were the smallest group on our national day of service, that didn’t stop the volunteers that came out to represent Michigan Law by volunteering with Heal the Bay during their "Nothin' But Sand" beach cleanup at TOES Beach in Playa del Rey. Laura Gray, Office of Development and Alumni Relations; Toni Powell, '75; Ravi Kristin; Kelly O'Donnell, '01, team leader; David Boyle, '02; Tiffany Siart, '01; Jango Sircus.

Los Angeles

Heal the Bay is a nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to making Southern California coastal waters safe and clean.

Los Angeles

David Boyle, '02 and Toni Powell, '75 cleaning the beach and leaving "Nothin' But Sand!"

Los Angeles

David Boyle, '02 keeps a tally on collected items while his fellow alums and friends collect trash that would otherwise end up polluting the water.

Los Angeles

A successful beach cleanup!

New York

Over a dozen volunteers representing Michigan Law helped Publicolor, a nonprofit organization that paints at various public schools in the boroughs of New York City. Their volunteer day helped to transform JHS 292 in Brooklyn. Jenny Chen, '06, team co-leader.

New York

Barbara Mendelson, '81, team co-leader works with a Publicolor student volunteer. The day included an informal mentoring aspect as volunteers were paired with a junior high or high school student and encouraged to discuss their careers and education choices.

New York

Allan Horowitz, '60.

New York

Hays Ellison, '97.

New York

Malak Hamwi, '09.

New York

Publicolor's mission includes improving education in youth by promoting an imaginative use of color in school buildings. Supported by volunteers, they transform at least nine struggling schools every year.

Washington D.C.

Despite the wet weather and cold temperatures, almost 20 volunteers representing Michigan Law worked with SOME (So Others May Eat) a community-based organization that provides care to the homeless and extremely poor citizens in the District of Columbia. Israel Moya, '09; Anna Haac, '06; Knight Elsberry, '97; Jennifer Whitfield, '07; Jacob Russin, '01; Amy Liu, '02, team leader; Katie Marcusse, '09; Jordan Marcusse, Jessica Thibodeau, '09; David Cho, '09.

Washington D.C.

Jacob Russin, JD '01; Amy Liu, '02, team leader.

Washington D.C.

Volunteers landscaped at Independence Place, a community for 21 homeless and poor families with more than 60 children. Knight Elsberry, ‘97.

Washington D.C.

Jennifer Whitfield, '07 and Anna Haac, '06.

San Francisco

Volunteers in San Francisco worked with Project Open Hand, a nonprofit organization which provides food and nourishment to people with serious illness and to seniors in San Francisco and Alameda County. Mitoshi Fujio-White, '07, team co-leader; Caitlin Bair, '07; Chi-Chi Onyeagbako, '05; Coulter Boeschen, '03; Adie Sherwood, '07; Project Open Hand Rep; Amy Lehman, '00; Clara Jung, '09; Project Open Hand Rep; Carol Helzberg; Richard Helzberg, '65, team co-leader; Sam Zun, '09.

San Francisco

Richard Helzberg, '65, team co-leader and a Project Open Hand Rep.

San Francisco

Coulter Boeschen, '03.

San Francisco

Amy Lehman, '00 "grocery shopping" for a client with a Project Open Hand Rep.

San Francisco

Bulk food at Project Open Hand ready for sorting and distribution.

San Francisco

Project Open Hand was preparing for a fundraising event and needed assistance with a mailing for 3,000 individuals. Conversation flowed, and participants were able to get updates on the Michigan game throughout! Sam Zun, '09; Clara Jung, '09; Caitling Bair, '07; Adie Sherwood, '07.

 

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