Alumni Service Day 2009
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.
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.
Andy Chen; Jason Dreifuss, '09; Growing Power representative; Brad Marzullo, '04; Tarun Chandran, '03.
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.
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.
Heal the Bay is a nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to making Southern California coastal waters safe and clean.
David Boyle, '02 and Toni Powell, '75 cleaning the beach and leaving "Nothin' But Sand!"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Volunteers landscaped at Independence Place, a community for 21 homeless and poor families with more than 60 children. Knight Elsberry, ‘97.
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.
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