2015 UofL Day of Service

4/17/15 UofL Day of Service

Several dozen UofL employees spent the day April 17, 2015 volunteering as part of the first UofL Day of Service. Buses took the employees to one of three sites: California Community Center and Park, Victory Park and the YMCA Safe Place, where a vegetable garden was installed. Watch video here. View photos here.

Friday, April 17th 8:30am-5pm. Various sites - Leaves from Grawemeyer Hall
As part of the our commitment to community engagement, UofL allows staff to take one day off a year to volunteer in the community. While employees are allowed to take any day of their choosing, the Office of Community Engagement is organizing a special UofL Day of Service for April 17, 2015. While we are focusing this Day of Service around staff; faculty and students are also welcome to participate if schedules permit. Employees who opt to participate (subject to supervisor approval) in the April 17 event will have several sites as options, including the YMCA Safe Place (2400 Crittenden Dr), where volunteers will collaborate in the design and planting of raised bed gardens for their Peace Gardens and Urban Agriculture Initiative. Other sites are in West Louisville, where UofL has had a longtime commitment to service through the Signature Partnership Initiative. Transportation, food, and materials will be provided.