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“Into the Streets” preview: Get out of bed and get involved

Danielle Kreider
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Students, faculty, staff, clubs and organizations get out of bed on April 20 and into the streets!
Paint a room, fix a fence, beautify a city park, tend a flower garden, visit with elderly residents, play games with disabled children.
The event is being hosted by Millersville University. It is a national initiative designed to introduce more students to thoughtful community service-learning and to provide a learning experience that will challenge them to volunteer on a regular basis.
Anyone interested in participating should meet at 8 a.m. at the Student Memorial Center and will then be traveling to various places throughout Lancaster City.
Hundreds of nonprofit organizations throughout Lancaster County will take part in the event with a range of volunteer activities.
The event got started in December 1990, with help from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, 77 student leaders and representatives of national service organizations came together in Washington, D.C., to design a national “Into the Streets” program for 1991 and beyond.
The planning of “Into the Streets” has been guided by successful models of many different colleges and an event of the same name at the COOL conference in 1989.
If interested in participating, e-mail your contact information to volunteer.central@millersville.edu (include your full name and phone number).