The Day of Service is the first time the class of 2016 will step out into the community as a group. This opportunity for service not only engages them within the City of Columbia but is also one of their first opportunities to begin creating a community among their peers. In addition to learning about the needs of the community, the students will also learn about their classmates and themselves.
The service sites include:
Affordable Housing Resources
Project: Students will participate in landscaping and yard work at one of the rental properties.
Agape’ Senior Residences
Project: Students will engage in activities with residents including games, conversation, singing, etc., at the Harbison, Kathwood, Lexington, and West Columbia locations.
Project: Students will participate with the Square Foot Gardening Foundation in relocating and expanding the on-campus Square-Foot vegetable gardens.
The Free Medical Clinic
Project: Students will assist in filing charts, entering and verifying client data, etc.
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Project: Students will participate in various tasks, such as cleaning, pricing, organizing, and sorting donated items.
Project: Students will participate in a Makeover Day with residents, including a tea and photo shoot.
Richland County Public Library
Project: Students will assist with cleaning, organizing, and shelving the books in the Children’s Room.
Project: Students will work in organizing or cleaning areas, such as the kitchen, clothing closet, yard, etc.
(check back for more photos from all the service sites!)