Outreach in the Community

By UM News

Outreach in the Community

By UM News
First-year and transfer students dedicate their Saturday to volunteerism, service in the local Miami community.

As the finale to a spirited ‘Cane Kickoff week dedicated to events welcoming new students to the University of Miami and the City of Coral Gables, students participated in “Orientation Outreach” on Saturday, August 27, the first service event of the academic year organized by the Division of Student Affairs’ William R. Butler Center for Volunteer Service and Leadership Development.

A total of 177 students volunteered 1,050 hours of service to help transform the community and enhance childhood learning at Earlington Heights Elementary School in Brownsville. Projects included installing a vegetable garden, building and planting a butterfly garden, and beautifying the building.

The Butler Center partnered with Streamline Miami, a nonprofit agency dedicated to breaking barriers by supporting education in urban areas.