What: UTEP’s Project MOVE day of service
When: 9:15 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, March 1
Where: UTEP’s Glory Field and various community sites
A record number of UTEP volunteers will assist at a record number of job sites during this year’s Project MOVE, The University of Texas at El Paso’s annual day of service.
More than 1,600 students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends will work alongside community partners at about 80 locations around the Paso del Norte region. Some of this year’s projects include painting, landscaping, repairing dog kennels, assisting with youth sports programs, highway and community cleanups, and enhancements to neighborhood skating areas.
Organizers said they continue to register students and could reach their goal of 2,014 volunteers for this year’s Centennial version of Project MOVE, which stands for Miner Opportunities for Volunteer Experiences. The University is celebrating its 100th birthday in 2014.
The day will start with a short pep rally at 9:15 a.m. at UTEP’s Glory Field. It will include food, music and speeches by Gary Edens, Ed.D., vice president for student affairs, and Sandra Braham, Ed.D., CEO of the YWCA El Paso del Norte Region. Volunteers will travel to their job sites and work from about 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Among the more visual Project MOVE activities include:
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