Baylor University Steppin’ Out to Serve the Waco Community April 8April 5, 2017
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WACO, Texas (April 5, 2017) – Every semester, the Baylor community ‘steps out’ to help the surrounding areas by sending hundreds of students to participate in a day full of service events.
This semester’s Steppin’ Out will be held Saturday April 8, when groups of students will disperse to the greater-Waco community to enhance student awareness, interaction and collaboration between Baylor University and the Waco community.
Around 2,000 volunteers will spend the day helping homeowners with projects, such as painting houses and yard clean-up, and working with local non-profits and events such as Art on Elm, World Hunger Relief and Keep Waco Beautiful.
“Our Steppin’ Out executive committee comprised entirely of students, has worked incredibly hard to prepare for this semester’s event to build new partnerships and figure out ways in which we can best serve the Greater Waco community on the day of Steppin’ Out and beyond,” said Macy Warburton, coordinator for community service for Community Engagement and Service (CES) at Baylor University.
Steppin’ Out is one of the largest community service projects on an American college campus and is nationally recognized for its commitment to service.
Sponsors for this semester include Brothers Management, Baylor Dining Services, W Promotions, Baylor University Student Government and Sherwin-Williams.
“Our hope is that even after the day of Steppin’ Out is over, students will want to continue serving their community,” Warburton said.
For more information, visit the CES website.
by Kelsey Dehnel, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805
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