More than 1,000 WUSTL volunteers help out at area schools

More than 1,000 Washington University in St. Louis
students, faculty and staff are taking part in Service First Saturday, Sept. 1.
This community service event, held annually on the Saturday of Labor Day
weekend, is an opportunity for new students to volunteer with area public

Service First is sending about 100 students to each of
the 13participating schools, where they will participate in a number of
projects, such as painting indoor and outdoor murals, creating bulletin boards
and preparing classrooms. The projects are developed in collaboration with
school principals and their staffs. WUSTL staff and faculty provide on-site
leadership and support.

Participating schools include: (from St. Louis Public
Schools) Ashland Elementary, Fanning Middle, Gateway STEM High School, Hamilton Elementary, Nance
Elementary, Pamoja Preparatory Academy at Cole Elementary, Patrick Henry
Downtown Academy, Stix Early Childhood Center and Washington Montessori; (from
University City) Brittany Woods Middle School, Jackson Park Elementary and
University City High School; and KIPP Inspire Academy.

Immediately following the day’s events, a Community
Service Fair open to all students will be held from 4-6 p.m. on the Clock Tower
Plaza on the South 40.

The Community Service Office coordinates the event. For
more information, visit the office’s website.