http://youtu.be/rgNTBSUYKJIBefore classes began at the Brown School, students, faculty and staff went out into the St. Louis area Aug. 25 for the annual Brown School Community Service Day. The event wrapped up a week of orientation by providing students, faculty and staff the opportunity to engage with local community organizations in service projects. “It’s nice to start off the year ‘walking the walk,’” says Melissa Jonson-Reid, PhD, professor at the Brown School. Gateway Greening, an organization that promotes community gardens throughout the St. Louis area, was one of 21 sites across the city to which service was provided. There, Brown School volunteers worked on landscaping and painting. They also organized a library, created a community room and organized donated materials. Video by Clark Bowen.