Erin Blasko | April 26, 2019
University of Notre Dame students will engage in a variety of service projects Saturday (April 27) as part of the 10th annual Back the Bend, a service event led by Notre Dame Student Government.
From raking leaves and planting trees to gardening and spreading mulch, students from Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s College, Holy Cross College and Indiana University South Bend will collectively contribute to building and maintaining the area, with the goal of fostering long-lasting relationships between students and the South Bend community.
“We are so excited to work with our fellow students on a variety of service projects throughout the area,” said Fritz Schemel, director of community engagement and outreach for Notre Dame Student Government. “It is our hope that the day will provide students an opportunity to follow Notre Dame’s mission as a ‘force for good’ while engaging meaningfully with the South Bend community.”
Students will assist with 17 projects this year in collaboration with 12 partners:
The city of South Bend, South Bend Venues Parks & Arts, Rebuilding Together St. Joseph County, Real Services, Downtown South Bend Inc., the Notre Dame Robinson Community Learning Center, the Notre Dame Office of Sustainability, the Near West Side Neighborhood, Unity Gardens, AmeriCorps Indiana, the Near Northwest Neighborhood and the Bowman Creek Educational Ecosystem.
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