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Students from DYC to Volunteer for West Side Cleanup Project

Photo (2011) D'Youville students tend to a community garden near campus.


DYC Student Volunteers to Clean Up West Side

Buffalo, New York – April 23, 2014 – D'Youville College students will be involved with two cleanup projects on Buffalo's West Side this weekend. 

On Friday April 25, DYC students will lead a neighborhood cleanup project from 10 a.m to 3 p.m.  The student volunteers will meet at 60 York Street (the Community Garden) and help construct new garden borders, spread topsoil, garden cleanup, set up rain barrels and weed and turn soil in the street planters. They will also compost and plant seeds for peas and spinach. Trash pickup is also on the agenda.  

On Saturday, April 26, more than 50 D’Youville College students will clean up LaSalle Park on Buffalo’s West Side from 9 a.m. to noon as part of the Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper annual project that day. The student volunteers are members of the Lambda Sigma Honor Society and the Health Career Opportunities Program at the college.

“Volunteering on projects such as this opens your eyes to how much volunteers are needed to help Buffalo and the parks in our community,” says Rachael Nasca, Lambda Sigma President and a second year physician assistant student at the college.

Lambda Sigma Honor Society is a sophomore national honor society which concentrates on service, community involvement and academics. It received high recognition from the national organization. The honor society promotes service, leadership, fellowship and scholarship among its members.

The Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) is a federally-funded recruitment, outreach and academic support program for high school and current college students interested in careers in healthcare.


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