“Leadership Through Service Day” Kicks Off at Boston University
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Boston, MA — A variety of Greater Boston community programs will enjoy the benefit of extra help from Boston University students, faculty, alumni, staff, and friends on Saturday, April 6, 2002. That day the University will host its fourth annual “Leadership Through Service Day” sponsored by its Student Activities Office and Community Service Center
More than 100 participants will meet at BU’s School of Law for a welcome breakfast hosted by keynote speaker Katherine Kennedy, director of the Boston University Howard Thurman Center. The Center, named after a former dean of Marsh Chapel and mentor to then BU student Martin Luther King, Jr., is dedicated to fostering a sense of community and service at Boston University.
Following Kennedy’s address, volunteers will spread out across the city to various sites such as Fair Foods, an award-winning food distribution center in Roxbury, and Boomerang’s, a secondhand clothing store in Jamaica Plain whose proceeds benefit people with HIV/AIDS.
Kennedy, a former journalist, was part of a Boston Globe team of reporters whose coverage of Boston’s 1974 busing crisis earned a Pulitzer prize. Kennedy came to BU in 1991 as a development officer.
Boston University’s Community Service Center (CSC) provides volunteers with opportunities to address community concerns in a meaningful and mutually beneficial way. Nearly a thousand volunteers serve through CSC programs or services at more than 80 agencies annually, contributing some 40,000 hours of volunteer service.
EVENT: Leadership Through Service volunteer event
DATE: Saturday, April 6, 2002
TIME: 9 a.m. – breakfast; 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. at volunteer sites
PLACE: Boston University School of Law
765 Commonwealth Avenue
Editor’s note: A list of sites is below.- 30 – Volunteer Sites
Boston University’s “Leadership Through Service Day”
April 6, 2002
AIDS Action Committee -Boomerangs (second-hand clothing store)
716 Centre Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02062
Allston/Brighton Food Pantry
404 Washington Street
Brighton, MA 02135
Chestnut Hill Reservoir
No exact address
Committee to End Elder Homelessness
1640 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02118
Coolidge House (nursing home)
30 Webster Street
Brookline, MA 02446
Fair Foods (food distribution site)
540 Columbia Rd.
Dorchester, MA 02125
Horizons for Youth (youth programs)
121 Lakeview Street
Sharon, MA. 02067
Kenmore Abbey (senior housing)
490 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
River Bay Club (senior citizen community)
99 Brackett Street
Quincy, MA 02169