Published on Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Spartan Service Day was held last weekend as part of President Pamela Gunter-Smith’s inauguration activities.
This was the first time York College has offered its students a large-scale citywide community service opportunity.
During the presidential interview process, Gunter-Smith (also known as Dr. G-S) learned that students truly wanted to see more of a connection with the York community, thus resulting in Spartan Service Day, as well as other planned community outreach.
Students, faculty and staff started the day on campus and then walked the Rail Trail to downtown York where a kickoff was held on Continental Square, which included a brief address from Dr. G-S and Mayor Kim Bracey. Volunteers were then divided and transported to service sites throughout the city. Projects ranged from raking and mulching, to cleaning toys, to the organization of Little League supplies. The day concluded back on campus with a dinner of appreciation for the volunteers.
Great pic of Mayor Bracey & YCP Prez Dr GS from YCP Spartan Day of Service! Councilman Henry Nixon photobombed! pic.twitter.com/eDyjpLP4pR— Rep. Kevin Schreiber (@KevinForYork) October 26, 2013
Spartan Service Day draws 200 York College students, faculty to York http://t.co/MtXntbryTZ— YDR online (@ydrcom) October 26, 2013