Day of Service at Westport Heights Elementary School

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Posted October 22, 2009 by The Argonaut in News - Features

VOLUNTEERS FROM WALDEN UNIVERSITY, an online educational source, participated in beautification projects at Westport Heights Elementary School in Westchester early this month.

Volunteers from the online Walden University in Los Angeles took part in beautification projects at Westport Heights Elementary School in Westchester as part of the university’s annual Global Day of Service October 3rd.

The Walden volunteers helped the Westchester school with projects including painting the school building and a mural, as well as gardening on the school’s grounds, Walden officials said.

They joined together with nearly 2,000 student, alumni, faculty and staff volunteers from Walden who served in 40 community projects across the country and internationally.

Various service projects throughout the country included painting, cleaning and repairing schools in Atlanta, Baltimore, Los Angeles, Phoenix and San Diego; tutoring students in Atlanta, Cleveland and Jacksonville; and working in food banks in Boston, Houston, Miami, New York and Washington, D.C.

School volunteers also helped out in the Ronald McDonald House in Chicago and Charleston, West Virginia; painted and repaired community centers in Minneapolis and Detroit; and participated in nonprofit fundraisers in Philadelphia and Seattle.

Internationally, the Walden community joined in service projects in Amsterdam, Bermuda, Honduras, Nepal and Panama, and in the Mexican cities of Hermosillo, Lago de Guadalupe, Lomas Verdes, Mexicali, Nogales, Querétaro, San Luis Potosí, Tlalpan and Toluca.

The Global Day of Service is sponsored by the Walden University Alumni Association. Walden is the flagship online university in the Laureate International Universities network — a global network of 45 online and campus-based universities in 20 countries, according to school officials.

Information, www.WaldenU.edu/.