Miami community comes together for service day

Miami University alumni, faculty and staff are invited to help with this year’s service day in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 16.

Miami volunteers will join current students, who are living and working in Over-the-Rhine through the university’s Center for Community Engagement, for a morning of cleaning, painting and construction.

“Our plan is to work at Peaslee Neighborhood Center,” said event organizer Bill Kern (Miami ’58), who coordinates the event with his wife Pat (Miami ’59). “This is the site of the students’ recent design-build work and long-term building plan.”

The biannual service day is sponsored by the Miami University Alumni Association and the Center for Community Engagement.

“The students are very eager to share their experiences about living, working and studying at the center,” said Kern. “We’re connecting alumni, helping a neighborhood and teaching the Miami community about the Center.”

Registration is available online and must be completed by Wednesday, April 13. The $5 fee helps with the cost of lunch.