Into the Streets
Into the Streets is one of the largest UC community improvement efforts of the year. Projects from past years include everything from painting low-income housing, beautification projects, computer renovations, and other capacity building projects for area non-profits.
Into the Streets 2012On Saturday, September 22nd, the Center for Community Engagement will kick-off an exciting year of service by sending hundreds of volunteers Into the Streets for one of the largest one-day service projects at the University of Cincinnati.
Into the Streets is an annual event during which UC students, faculty, and staff volunteer their time and effort to a range of service organizations for a full day at the start of the academic year. Breakfast and lunch is provided for all volunteers!
Key partners for Into the Streets 2012 include Keep Cincinnati Beautiful and theNeighborhood Enhancement Program to focus and integrate services and community redevelopment efforts. Efforts will be focused in the Pendleton neighborhood to meet community-identified needs through this nationally acclaimed program. This year Into the Streets will also be teaming up with Building Hope in the City - Cincinnati, and the student group Cincinnati Community Outreach.
2012 Project Sites:
- Neighborhood Enhancement Program, Pendleton (Over-the-Rhine)
- Drop In Center
- Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
- Freestore Foodbank, Mayerson Distribution Center
- Freestore Foodbank, Giving Fields
- Peaselee Neighborhood Center
- Lord's Gym
- Immanuel Lutheran Church
- Findlay Market Farms
- Imago Earth Center
- Christian Inn Ministries
- Brighton Center
- Ronald McDonald House
- Smart Money
- Working in Neighborhoods
Check out this time lapse video from Keep Cincinnati Beautiful with volunteers from Bond Hill and UC as they enhance a vacant building during Into the Streets 2011. The mission of KCB is to educate and encourage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community environments.