CSUnity

Colorado State University's nationwide alumni day of service

April 2019

Make a difference in your community

CSUnity is our chance to spread Ram Pride through service in our community! During the month of April, Colorado State University alumni and friends across the nation will come together to participate in one day of service locally. Meanwhile, current CSU students will be doing the same thing in Fort Collins. Scroll down to find a project near you!

How to Get Involved

If you're interested in leading a project or getting involved with one of our participating Ram Networks, see below.

Share your work!

Check out our handy photo tips (download here) and if you're on Twitter or Instagram, share your project using #CSUnity.

Find a Project

Additional projects may be added as details become available.
If you'd like to organize a project, let us know!

Bay Area, Calif.
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy
Saturday, April 27, 8 - 11:30 a.m. 
438 Coleman Ave., San Jose, Calif. 
 
The Guadalupe River Park Conservancy's Rose Garden is a collection of more than 3,600 antique and modern roses. Established in 1995 through an extensive community effort, the garden contains more varieties than any other public rose garden in the western hemisphere. While the City of San Jose supplies materials, it is maintained primarily by volunteers - that's where we come in! Come get your hands dirty and learn how to maintain your own roses. 
 
We’re looking forward to showing our community what wonderful things CSU Rams are capable of when we come together! 
 
Colorado Springs

Pikes Peak Urban Garden

915 W. Cheyenne Blvd., Colorado Springs

Saturday, April 27

Check-in: 8:30-9: a.m.
Volunteer service project, 9 a.m.-noon

Help out with garden clean-up and planting. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. Children younger than 18 are welcome, but are required to volunteer with a parent or guardian. All volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes (no flip flops, sandals etc.) and clothing appropriate to working outdoors in a gardening setting. Long-sleeved shirts and pants/jean, work gloves, are sunscreen are all recommended.

Denver, Colo.

The Urban Farm at Stapleton
10200 Smith Rd., Denver

Saturday, April 6, check-in 8:30-9 a.m., service project 9 a.m.-noon. 

As a farmhand volunteer, you may find yourself helping out with animal pens, gardening, weeding, mowing, gardening, or small construction activities. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. Children younger than 18 are welcome, but are required to volunteer with a parent or guardian.

Registration available soon!

 

Fort Collins, Colo.
CSUnity Service Project
Fort Collins, Colo.
Saturday, April 13, 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
 
CSUnity is our chance to spread Ram Pride through service in our community! During the month of April, Colorado State University alumni and friends across the nation will come together to participate in one day of service locally. In Fort Collins, you have the opportunity to join nearly 2,000 current students, faculty, staff, and fellow alumni on April 13 to make an impact at home. 
 
We're working to put together an alumni group for a dedicated project as our April Alumni Day Out. Project details will be available the first week of April as CSU's office of Student Leadership, Involvement, and Community Engagement (SLiCE) matches volunteer groups with available community projects. Past projects have included opportunities to clean up playgrounds and natural areas, plant flowers, sort food, set up community events, and more.
Memphis, Tenn.

Urban Bicycle Food Ministry

Saturday, April 20, 7:30-9:30 a.m.
212 N. 2nd St., Memphis

Join us for a Saturday morning bike ride as we pedal the streets of downtown Memphis seeking out the homeless and hungry. We'll divide into teams and distribute seasonal necessities, including water and food. Supplies to be given out during our ride will be distributed to all participants, so be sure to bring a backpack!

If you do not have a bike, don't fret! You can request one when you register. 

Click to register.

 

New York City, N.Y.

Ascension Outreach Food Pantry

12 West 11th Street, New York, N.Y.

http://ascensionoutreach.org/

Saturday, April 6, 8–10 a.m.

Come volunteer alongside fellow CSU Rams where we’ll be distributing groceries to anyone willing to stand in line on a Saturday morning, giving us the chance to share our Ram Pride face-to-face with an at-risk community. Distribution begins at 8 a.m. and runs until about 10 a.m. There will be minimal physical labor involved.

Click to register.

Contact: Ashley Frost-Layton, ashleyfrost@gmail.com

Washington, D.C.

Rock Creek Park Clean-Up

Saturday, April 13, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Where: Volunteers will meet at the Amazonia Exhibit in the National Zoo. There is limited street parking available. Volunteers are encouraged to use public transportation, bike or carpool

Directions: We will meet at the National Zoo, between the bridges that go over Rock Creek, near the Rock Creek entrance (Harvard Streets and Beach Drive entrances). There is a fee to park.

What to Wear: Please dress appropriately for the weather. It may be chilly so dress warmly and in layers if necessary. Wear sturdy boots or sneakers, no sandals. We also encourage volunteers to wear a hat. 

What to Bring: Trash bags and gloves will be provided. Feel free to bring your own tools and gloves if you have them. If you have trash grabbers or nets, please bring them. Students can earn SSL hours, but please bring needed forms. Bring water and any snacks that you may want. 

Weather/Cancellation Policy: All participants will be notified via email at least 12 hours before the event start time if an event is canceled due to inclement weather. If you do not hear from us you should assume the event will occur as scheduled. All cancellations will be updated and announced on the event calendar listing as well. Please check back if you are unsure.

Registration Link: https://publicevents.secure.force.com/Public_Event_Signup_Page?cid=7010g000001QGyrAAG