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!

Boston, Mass.

National Braille Press

88 St. Stephen Street, Boston

http://www.nbp.org

May 5, 9:30 a.m.–2 p.m.

CSU RAM volunteers will get the opportunity to work together in an assembly line-style setup to put together the children’s book with inserted clear plastic braille pages from front to back. These books enable families with blind children and sighted parents (or vice versa) to read together as the books include the original print and illustrations along with text and picture descriptions added in braille.  CSU volunteers will also receive a tour of the facility and have the opportunity to see the creation of braille materials. Starting from the very beginning of the process with transcribing a book into braille, all the way to seeing our original Heidelberg presses converted from printing ink to printing braille.

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Contact: Dave Harelson, bostonramnetwork@alumni.colostate.edu

 

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.
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.

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

Washington, D.C.

Anacostia Watershed Society - Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

1550 Anacostia Avenue NE, Washington, D.C.

April 20, 2018, 8:45 a.m. - noon

D.C. Rams will help clear invasive species, plant native species, and do general clean up inside the Kenilworth Aquatic Garden. All Ages & Abilities welcome (under 18 require parent's permission).

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Contact: Rob Rayburn, rayburn1916@gmail.com