Student Volunteers Display Final Projects at Service Learning Showcase

Matt Ziemba (pictured with sign) was one of several students in the Serve 101 class to volunteer their time throughout the semester to help the local community.

For students in Serve 101, this week was the culmination of many hours of volunteer work and community service throughout the semester.

Students, faculty and staff gathered in The Kanbar Campus Center Performance Space for the annual Service Learning Showcase, which gives the University community an opportunity to hear students participating in the Serve 101 class share their experiences during the semester-long community service projects.

Serve 101 empowers students to give back to the community while applying what they’ve learned at school through an interdisciplinary, real-world collaboration.

Philadelphia University student Matt Ziemba ’14 volunteered with Friends for Wissahickon. “It was an amazing experience. I spent hours planting trees, raking miles of trail and really helping nature reclaim the park,” Matt Ziemba ’14 said of his time working with Friends for Wissahickon.  “I had volunteered before, but never on this kind of level. It was truly incredible.”

PhilaU students volunteered at a wide range of community organizations, including the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society, AstraZeneca Hope Lodge, Thomas Mifflin Elementary School and Philabundance.

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