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Looking Back at The Project 2017

Volunteers picking up trash for The Project

Last Saturday, hundreds of students headed north of campus to spruce up the Rundberg neighborhood. The Texas-size day of service, known as The Project, is an annual student-run event organized by the Longhorn Center for Community Engagement.

Below are a few photos from the day-long event. Use this hashtag to follow the online conversation: #UTProject.

image of students After the morning kickoff ceremony at Dobie Middle School, volunteers dispersed to 17 sites around the area. These students started their day at Harmony Science Academy, where they rolled up their sleeves and painted doors and lattice windows.

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These volunteers put their painting skills to the test at Harmony Science Academy, where they constructed a new basketball court.

image of studentsThis group of Longhorns ventured deep into Little Walnut Creek to haul away multiple bags filled with litter.

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Further down the road, a big group of Longhorns took a quick break from their painting to smile for the camera at Lanier High School.

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As the sun burned off the morning chill, these students toiled away in the garden beds at Wooldridge Elementary.

More about The Project: Established in 1999 by the Longhorn Center for Community Engagement at UT Austin, The Project is the annual culmination of a 12-month partnership effort involving UT Austin student volunteers, city government departments, community organizations and local businesses. Visit the Longhorn Center for Community Engagement website to learn more.