Students, faculty and staff are invited to participate on Saturday, Feb. 29, in UT’s largest day of service–The Project. Approximately 800 volunteers are expected to work alongside residents in the St. John neighborhood for the third time since 2006. Interested volunteers may sign up through Give Pulse. This year is especially exciting given that the 2020 Census is a special focus, with several Travis County Complete Count subcommittees attending. Some of The Project volunteers will be canvassing the neighborhood distributing information about the census and answering questions about the process to try to ensure that everyone is counted in April.
The Home Depot Foundation has contributed monetary and staff resources to The Project since 2011. This year, the Foundation donated $24,000, the largest donation the initiative has ever received.
About The Project
This is the 21st year for The Project. It is organized and coordinated by students under the guidance of Amory Krueger, director of student engagement programs, and Mika Romo-Ortega, student program coordinator, in the Center for Community Engagement. The Project received 2019 Distinguished Status recognition from the Pillars of the Forty Acres, which recognizes student organizations whose activities embody the core values of the university.