1,600 students, 190 projects: Rowan students to lend a neighborly hand during ‘Back to the ’Boro’ service project in Glassboro

1,600 students, 190 projects: Rowan students to lend a neighborly hand during ‘Back to the ’Boro’ service project in Glassboro

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Nearly 1,600 Rowan students, all in matching purple shirts, are gearing up to tackle more than 190 service projects for their Borough of Glassboro neighbors during the annual "Back to the ’Boro" service project on Sunday April 23.

Gathering at approximately noon in Lot C off Carpenter Street, the brigade of Rowan students, organized by Student Government Association (SGA) Director of Public Relations & Special Events Sara Skipp, will receive a send off address from SGA President Daniel Cardona. Then, with shovels, rakes, paintbrushes and gardening tools in hand, the students will hit the properties of Glassboro residents performing spring cleaning necessities from Cornell Street to Fish Pond Road--and beyond.

For two hours, Rowan students will perform seasonal tasks on various homes and even locations such as the First Presbyterian Church of Glassboro on University Boulevard and the Glassboro Little League fields on Fish Pond Road.  Around 2 p.m. students and neighbors will come together for a barbeque in Lot C.

While students gather for a day of service to help their Glassboro neighbors, some students have participated in a new Adopt-A-Neighbor Program in its pilot year. Student groups such as the Society of Automotive Engineers and the Secondary Education club, have partnered with neighbors this academic year to help with long-term home projects.

"Back to the ’Boro" is sponsored by the SGA and the Office of Volunteerism, Community Engagement and Commuter Services.