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Hundreds participate in Outreach Tulane, student-led day of community service

August 30, 2022 2:00 PM
Tulane Today staff today@tulane.edu

Outreach Tulane, the university’s largest and longest running student-led community service event, took place on Saturday, Aug. 27, across the New Orleans area. The event, facilitated by the Tulane Center for Public Service and the Community Action Council of Tulane University Students (CACTUS), included more than 500 Tulanian volunteers who assisted 28 community partners.

The event, in its 32nd year, is an annual Tulane tradition that upholds the university’s motto: “Non sibi, sed suis,” meaning “Not for one’s self, but for one’s own.”

“Kicking off the year with a large-scale service event encourages Tulanians to continue their commitment to community service. Outreach Tulane this year was a huge success thanks to everyone who came together for a great Tulane tradition!” said Bridget Lindgren, student and Outreach Tulane chair.

(Photos by Paula Burch-Celentano and Rusty Costanza)

Akhil Chandran, a graduate student at the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, chats with other Outreach volunteers as they wait to board buses that will take them to service partner locations. (Photo by Paula Burch-Celentano)
Healthy snacks are provided for volunteers as they head out to the various service locations. (Photo by Paula Burch-Celentano)
Students board buses along Freret Street. (Photo by Paula Burch-Celentano)
Tulane junior and member of the Outreach executive board Katie McCormick organizes clothes in the boutique at the New Orleans chapter of Dress for Success, an organization that empowers women by providing networks of support, professional attire and tools to help women thrive in their careers and life. (Photo by Paula Burch-Celentano)
A dozen students receive instructions while volunteering with Start the Adventure in Reading (STAIR) which works to improve the reading skills of lower elementary school students. (Photo by Rusty Costanza)
Kat Holtz carries an armload of books at Start the Adventure in Reading (STAIR). (Photo by Rusty Costanza)
Tulane junior Ian Michelson wipes down windows at the Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (LASPCA). (Photo by Paula Burch-Celentano)
Erin Lindgreen, center, and fellow Tulane students, Nicolas Eckstein, left, and Kat Holtz, right, prepare boxes for reading materials for students participating in Start the Adventure in Reading (STAIR) program. (Photo by Rusty Costanza)
Gaja Palubinskas, left, and Kate Meador harvest okra at Sugar Roots Farm in Lower Algiers. (Photo by Paula Burch-Celentano)