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Lasell Students Serve New Orleans Community Organizations during Spring Break

March 17, 2014

Spring Break for some college students involves the beach and palm trees, but for a group of community-minded students at Lasell, it means giving back.

A group of 12 students, from freshmen to seniors, and two staff advisors from Lasell's Center for Community Based Learning will spend Spring Break week volunteering for four different organizations in New Orleans.

The students and advisors left March 15 and plan to return to campus March 22.

The group kicks off the week volunteering for Rebuilding Together New Orleans on a project to rebuild a Home and Folk Art Museum there. Later in the week the group volunteers at the Habitat-NOLA Restore, which sells donated building materials to support New Orleans Habitat for Humanity. The group will spend time with Arc of Greater New Orleans volunteering at its Mardi Gras Recycling Center, which helps sort beads for the community celebration. Finally the students will work with Kadila Familiy Services to paint Xavier University Preparatory School.

"We look forward to sharing our experiences and what we learned with the Lasell community," said Tiesha Hughes, Assistant Director of the CCBL.

Students among the group are Flannagh Fitzsimmons, Kevin Moloney, Kia Rivera, Michaela Tomlinson, Shawn Fleurie, Kristina Kaufmann, Stephen Saluti, Chrysoula Margaritidis, Phillip Skerry, Myranda Smith, Andrew DaSilva, and Courtney Lafreniere.


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