Worcester, Mass. - Back on Saturday, April 12, the men's and women's cross country teams at Clark University took part in the Working for Worcester initiative.
Working for Worcester is centrally organized by Students Helping Children Across Borders (SHCAB) but in development and implementation, the project is a city-wide partnership of student organizations, local businesses, academic institutions, city government, and community groups.
"This was a great way for our programs to give back to the Worcester community that we live and run in," said first-year head coach Bill Gray.
More than 1,000 volunteers from various universities and colleges in Worcester and multiple corporations and neighborhood organizations took part in construction and renovation of 25 sites around the city.
The group built playgrounds, school yard basketball courts, community gardens a dance studio was created from scratch and little league fields were refurbished, youth centers renovated and parks cleaned up.
"These types of service projects are exactly the kind of endeavors I want these programs to be continuously involved in and we look forward to doing more when they present themselves."