Students Take to Streets to Clean Up Neighborhood
On April 9, 2001, Georgetown students, armed with trash bags, scoured neighborhood streets and area parks for garbage as part of regular Georgetown community cleanups, sponsored by the university and the Citizens Association of Georgetown (CAG). This is the sixth year in a row that students, administrators and community residents have participated in the local neighborhood beautification project.
"We do it because we want to help the community … we have citizens and permanent residents and students all pitching in to help," says Ray Danieli, assistant director of off-campus life.
"It emphasizes working together to improve quality of life in community where you live," he says.
"Georgetown University has tradition of creating servant leaders and in that spirit I think our administrators, faculty and especially our students commit themselves to the community," says Carlos Reyes (SFS’11). "One of the ways we give back is certainly ensuring that our neighborhoods are clean."