Civic Engagement

Oglethorpe teams up with Atlanta universities, BeltLine Partnership for day of service

Oglethorpe University is partnering with other Atlanta-based universities and the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership for a day of service leading up to 404 Day, a celebration of the city we call home.

Hundreds of college student-athletes and staff will come together to collaboratively create an impact in the Atlanta community on Saturday, March 30.

The day of service will include various projects along four sections of the Atlanta BeltLine. Activities include park beautification projects, addressing food security concerns, and fostering youth and community engagement.

“We are excited to host this shared initiative,” saidĀ Rob Brawner, executive director of theĀ Atlanta BeltLine Partnership. “The day of service for 404 Day aligns with our mission of creating a more connected, accessible, and inclusive Atlanta. We appreciate the dedication of our university partners and volunteers who are proud of this city we love.”

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Participating universities are:

  • Atlanta Metropolitan State College
  • Clark Atlanta University
  • Emory University
  • Georgia State University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Morris Brown College
  • Morehouse College
  • Oglethorpe University
  • Spelman College

“This day of service is an opportunity for our universities and the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership to come together and give back to the community that has supported us. We believe in the power of collective action and the positive impact we can make when working together,” said Georgia Tech Assistant Athletic Director Kevin Cone, representing the organizing committee.

Oglethorpe’s Assistant Director of Athletics for Operations Cindy Vaios also serves on the organizing committee.

“Community service is an important part of the overall student-athlete experience at Oglethorpe University,” said Vaios. “Working together to benefit the community also impacts the students participating — building character, empathy and the knowledge that you can make a difference.”

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