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TAMIU Community Readies for ‘Make a Difference Day’ Oct. 28 Posted: 10/12/17

TAMIU Community Readies for ‘Make a Difference Day’ Oct. 28



On Saturday, Oct. 28, Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) students, faculty, and staff will spend their Saturday morning doing something different.

Specifically, they will be rolling up their sleeves and being part of a neighborhood service project as they participate in National Make a Difference Day 2017.

 San Juanita Guerra, TAMIU associate director of the Office of Student Conduct & Community Engagement, division of Student Success said the day celebrates the power of individuals and groups to make a difference.

“TAMIU students will join millions of volunteers around the nation, all sharing a common focus of helping improve the lives of others.  Our TAMIU community will work from 7:15 a.m.  to 12 noon in the Azteca Neighborhood on a number of projects including, but not limited to: house painting, neighborhood cleanup, graffiti removal, park beautification and yard cleanup,” Guerra explained.

Guerra, said in addition to providing service, the event also provides students an opportunity to collaborate with important community partners that help to make the day possible.

“We understand the importance of our community partnership and demonstrating how when we work together, we accomplish more.  This gives us a chance to thank them for entrusting our TAMIU students and employees to truly Make a Difference,” she said.

Community partners in the event include the City of Laredo, City Manager's Office, Community Development, Environmental Department, Solid Waste, Public Works, Parks and Rec Department, Laredo Police Department,  Fire and EMS Department, El Metro and community organizations including Area 12 Rotary Club, The Laredo Rotary,  Laredo Daybreak, Laredo Gateway, Laredo Next Generation and Laredo Under 7 Flags.

For additional information, contact the Office of Student Conduct and Community Engagement at 956.326.2265, or visit offices in the Student Center, room 226.