In the spirit of renewal, Howard University will engage in a day of community service on Saturday, April 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the historic LeDroit Park at the Anna J. Cooper Circle (intersection of 3rd and T Street, NW), which culminates the inaugural activities for the 16th President Sidney A. Ribeau.
A special shrub, consistent with the Circle's landscape, will be planted in honor of President Ribeau’s commitment to enhancing the University’s relationship with its neighbors and its enduring dedication to service and social responsibility.
This is event is co-sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs and the Howard University Community Association (HUCA).
Highlights of the day include:
- Beautification of LeDroit Park by students, faculty, staff, alumni and residents of the community
- Complimentary barbeque and refreshments complete with a live performance by the Howard University Jazz Ensemble
- Exhibits, activities and resource information presented by University organizations (Intercollegiate Athletics, Enrollment Management, Division of Fine Arts, Howard University Hospital, and the University Health Center)
- Tips on safety and fire prevention by Campus Police Department, Metropolitan Police Department and the Fire Department
- Music and dance performances by student groups
- Crafts, face painting and other activities for children
- Howard University's Showtime Marching Band perform Mini-Parade
For more information, on Howard University’s outreach programs, please visit http://www.howard.edu/service/community.htm