Breaking Service Records
Once again, Fresno State has exceeded its annual goal of providing one million hours of service to the community. In fact, during the 2014-15 academic year, 14,910 students, faculty, and staff broke all previous university records by providing 1,324,977 hours of service to the community! These hours equal an estimated economic value of over $36.4 Million.
The services provided range from short-term activities like blood-drives with the Central California Blood Center to long-term teaching internships with local school districts.
Also included in this year's totals was Fresno State's Alternative Spring Break program. Since 2009, students in this program have spent their spring break working with local community benefit organizations to serve others. During spring 2015, 31 students and staff provided a total of 1,430 hours of service with Every Neighborhood Partnership and Grid Alternatives Central Valley.
To learn more about how you can contribute to Fresno State's annual service goal, contact the Richter Center at 559.278.7079.