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Into the Streets

by Tasia Williams

On Saturday, Sept. 9, the 24th annual Into the Streets will be hosted by the UAB Leadership & Service Council, UAB Student Housing and Residence Life, and Live HealthSmart Alabama. Into the Streets is a bi-annual program designed to connect UAB students, faculty, and staff to help the university accomplish its mission of encouraging partnerships that improve education, health, economic prosperity and quality of life.

The day will kick off at the McMahon Hall courtyard at 9 a.m., where students will meet other volunteers and site leaders. Before heading out to the service sites, volunteers will receive breakfast and a Live HealthSmart Alabama t-shirt. Service hours will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

This year, close to 300 volunteers have registered to give their time, spreading their efforts across 19 sites where various improvement activities will occur, like cleaning, disinfecting, weeding, painting, and picking up trash. Some of the volunteer sites include the Birmingham Zoo, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Jimmie Hale Mission, East Lake Farmers Market, Railroad Park, Memorial Park and so many more. Some sites may have transportation provided.

Each volunteer must register to participate, and registration will remain open until all spots are filled, so don’t hesitate to sign up.

For disability accommodations, contact getinvolved@uab.edu.