Nashville’s Metro Board of Parks and Recreation recognized Belmont students Katherine Richardson, Kap Sum, Stephanie Downing, Reid Huffman and Robin Kirk at its board meeting May 1 for their work to benefit staff and users of the Easley Community Center.
The students developed three reports totaling 99 pages, which include an outreach manual for Metro Parks to use as a guide to identify programming needs, integrate service-learning and communicate with users of community centers as well as a case study on how they improved promotion of and volunteer opportunities within the Easley Community Center.
“Please accept our genuine gratitude and sincere appreciation for the excellent work performed by Belmont students,” wrote Parks Superintendent of Community Affairs Jackie Jones. “Our staff was impressed by the caliber of their work and touched by their level of commitment to this project. From our vantage point, these students went above and beyond a typical class assignment and made this service-learning project a meaningful and memorable outreach to the Edgehill community. They also provided valuable resources for the department to use in the future.”
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