Tulane University students to join citywide day of service August 29, 2015

August 26, 2015

Carolyn Scofield
Phone: 504-247-1443

More than 1,500 Tulane University students, faculty, staff and alumni will join thousands of volunteers across the city as New Orleans marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. 

The organizers of Outreach Tulane have partnered with Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s K10 initiative (, a city-wide service project dedicated to engaging 10,000 volunteers at more than 100 work sites during the week leading up to Aug. 29. Tulanians will help clean, paint and make minor repairs at sites including City Park, the New Orleans Mission and Joe Brown Park.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Outreach Tulane, an annual day of service organized by the Community Action Council of Tulane University Students (CACTUS) with the Center for Public Service. The theme of this year’s event is “…And the Beat Goes On,” which symbolizes the resilience of the Crescent City through its roots in music and also seeks to honor the countless volunteers who have helped, and continue to help New Orleans rebuild.

“Tulane has a long lasting tradition on campus surrounded around public service,” said Trey Holmes, Class of 2016 and chair of Outreach Tulane this year. “It is our hope that all members of the Green Wave take advantage of the wonderful opportunity we have to make a difference in this city that we thrive in.”

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