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  Sherman Students Give Back During CSI: College Town Service Initiative

More than 300 students at Spartanburg’s six colleges and universities came together to make Spartanburg a better place on Saturday, Feb. 24, as they participated in the fourth annual “CSI: College Town Service Initiative,” providing services to more than a dozen service agencies around the community.

This year’s theme was “Service Is Good.”

CSI is a project of the College Town consortium, a collaboration of the institutions of higher education in Spartanburg County – Converse College, Sherman College, Spartanburg Methodist College, Spartanburg Community College, the University of South Carolina Upstate and Wofford College. It is the fourth service initiative undertaken by students through College Town.

This year, students participated in groups to provide much-needed services to a variety of Spartanburg service agencies. Agencies involved included The Haven, Habitat for Humanity, the Charles Lea Center, Miracle Life Mission, the Bethlehem Center, the Salvation Army Thrift Store and several other organizations. Student activities included everything from minor repair work and painting to preparing food and serving food to creating projects for children and more. Full details are on our web site.

“CSI is a fun way for students to help answer the call of duty we all owe to society,” says Sherman’s Dean of Student Affairs LaShanda Hutto, a member of the planning committee for the annual event. “CSI provides an excellent opportunity for students from all of the area colleges to come together as a unified front to express their concern and compassion for their community. This annual project helps the colleges send positive messages of humanitarianism, selflessness and camaraderie to our students who will take the experiences they have and formulate life long decisions regarding the respect they have for all people and themselves. It’s an awesome opportunity to educate ourselves and grow together.”

See pictures from the day here. Read what Sherman student blogger Brandi says about the event here.

Sherman College students take a break during
 the Feb. 24 CSI: College Town Service Initiative