August 29, 2015 marks the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. During Community Bound, we will commemorate the survivors of Hurricane Katrina, honor those who were lost, and recognize that there is still much to be done.
Volunteers will serve in the Baton Rouge and New Orleans areas and work with communities that were impacted by Hurricane Katrina and the aftermath of the storm.
All volunteers should check-in for Community Bound at 7:30 a.m. The service project will begin with a brief kickoff program in the LSU Student Union Theater at 8:00 a.m.
Those serving in Baton Rouge will wrap up around 1 p.m., and those serving in New Orleans will return to LSU by approximately 5 p.m.
Community Bound organizers are working closely with LSU Greek Life to coordinate timely return to campus for students pledging fraternities or sororities August 22. These students should select Baton Rouge service sites in the registration process.
About Community Bound
Community Bound is a service plunge program designed especially for first-year LSU students. The program works in close collaboration with the East Baton Rouge school system, Aramark, City Year Baton Rouge, and Volunteers in Public Schools, and provides general fix-up projects, like painting, landscaping, and building reading nooks to approximately 25 primary and secondary schools. This program is a great way for first-time students to meet friends and classmates, to learn more about Baton Rouge, and to get involved in their new community.
Community Bound was first hosted by the LSU Honors College, but became a Campus Life program in 2006. The program is designed each summer by a committee of faculty, staff, and student leaders coordinated through Volunteer LSU.
Community Bound is free and open to all new LSU students, including incoming freshmen, new transfer students, and new students participating in the BRCC Bridge Program. Transportation and lunch will be included.
Students wishing to participate should register by August 15.