WHAT: Hundreds of California State University, Northridge freshmen will fan out into the community Saturday, Aug. 29, to take part in several beautification projects on and off the campus as part of Matadors Day of Service.
University officials have partnered with local community leaders, including Los Angeles Councilman Mitchell Englander’s office, Northridge Sparkle, the three Northridge neighborhood councils and the Northridge Chamber of Commerce, to initiate what they hope will become a tradition of service for CSUN’s incoming freshmen classes.
The Matadors Day of Service will focus on the neighborhoods surrounding the university and will include such projects as street sweeping, litter clean up and weed removal, as well as a gardening project at CSUN’s Associated Students Children’s Center.
WHEN: 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015
8 a.m. – Registration
8:30 a.m. – Welcome remarks
9 a.m. – Departure on foot to project sites
10:30 to 11 a.m. – Return to campus for a celebratory picnic
WHERE: California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff St.
Northridge, CA 91330
(Students will begin and end the day’s activities on CSUN’s Bayramian Lawn, located on the west side of the campus just north of Prairie Street on Etiwanda Avenue.)
WHO: Hundreds of CSUN freshmen
Media Contacts: Carmen Ramos Chandler, CSUN Media Relations, (818) 677-2130 or Maria Elizondo, Matador Involvement Center, at the event.