1,000 UT Students Revamp St. John Neighborhood As Part Of Project 2010

More than 1,000 UT students sacrificed their Saturday this weekend to give back to the Austin community as part of Project 2010.

The Project began in 1999 when a group of students partnered with Keep Austin Beautiful, and students have continued to annually organize a student community service project in an Austin neighborhood ever since. It’s now one of the largest one-day, student-run service events in the nation.

This year students revamped the St. John neighborhood — painting, cleaning, building, landscaping, and interacting with the community at schools, apartment complexes, parks, and community centers. 

Thanks to the work of these students, Pickle Elementary now has a pond and vegetable garden, the creek on the Buttermilk Branch Greenbelt is clean and its bridge has a fresh coat of paint, neighborhood kids know how to make bird houses and how to prevent germs from spreading, and the Austin Firefighters’ Association offices are newly painted and landscaped.

Scope out what some students who participated had to say about the event.


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