Gabelli School of Business students put aside their studies for a day to help beautify the Bronx.
The group, organized by students in Brian Dunn’s service-learning program, participated in an April 18 cleanup of Haffen Park, a small park off Hammersley Avenue in the Bronx east of the Rose Hill campus. The project was called the Gabelli School of Business Day of Service.
“There was such great energy from all of the volunteers,” said Jennah Shahid, BS ’15, one of the student organizers. “After we were done beautifying the park, it really felt like our efforts truly made a visible difference.”
About 100 volunteers painted railings and walls on basketball courts, raked leaves and debris, cleaned up flower beds and worked on trees.
The students worked with a charity, Bronx is Blooming, on the project and were excited about the result.
“I really hope Gabelli continues to make the Day of Service an annual event,” said Ciara Griffin, BS ’15. “It was such a great cause to be a part of and I wish I wasn’t graduating so I can continue to be involved.”