Howard University embraces community betterment at annual day of service

WASHINGTON – During the 10th annual day of service, Howard University students and faculty have adopted the University’s motto, “Truth and Service,” with service projects throughout the city.

Howard University Day of Service (HUDOS) is a student-led event that helps acclimatize students to the university and the Washington, D.C. community by providing individuals, of all faiths and backgrounds, an opportunity to team up with their peers while contributing to communities. surrounding. Service day activities are organized by the Dean’s Office of Howard University Chapel.

“We are pleased that more than 700 freshmen are answering the call to service,” said Leelannee Malin, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Community Engagement and Strategic Partnerships. “This volunteer experience provides students with an opportunity to discover themselves through civic and social responsibility, contributing to their development as ethical leaders.”

At Anacostia High School, Howard students helped teachers prepare their classrooms and offices for the start of the school year. Interactions with high school students and teachers exposed the volunteers to new perspectives on the Washington, DC community.

“The principal explained to us that Anacostia High School can sometimes get a bad reputation due to its surrounding community, and it’s just important for us not to let the stigma control our perceptions because it’s a great high school. staff I spoke to were very excited to interact and prepare to be with the students,” said the young chemical engineering student. Isaiah Roberts.

Participation in HUDOS has allowed students to volunteer in several community service initiatives in more than 55 locations in the metropolitan area. Volunteers traveled to the neighborhoods of Anacostia and Congress Heights, as well as Silver Spring, Maryland, to engage in environmental, educational, and anti-poverty initiatives.

About Howard University

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private research university comprised of 14 schools and colleges. Students follow more than 140 study programs leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University operates with a commitment to excellence in truth and service and has produced one Schwarzman Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, four Rhodes Scholars, 12 Truman Scholars, 25 Pickering Scholars, and more than 165 Fulbright recipients. Howard is also producing more African-American doctorates on campus. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information about Howard University, visit

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