SPH Service Day

SPH students working during Service Day

Beginning a Great Tradition

More than 200 SPH community members volunteered their time and energy on Saturday, April 1, as part of the school's first-ever Service Day to honor our 75th anniversary. The volunteers—comprised of alumni, students, staff, and faculty—completed a variety of tasks at eight different sites around southeast Michigan, including three in Ann Arbor, two in Flint, and one each in Detroit, Southfield, and Ypsilanti. These eight host communities welcomed our volunteers with open arms and rolled-up sleeves.

  • Hanging out with @habitatforhumanity! Thanks to the UM SPH team that spent our first Service Day #Servingfor75 at Ann Arbor's Habitat for Humanity sites.

    Hanging out with @habitatforhumanity! Thanks to the UM SPH team that spent our first Service Day #Servingfor75 at Ann Arbor's Habitat for Humanity sites.

  • The sun is out at @matthaeinichols Botanical Gardens in Ann Arbor, another site UM SPH students and faculty are pitching in for @umichsph Service Day!

    The sun is out at @matthaeinichols Botanical Gardens in Ann Arbor, another site UM SPH students and faculty are pitching in for @umichsph Service Day!

  • We've made it up to Flint, another site for @umichsph Service Day!. Across the city groups of students, staff, and alumni are distributing water with our community partner Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. @uofmichigan Wolverines have been in Flint almost every Saturday this school year, collaborating with Shiloh on various community projects.

    We've made it up to Flint, another site for @umichsph Service Day!. Across the city groups of students, staff, and alumni are distributing water with our community partner Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. @uofmichigan Wolverines have been in Flint almost every Saturday this school year, collaborating with Shiloh on various community projects.

  •  Clearing out planting beds to make room for new growth at @thegreeningofdetroit.

    Clearing out planting beds to make room for new growth at @thegreeningofdetroit.

SPH Service Day connected participants more deeply with key goals of our school like promoting health and engaging communities. Groups and individuals volunteered in their local communities while representing SPH and connecting with each other outside of classrooms and labs. Planners chose projects that could make a noticeable impact in a single day.

Check out hashtag #Servingfor75 on Twitter to see more photos. And stay tuned for information on how to participate in Service Day 2018, which will expand beyond Southeast Michigan.

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