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Revisiting You've Been Served: A Commitment to Community

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Mayor Mark Mallory, UC Provost Santa Jeremy Ono, law school administrators, faculty, students, and family volunteers honored September 11 by performing community services ranging from working with seniors to serving the homeless.

“ ‘You’ve Been Served’ was an amazing way to give back to the community, and to start the new school year off right,” said Megan Collard ‘12, SBA Community Service Chair.  “It is our hope that we can continue this spirit of service in the coming year and years.”

With volunteers working at 19 worksites and participating in a number of volunteer activities, organizations throughout Cincinnati expressed their gratitude for UC Law’s efforts.  “UC’s hard working and energetic volunteers did more work in one day than we often get done in weeks,” said Molly Lohr, Director of ReSource, an organization that sells discounted furniture and office supplies to other non-profits.  “As a staff of just four full-time staff members, the work that UC did for us was vital, and the best part is, some of the volunteers signed up to come back again.”

This Day of Service project was conceived and implemented by students who hoped to give back to the community, and also to welcome new students to Cincinnati by creating a culture of service.  But the event organizers credited the event’s success on the number of partners who participated in the project.

“This event was really based on teamwork” said Allison Kendall ‘12, another student organizer.  “From law firms sponsoring our t-shirts to restaurants donating lunches to organizations like Keep Cincinnati Beautiful and Habitat for Humanity assisting us with projects, we had so many people come together to help make this a success.”

The event organizers said they will continue to do events like this — both large and small scale — throughout the year, and will keep alumni posted for those who would like to participate.

Thanks to sponsors for the event:

  • Dinsmore & Shohl
  • Porter, Wright, Arthur & Morris
  • 5/3rd Bank
  • Chipotle Restaurants.