Students With A Vision Pull Off Another Project Community Convergence
Where can you find 180 volunteers, 360 helping hands, 35 gallons of paint, and five happy schools? You can find that at the end of the annual Project Community Convergence (PCC), organized by Students With A Vision (SWAV). And this year's PCC was no exception!
For two full Saturdays, students, faculty, and staff volunteers donated their time and endless energy to help SWAV give five Rochester City Schools a makeover. The makeovers included fresh paint, cleaning, and organizing. Below are some highlights from each school:
-School Number 16's occupational therapy room got creative murals and was prepared to be transformed into a potential cooking classroom next fall.
-Charlotte High School's cafeteria was painted from end to end.
-East High School has five freshly painted classrooms, as well as many inspirational posters designed by Fisher students.
-At School Number 43, there are two floors of hallways that are now clear and clean!
-And School Number 39 not only received several newly painted rooms, but also boxes of clothes for students donated from Walmart!
"The goal here is to go into the community and schools and show that we care, and that we're here to make a difference and give back, because the schools do so much for us," said Liz Lawrence, a Fisher junior.
Volunteers ran out of time to finish projects at School Number 43, and have committed to donating more time this weekend to complete what they started. SWAV and PCC co-founder, John Snyder '08, is one of the volunteers who will be returning.
SWAV will be hosting an Appreciation Celebration on Saturday, April 9 for the volunteers, alumni and staff who were involved in this year's PCC. The Celebration will be held from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Wegmans School of Pharmacy atrium.
To see coverage of the event, see YNN's story.