Humanics in Action Day
Humanics in Action Day 2013
Thursday, September 26
The schedule for the day is as follows:
Campus volunteers report to Blake Track
Dismissal from Blake Track: volunteers load buses or walk to sites
Projects at Site Locations
10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Picnic and Festivities
What's Humanics in Action Day All About?
Humanics in Action Day is the modern version of a Springfield College tradition, Student Work Week and Creating Hallowed Ground, in which students and faculty members volunteered to make improvements to the College's main campus, East Campus, and Lake Massasoit.
Humanics in Action Day was co-initiated and developed by the student leaders of New Student Orientation and 1998-1999 Distinguished Springfield Professor of Humanics Peter Polito. Together they developed this event to unite the people of Springfield College and its surrounding neighborhoods to work on community service projects. Humanics in Action Day first occurred on Sept. 10, 1998, and has become an annual event in celebration of community and civic engagement.
Each year, about 2,000 students, faculty, staff, and alumni fan out across the city of Springfield during a day to read to youngsters, clean up vacant lots, repair sidewalks, and generally make connections with the community.