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NU Teams Up With District 65 for Beautification Project

The SCAPE program introduces new Northwestern University students to the Evanston community through volunteer improvement projects at District 65 schools.

On Sunday, Sept. 23, Northwestern University students will be out in force helping to beautify schools in Evanston/Skokie School District 65, through the Serving Communities and Promoting Engagement (SCAPE) project.

The college students plan to paint, spruce up flower beds, mulch and rake areas in addition to other tasks in and around District 65 schools as a way to encourage community service and engagement with the Evanston community. 

The project is an outgrowth of community services already provided to the school district by NU. 

"District 65 students and families already benefit from the volunteer work of Northwestern students who provide invaluable service in supporting literacy, math, science and other cirriculum supports throughout the year," said Hardy Murphy, District 65 superintendent. 

Up to 50 university students will be assigned to each District 65 school by the Joseph E. Hill Education Center from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday. 

The program was created by Northwestern University's Division of Student Affairs. 

Information provided by District 65. 

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