Thursday, October 20, 2011
Baton Rouge, La
EBR School Board recognizes LSU Community Bound and awards achievement medals.
On October 20, 2011, the East Baton Rouge School Board recognized the LSU Community Bound program for its significant impact on the school system and the community. Community Bound seeks to engage first-year students in the community during their first weekend on campus as students. Over 500 students, faculty and staff spent Saturday, August 20, helping to paint the interiors of six local schools.Many of the participants have followed up their Community Bound service by going on to become Reading Buddies, Big Buddies, or math tutors at the schools.
School Board President Barbara Freiberg shared the history of Community Bound and how it has impacted the East Baton Rouge school system throughout the years. Chris Trahan, Director of Communications and Community Engagement for the East Baton Rouge School Board, spoke about the service that was provided to the schools.
The Volunteer LSU Community Bound planning committee was represented by Leighanna Clark, Special Events Coordinator; Claudia Valbuena, Graduate Assistant; and Josh Dean, Advisor, at the East Baton Rouge School Board Meeting.
In conclusion, Aramark Vice President Terrance Ransfer presented the Community Bound Planning Committee with East Baton Rouge School Board achievement medals for their outstanding service.
Community Bound is a collaboration between LSU Campus Life’s Volunteer LSU, the Honors College, Career Services, Greek Life, Campus Federal Credit Union, First Year Experience, and the African American Cultural Center.