Media advisory: New SF State students to participate in day of service

Nearly 600 incoming students expected to take part in community service projects in San Francisco


SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 23, 2012 -- New San Francisco State University freshmen and transfer students will participate in a day of community service on Aug. 25, keeping with the University's nationally recognized commitment to civic engagement.

SF State is partnering with the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and Department of Public Works on the event, now in its second year. Nearly 600 students are expected to participate.


Volunteer projects include:

  • Habitat restoration, weeding and trash removal at Lake Merced
  • Trash removal along 19th Avenue near Holloway Avenue
  • Planting of native species on the SF State campus


SF State has been recognized as a national leader in community service and is one of a select group of schools that the Princeton Review calls "Colleges with a Conscience." SF State students participated in nearly 500,000 community service learning hours in 2011-12, with nearly a third of the student population involved in service.

Media interested in attending the day of service should contact Jonathan Morales in University Communications at (415) 338-1665 or


WHAT: SF State Day of Service -- Excellent photo opportunity

WHEN: 9 a.m. to noon., Saturday, Aug. 25

WHERE: Student volunteers will meet at 9 a.m. on the steps in the Village at Centennial Square at San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, Calif., before they depart on foot for their respective work sites.

WHO: Dean of Students Joseph Greenwell and a representative from the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department will address students before they depart for work sites.




SF State is the only master's-level public university serving the counties of San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin. The University enrolls nearly 30,000 students each year and offers nationally acclaimed programs in a range of fields -- from creative writing, cinema and biology to history, broadcast and electronic communication arts, theatre arts and ethnic studies. The University’s more than 212,000 graduates have contributed to the economic, cultural and civic fabric of San Francisco and beyond.