Keep Irving Beautiful and North Lake Join for Beautification Project - Service Learning Students Paint at Southwest Park

Irving, TX, February 24, 2017 --( Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) and North Lake College students and staff have collaborated on many activities over the years, including cleanups, recycling events, tree plantings and beautification projects. One of the groups involved is North Lake’s Service Learning Program, which KIB has participated in since 2008. Each spring and fall semester, students sign up with a non-profit organization, and complete the required hours (usually 15). This semester, seven students have joined KIB’s program, and they had their first project on Friday, February 17. Service Learning students gave 16 hours of volunteer service in painting a parks facility building at Southwest Park. The students first prepped the area, then gave the walls a fresh coat of paint. The Parks and Recreation Department provided supplies, technical guidance, and access to the building for the project.

KIB Board member and Higher Education Chair Candace Eldridge commented on the effort by saying, “Both North Lake College and KIB encourage volunteerism and giving back to the community, so this collaboration is a natural fit. The students really enjoy the experience.”

Keep Irving Beautiful is a non-profit, grassroots, leadership organization dedicated to educating our community about litter abatement, recycling, and beautification to help preserve the health and promote the social and economic prosperity of our city. As an award-winning affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and Keep Texas Beautiful, Keep Irving Beautiful reaches out to all sectors of our city including government, business, church, cultural, educational, neighborhood and civic organizations. If you are interested in volunteering with KIB, or making your activity a “green event,” please go to Keep Irving Beautiful, or call (972) 721-2175.
Keep Irving Beautiful
Rick Hose