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Neighborhood Renewal Program projects continue this weekend

Post Date:03/09/2018 9:12 AM
Strengthened by a collaborative partnership with dozens of student volunteers from the University of Nevada, Reno, the City of Reno’s Neighborhood Renewal Program continues on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 9 a.m.

The City of Reno and Truckee Meadows Habitat for Humanity are scheduled to work on a total of five homes along with about 80 student volunteers from the University of Nevada, Reno. The five Reno addresses are as follows:
  • 1655 Castle Way
  • 1930 Castle Way
  • 1660 Beech St.
  • 1850 Wilder Way
  • 1835 Hillboro Ave.
As part of the work day’s engagement efforts, being called “Greeks in the Streets,” the university is encouraging students, employees, participants and media to use the following hashtags on social media: #greeksinthestreets and #neighborhoodrevitalization.

Reno City Councilmember Oscar Delgado will join Truckee Meadows Habitat for Humanity and student volunteers at Castle Way, as work begins on three additional homes in Ward 3 that have been selected for a City of Reno revitalization project.

“This program seeks to improve the quality of life for Reno residents, and I am proud to count on university students and staff as partners in helping the City of Reno accomplish this goal,” Delgado said. "As this program empowers homeowners to take action, I hope today’s partnership equally empowers volunteers to positively impact our neighborhoods. I cannot thank Nevada students enough for taking the lead on this initiative."

“We’re excited for our students to be a part of the Neighborhood Renewal Program, which utilizes community volunteers,” Chris Partridge, coordinator for the University of Nevada, Reno’s Center for Student Engagement, said. “Volunteering fosters the development of a student's civic responsibility, leadership and personal growth.”

To date, a total of six homes in three City of Reno wards have or will be revitalized as part of the program. Work was completed at 1411 E. 10th St. last year.