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RWU Students Connect to E.P. Community

About two dozen freshmen at Roger Williams University worked at the E.P. Senior Center on Monday as part of 'Community Connections' service program.

RWU students Liam Brocha of Portland, Maine; Tom Ochs of Albany, NY; Briana Mellen of Ellington, CT; Cam McCusker of North Reading, MA, and Mike Charbonneau of Bolton, MA.
RWU students Liam Brocha of Portland, Maine; Tom Ochs of Albany, NY; Briana Mellen of Ellington, CT; Cam McCusker of North Reading, MA, and Mike Charbonneau of Bolton, MA.

About two dozen college students helped to spruce up the East Providence Senior Center on Monday, Aug. 26.

The students are freshmen at Roger Williams University in Bristol, which extended its ninth annual Community Connections program across the East Bay.

The program offers help to nonprofits through the region. More than 1,200 students, staff and faculty volunteered in more than 20 service projects. 

The students pulled weeds, cleaned up the grounds, raked mulch in flower beds and did other landscaping around the senior center for several hours on Monday. 

“It was fun,” said Liam Brocha of Portland, Maine, who hoisted a mound of weeds pullled from around the gazabo in front of the Waterman Avenue building to be hauled off the site. 

Community Connections is now in its ninth year. It takes place while upper-class students move onto campus for the 2013-2014 academic year.

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