The University of Tennessee Southern (UTS) held its fourth annual “Into the Streets” community service event on Aug. 24.
A service-learning experience to introduce new UTS students to the community and encourage local engagement, 2021’s “Into the Streets” saw an orange wave of over 400 UTS students, faculty, and staff across Giles County. UTS members provided service to the Boys & Girls Club, Rural Food Delivery, the Rotary soccer park, Pleasant Run creek, the Pulaski town square, UTS’s main and east campuses, and more.
“What a difference a day makes,” said Dr. Judy Cheatham, Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs. “A group of 400 worked for four hours – essentially a morning – to provide 1600 hours in total service to the community. It would take one person 200 days to provide that much work.”