Press Release 3
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Press Release 3
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For Release [2/2/2015]
Oakland, CA, February 14, 2015: On February 14th hundreds of university students from California and
Nevada will be spending theirday beautifying East Oakland Pride Elementary and Roots International Academy.
Over 200 college students gathertogetherfor an annual event to participate in a large-scale service
project that benefits the community at large. These college students,spanning fromthe Northern half of
California and Nevada, plan to renovate and improve East Oakland Pride Elementary and Roots International
Academy. The college students will partake in small and large projects inside and outside of the school.
Indoor projects will include reorganizing the library and helping teachers organize their classrooms. Outdoor
projects include repainting pavements and street cleaning. The main project to partake in the elementary
schoolis the creation of a mural that encompasses the importance of literacy and the school’s motto: “Pride,
Respect, Intelligence, Determination, and Empowerment”. This year the service project spotlights literacy
East Oakland Pride is a high-poverty elementary school,which most of the children come from low-
income households.The teachers have a constant fear of where funds are going. Many of the teachers lack
lots of things needed in the classroom—paper, laminators, textbooks, and pencils. Connie Lam, a teacher at
East Oakland Pride, expresses the importance of this service project:
“You being here, at our school,says so much more than the paint you will put on our walls or the
litter you will pick up off the ground. It shows that you care. It shows that our schoolmatters.
That’s all we can ask for.”
As college students who advocate for education and to make a difference in the community are more than
happy to volunteertheir time to make a difference at an elementary schoolthat needs it the most.
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District Large Scale Service Project North (DLSSP North) is an event held bythe California-Nevada-
Hawaii District ofCircle K Internationalwhere its members will exemplify theirthree tenets of service,leadership,
and fellowship -particularly highlightingtheaspect of service.DLSSPNorth is an all day eventwhere college
studentsparticipate in variousservice projects in California.DLSSP North highlights Circle K International’s
Service Initiative:Leaping towardLiteracy.The main objective is to promote theimportance ofliteracy education
in secondary schoolsystems.
District LargeScale ServiceProjectNorth is held inOakland,California,whichallows college studentsto
renovate and to create a mural highlighting literacy in a local elementary school.
About Circle KInternational:
Circle K International (CKI) is an international collegiate service organization that is a sponsored leadership
programofKiwanis International. Kiwanis International is an international, coeducational service organization,
which through Circle K promotes service, leadership, and fellowship with the motto “Live to Service, Love to
Serve.” It has over 12,600 members. The local district is the California-Nevada-Hawaii District, which includes
over 3000 collegiate members.
Miguel Henares– DLSSP Chair– email@example.com
Phone – (702)428-7856
Ankita Shete – CNH Public Relations Committee Outreach Chair – firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone – (702) 622- 9889