Students, Alumni to Go “Beyond Themselves” at First Community Day, April 10

Pull out your green thumbs and old clothes for a day of volunteering at the first annual Haas Community Day at the Alameda Point Collaborative on April 10.

The free event, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., was organized by the East Bay Haas Alumni Network Chapter and Haas Challenge for Charity to serve the community while bringing together current students, faculty, staff, alumni, and their families. Challenge for Charity is a nonprofit that involves nine West Coast business schools to support the Special Olympics, Boys and Girls Clubs, and other local charities.

Volunteers will be landscaping, painting, and farming at the Alameda Point Collaborative (APC), which provides affordable housing and services in 239 units on the former Alameda Naval Air Station.

"After watching the first-year full-time class bond while volunteering at APC during orientation week, we saw an opportunity to expand the idea and make an even greater impact," says Jennifer Burns, MBA 12, VP of community in the MBA Association. "Our plan is to designate this as an annual event that encourages everyone affiliated with Haas to continually live the core value of 'Beyond Yourself.'"

The day will be split into two volunteer shifts, from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. A barbecue lunch will be provided from noon to 1 p.m. for both shifts. The event will be held rain or shine. Children are enthusiastically welcome at the event.

For more information, including registration, visit haas-community-2011.eventbrite.com. For questions, contact Kandra Chan, MBA 11, at kandra_chan@mba.berkeley.edu or Hubert Lin, MBA 12, at hubert_lin@mba.berkeley.edu.

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