District Large Scale Service Project-North 2017

February 13, 2017

Heyun Jeong
Heyun Jeong

Kiet H. Tat




ALBANY, Calif.; February 11, 2017— Students in Circle K International (CKI), the world’s largest student-led collegiate service organization, collaborated for their first major service project of the year, District Large Scale Service Project North. Together, the 155 CKI members volunteered over 900 hours of service in a day-long event at UC Gill Tract Community Farm in Albany.

The UC Gill Tract Community Farm is a collaborative urban farm a project between UC Berkeley and the local community that focuses on ecological farming and food justice. The farm, which also acts as a research and learning center, donates its harvests to low-income communities at reduced costs.

The volunteers completed the following tasks: repaired netting, removed unwanted plants, cleaned up the children’s garden, applied oil to wheelbarrows, formed flower beds, and distributed mulch.

The farm’s values of supporting sustainable, green growing practices aligns with CKI’s “Serve to Conserve” service initiative, which brought the two organizations together. The service project was planned by UC Berkeley junior Ryan Tsao, who is a part of the Service committee of CKI members from around California and Nevada.

“The main goals for this project was for members to meet each other and make friendships that transcend their geographic separations, learn about sustainable and green growing practices, and feel that their efforts helped make meaningful change in this community,” Tsao said. Students came from all over the Bay Area and Sacramento area, such as UC Davis, CSU Sacramento, San Francisco State University, and UC Santa Cruz.

This day is one of two large-scale service projects that take place every February. This weekend, on February 18, CKI will host a similar event in southern California that will unite over 400 students in a day of service at the local parks of Orange County.

About Circle K International

Circle K is the largest collegiate community service, leadership development, and friendship organization in the world. The California-Nevada-Hawaii District of Circle K International is made up of 60 clubs and over 3,200 members in the three states. Circle K clubs are organized and sponsored by a Kiwanis club on a college or university campus.


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