Kiet Tat
External Outreach Chair

College Students Volunteer in Beautification Project at School in Oakland

BERKELEY, California; September 15, 2016 — Thirty college students from the local area participated in a service project at the Roots International Academy in Oakland on Saturday, September 10. This event was a beautification project to improve the school’s campus.

Volunteers came from the following schools: CSU East Bay, Diablo Valley College, Los Medanos College, Napa Valley College, San Francisco State University, UC Berkeley.

“The event went extremely well. We converted a library into a music room and converted the previous music room into a Maker’s Academy, in which they are going to place a 3D printer,” said 2nd year UC Berkeley student Austin Maxwell Frenes, who organized the event.

Other volunteers participated in creating signage, decorating bulletin boards, moving equipment, re-shelving books, and painting the campus.

The Roots International Academy serve a diverse population of Oakland students and families. They are committed to supporting students in reflecting on their personal identity and heritage. The school strives to be one of the top performing arts and college readiness focused public, middle schools in the world.

About the California-Nevada-Hawaii District of Circle K International
Founded in 1934, Circle K International is an international collegiate service organization that aims to promote service, leadership, and fellowship to all communities alike. It currently has over 13,000 members across multiple districts around the globe. The California­-Nevada-­Hawaii District, formed in 1954, consists of over 3,200 members on 56 different college campuses across all three states. For more information on the Cal-­Nev-­Ha District of Circle K International and its events, visit


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