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Niagara University students work to be better neighbors

NIAGARA FALLS – Before school had even started, residents in Niagara Falls had already begun to discuss ongoing issues with Niagara University students - issues which range from littering and drinking parties to parking problems.

But on Saturday, approximately 60 students went to the McKoon Avenue neighborhood to pick up trash and debris, showing they can be part of the solution.

A variety of student groups were represented, including Niagara’s baseball team and Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity.

The day of service was coordinated by Jason A. Jakubowski, Niagara’s dean of students; Fran Boltz, director of Learn and Serve Niagara; and the university’s Office of Student Affair.

As part of the university’s Catholic and Vincentian mission, students perform 1,000 hours of community service during the academic year, doing tasks that include preparing taxes for the elderly, working with youth, and general cleanups.

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