Chico State students to skip spring break for community service project

Mar 6, 2014 5:25 PM

A group of students from Chico State’s College of Engineering, Computer Science and Construction (ECC) will forego their spring break vacations in order to build two duplexes in just nine days for families transitioning out of rehabilitation.

More than a year of planning has gone into the annual community service project, which involves almost 200 volunteers, 20 industry suppliers, subcontractors and sponsors as well as financial support from community benefactors.

The volunteers will have from 6 a.m. on Friday, March 14, until Saturday, March 22, to meet their goal of completing the two 1,600-square-foot duplexes. The University’s partnership with the Salvation Army and the City of Chico on the project will fill a vital need in helping single-parent families successfully transition out of the Salvation Army’s adult rehabilitation program.

The duplexes will be located at the corner of West 8th Street and Salem Street in Chico and will serve families participating in the new Ann and Emmett Skinner Transitional Living Program.


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