“The students will spend about three hours doing such things as visiting elderly residents, doing yard work for low-income populations and learning about social justice issues affecting our community around us,” says Tom Nemcek, a senior and Community Action Day co-director. In all, the students are visiting about 15 agencies and organizations.
This year, Community Action Day is hosting a special BBQ with members of the Evanston community. Evanston residents are invited to the Xavier campus for a free BBQ and free t-shirts. Other events planned at the BBQ include Bingo, a DJ and face-painting. The BBQ starts at 1:00 p.m. on the campus green space near the residential mall.