Helping through service

By Maddie Christian/reporter

The TR Campus Day of Service gives students a chance to participate in multiple volunteer projects within the Fort Worth area April 13.

Projects include services at Cornerstone Assistance Network, Tarrant Area Food Bank and the Botanic Garden in Fort Worth. Students will also engage in events on TR Campus such as a kayak cleanup and the March for Dimes’ March for Babies.

“Community service gives students the chance to get out of the classroom and apply their knowledge as well as gain further experience by giving back to a nonprofit organization,” TR student development coordinator Angelica Cuellar said.

TR Student Government Association vice president Dakota Flores, who plans to major in strategic communications, participated in last year’s kayak cleanup on TR.

“I had a blast and was able to see a noticeable improvement to the river once we had finished for the day,” Flores said.

Students have many different options for service this year and choose an event that fits them, he said.

“I would tell any student that is thinking about participating to definitely do it,” Flores said. “It is an experience not like most community service opportunities.”

TCC has a great impact on the community through the day of service, said Carter Bedford, TR student development services director.

“We are aware of our capacity and want to ensure that we are able to fill the projects that we put out for our community,” Bedford said.

Service hours and locations vary with each event. For more information, email Cuellar at