Looking for a way to get your hands a little dirty this Spring? Look no further than the Master of Urban Planning Class of 2014 service project this Saturday, April 12th from 10: 30 AM to 1:00 PM at Growing Hope in Ypsilanti. We will be celebrating the impending end of this big adventure we call grad school by giving back to the community, having fun together, eating pizza, and soaking up some of Michigan’s rumored sunshine*.

So what exactly is Growing Hope? It is a local non-profit that uses a capacity-building approach to help improve individuals’ lives through gardening and access to healthy food. Growing Hope assists local home, school, and community gardens; runs a farmers market in downtown Ypsilanti; and provides a bevy of outreach programs centered on feeling good about what you eat and who you are.

If you are in interested in participating in the service project on Saturday, April 12, please click here to reserve your spot. Due to the organization’s capacity, space is limited, so please RSVP!! Preference will be given to 2nd year MUPs (including dual degrees) and URP faculty if more than 30 people sign up.

The service project is part of a wider effort by the Class of 2014 to give back to the community. The Class of 2014 established the Urban Planning Professional Development Fund as part of the 2014 MUP Class Gift. The Class of 2014 is proud to launch this fund as a unique opportunity for continuing students to pursue important professional pursuits while alleviating some of the financial burden associated with these opportunities. The Urban Planning Professional Development Fund supports unpaid or low-paying summer opportunities that substantially further the professional development goals of continuing Master of Urban Planning students in Taubman College. The fund is still accepting donations! Please help us make this effort successful so that it can continue for future classes!!

Click here to donate to the 2014 MUP Class Gift. The suggested donation is $10-$25 but any and all amounts are greatly appreciated!

*Sunshine may not be guaranteed, but good times are.