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Day of Service at Southwestern High School in Detroit

March 16, 2010

On Friday, March 12th, the Jalen Rose Charitable Fund partnered with the University of Michigan Greek Life Organization to host a Day of Service at Jalen’s alma mater, Southwestern High School in Detroit. This event was held in conjunction with Greek Week, a week long competition for sorority and fraternity members that happens once a year. UM Greek Life organized fourteen different service projects on this day and over 150 Greeks participated in the various projects.

While at the high school, students from UM Greek Life collaborated with Southwestern students to paint a mural in the Jalen Rose Computer Lab. The UM students also visited classrooms to speak about college life, assisted students with scholarship applications and judged the school’s “Making A Difference” poster contest.

The mural was designed by Southwestern Alumnus Chazz Miller. Chazz creates Murals throughout The Detroit Metro area that inspire hope in the hearts and minds of the community, with a commitment to educating and enhancing the understanding of all that the arts have to offer through his organization, Public Art Workz (P.A.W.Z.).

For more information on the organizations listed above, please visit:
Public Art Workz
UM Greek Week