We live in a world that continues to urbanize, which makes it increasingly important to understand the urban environment and context. Through this blog, I hope to help people from all backgrounds gain urban understanding.
Markio Tinaya and Jared Myers, current students in the Urban Studies Department, participated in Serve Philadelphia, a day for citizens to seek out ways to volunteer and serve their communities. The event was held on January 22, 2011 at the Free Library of Philadelphia in Center City. Several organizations from around the city including: the Red Cross, ASAP, and Philadelphia More Beautiful were there to encourage people to engage in community service. The event also incorporate service into the day's activities through either sorting books or writing letters encouraging students from reading programs to continuing reading.