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Celebrating 50 years of community building!



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October 5–6, 2018

Join us on Oct. 5 for our anniversary reception
and Oct. 6 for the volunteer project.

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Since 1968, Y.E.S. student leaders have initiated over 70 programs to address community needs, mobilizing HSU volunteers to engage with and support local community organizations.

Y.E.S. is proud of this longstanding tradition of student leadership, volunteering, and community building.

Join us in celebrating this big milestone.



Anniversary Reception

Friday, October 5th

5:30–7:30 pm

HSU's Nelson Hall East, Goodwin Forum
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Have fun reminiscing over food and beverages at a reception on Friday, where you’ll hear from HSU President Lisa Rossbacher, former and current Y.E.S. staff and student leaders, and Y.E.S. community partners. See photos from over the years, and share your stories on the memory wall.

Volunteer Project

Saturday, October 6th

9:30 am–1 pm

Potawot Community Food Garden
3500 Ribeiro Lane, Arcata, CA 

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Volunteers will meet at the volunteer site, 3500 Ribeiro Rd, Arcata. Or arrive by bus, which will depart from HSU Library Circle at 9:15 am. HSU students are strongly encouraged to travel by bus (please meet at library circle by 9:00am)Upon arrival, learn more about the Potawot Community Food Garden and United Indian Health Services. Gardening projects may include tending strawberry beds, harvesting vegetables, orchard care, mulching, and more!