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U.S. Sen. Tom Carper converses with a DSU student as she paints at the Simon Circle Boys & Girls Club in Dover as part of the University's Inspired Day of Service. Sen. Carper joined the students and assisted in the painting project.

  200+ Students Work DSU Inspired Day of Service (photo slideshow)

Delaware State University’s Inspire Scholarship recipients as well as other students put action behind the institution’s core values of “community” and “outreach” as they engaged in community service projects at five locations statewide as part of DSU’s Inspired Day of Service” on April 6.
More than 200 students participated in the community service outreach. For images of the 2013 DSU Inspired Day of Service, click on the below photo slideshow that is followed by more information.

More than 200 DSU students participated in the community service event. Most painted, cleaned, performed routine maintenance and landscaping in teams at the East Side Charter School of Wilmington, the Newark Day Nursery and Children’s Center, and Boys & Girls Clubs in Dover and Oak Orchard.
Another team of student spent the day working at the Food Bank of Milford where they packaged food for the coming week.
The day began with a 9 a.m. opening ceremony on the DSU campus in the main gymnasium area of the Wellness and Recreation Center. U.S. Sen. Thomas R. Carper, Lt. Gov. John Carney, state Sen. Brian Bushweller, state Rep. Darryl Scott took part in the ceremony before the students boarded their buses to travel to the five work locations.
The DSU Inspired Day of Service was supported this year by the United Way of Delaware. the Rev. John Moore, the executive director of the United Way of Delaware, also spoke during the opening ceremony.