JFRC Students think globally and act locally by making a difference in their Roman backyard.
For four years now, JFRC Students have joined forces with local Balduina neighborhood community groups NoixRoma and Casali di Santo Spirito to help clean-up parks, piazzas and playgrounds around campus. The idea to help out the local Balduina neighborhood was sparked by Rome Center Alum Dr. Mark Nathan whose donation translated into a legacy where each semester a group of dedicated students get out into the parks of Rome and give back, pulling one weed at a time.
This past Saturday, a group of students joined Cindy Bomben, Alvin Mangosing and SLA Mitch Catalano in cleaning up the children’s playground located off the 990 bus route. Not only did students clear the park grounds of rubbish, they also put some fresh coats of stain and paint on the swings, slides and play sets.
Below, Luke Dahlgren, LUC senior, puts a fresh coat of stain on the children's play house at Parco Proba Petronia.