EVMS Pulse

Students give back during Community Impact Day

By Virginia Hilton | August 14, 2018

Cutting paper, pulling out staples and coloring bulletin boards might not be what you’d expect first-year medical and health professions students to be doing on a Saturday morning.

But that was the scene on Aug. 11 at P.B. Young, Sr. Elementary School in Young Terrace, when 259 EVMS students traveled to the Norfolk neighborhood as part of Community Impact Day. Young Terrace is a subsidized housing community that is among the poorest 1 percent of neighborhoods in the nation.

Students performed helpful tasks such as cleaning, decorating and organizing school supplies.

The event is a collaboration between Norfolk Public Schools and the EVMS M. Foscue Brock Institute for Community and Global Health.

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United for Children and United Way of South Hampton Roads helped sponsor this event.

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