Thousands of Wayne State University incoming freshmen to take part in massive community revitalization effort

August 26, 2010

WHAT: More than 2,500 Wayne State University incoming freshmen have been invited to participate in Warrior Service Day, a daylong community service initiative benefiting several Detroit civic organizations including Next Detroit, the United Way, Forgotten Harvest and the Woodward Avenue Action Association.

WHEN: 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, August 30, 2010

WHERE: Students will meet at Wayne State's Matthaei Athletic Complex before dispersing to project sites throughout the city of Detroit. The largest groups of students will gather in Corktown, Brush Park and the New Center area. A full Warrior Service Day schedule is available through the contact below.

MORE INFO: This year's projects go far beyond the typical realm of community clean-up. Students will also participate in urban farming, assist local food shelters and help assure local senior citizens' vehicles are safe for their specific needs.

Warrior Service Day is a function of iStart: New Student Days, a program designed to jump-start the academic careers of first-year students. For more information on iStart, please visit:

Wayne State University is a premier urban research institution of higher education offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students.