The first UConn Cares event kicked off this April, with alums volunteering across America. The program exceeded all expectations, says Jodi Kaplan, senior director of Alumni Relations. With 22 events nationwide, more alums in L.A., San Francisco, Austin, Chicago, Tampa, Hartford, and many other locations volunteered at food banks, animal shelters, soup kitchens, and coastal and park cleanups to name a few. The purpose of UConn Cares, says Kaplan, is for alumni to join together to volunteer for causes that are meaningful and beneficial to their own communities. —EMMA CASAGRANDE ’18 (CLAS)
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