University of Pennsylvania Students Converge on New Orleans for Spring-Break Volunteer Activities

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460March 6, 2008

WHO: University of Pennsylvania students

WHAT: Grassroots volunteer efforts to rebuild New Orleans

WHERE: New Orleans

WHEN: March 7-16

Students from the University of Pennsylvania are passing up typical spring-break vacation experiences for a week of volunteer activities in New Orleans. Penn’s Fox Leadership in New Orleans Louisiana program, or FLINOLA, is sending the largest contingent of students. Details are available at

Penn student volunteers from NO REST, the School of Design, the Newman Center, Alternate Spring Break, the Campus Crusade for Christ, Civic House and the Hillel-Muslim Students Association will join them.

Ongoing Penn in the Gulf hurricane-relief efforts encompass those in Hancock County, Miss., conducted under the School of Social Policy and Practice’s Feldman Initiative, which also includes the School of Nursing, School of Dental Medicine and School of Engineering and Applied Science. There are also School of Arts and Sciences and School of Design student service projects in New Orleans.

NOTE TO REPORTERS AND EDITORS: Interview and photo opportunities are available with Penn students departing from Philadelphia International Airport this week and returning next week. Details are available by contacting Jacquie Posey at 215-898-6460 or