Curtis Poretsky and William Joseph Skillas  of Chamblee Charter High School do some landscaping work at the DeKalb Service Center.
Curtis Poretsky and William Joseph Skillas of Chamblee Charter High School clean up the grounds.
Casey Cunningham and Claudia Middleton of Chamblee High volunteer to add flowers.

Chamblee Charter High School seniors recently came to DeKalb Community Service Board (CSB) to participate in a service project as part of their annual Senior Day of Service.

For the past three years, the school has allowed graduating seniors to volunteer with local nonprofits as a part of their annual Senior Service Day. The students spent their morning participating in environmental and landscaping activities for DeKalb CSB’s DeKalb Service Center, which serves local residents with disabilities.

The students, individuals and staff collaborated to create a setting for the outdoor areas surrounding the center. Activities included planting flowers, laying mulch, trimming trees, removing debris and unwanted weeds, and sweeping the outdoor stairwells.

“It is always nice to have members of the community come forward to beautify the facility,” said Cathy Fraser, DeKalb Service Center Director. “The interaction between the students and the individuals is valuable because the individuals rarely get the opportunity to interact with others outside of our staff.”

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