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DI Details Newsletter June 2010 Design Institute of San Diego
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Another DI Alum We're Proud Of!

GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY

Surviving the 1:2 Student Design Charette

TAPAS, ANYONE?

LIBRARIAN'S CORNER - Art from Around the World

CULTURAL EVENTS AROUND SAN DIEGO

GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY

June 5th was a special day for 40+ DI students faculty and staff who gathered to change the lives of some fellow San Diegans. Working together as volunteers for the 15th annual Community HousingWorks Facelift Event, that renovated the 500th home that this program has helped.

Facelift's mission is to make living space improvements for homeowners who are low-income, disabled or elderly. Since 1995, hundreds of homes in City Heights that were previously best described as "tired" have been made more desirable places to live.

Accomplished through the collaboration of community volunteers, neighborhood associations, local business leaders and elected officials, the locally-based FaceLift Committee selects a one block radius to receive a makeover during this highly-publicized one-day event. FaceLift gives priority to senior citizens, disabled persons and low-income families that need assistance to make improvements to their homes.

The response across the DI campus for participants was so strong that the Facelift committee actually added another house to the project just for The DI team to work on. DI volunteers spent their time painting the outside of the house, front and back, and removing old landscaping and installing new, low water plants and ground covering. Considering how many hands DI had working, it helped to provide the perspective of how difficult - if not impossible - it would have been for the homeowners to accomplish this on their own.

Today the entire neighborhood looks so much more inviting as a result of the positive energy DISD's team members were able to share. Thanks to everyone who participated.

Next year's goal - TWO houses! Sign up now.

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