Allegheny Students, Community Partner to Make a Difference

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More than 320 Allegheny students — more than 15 percent of the student body — joined with community volunteers Saturday to take part in Meadville’s 23rd annual Make a Difference Day.

Groups worked on about 100 projects ranging from roof and door repair to tree planting.

“Allegheny is a community, doing service alongside others in the (Meadville) community for those most in need,” said Dave Roncolato, Allegheny’s director of civic engagement.

The projects completed during the annual event are “lessons of citizenship that are profound for our students and that obviously help improve our community as well,” Roncolato said.