It all starts at StreetFest, Calvin's annual three-day service orientation for incoming students. When first-year students climb off the buses and put their muscle into stocking food pantries, planting gardens or cleaning streets they get their first taste of the Calvin service-learning experience. StreetFest partners Calvin students and their faculty and staff mentors with over 50 community agencies, organizations and churches in several Grand Rapids neighborhoods. Three days of practical chores in the wider community do more than expose Calvin students to the wider world. StreetFest also strengthens these ongoing partnerships, partnerships in which Calvin students continue to serve.
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