Student program works to improve life for north of 45th residents
Through thick fog and temperatures in the mid-30s, Elaine Tran’s voice welcomed a crowd of student volunteers to the North of 45th Neighborhood Clean-Up on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
One volunteer sported a T-shirt with a quote from Dr. King.
“Life’s most urgent question is,” it read, “what are you doing for others?”
For Tran and the other students in the Husky Neighborhood Interns (HNI) program, the answer to this urgent question is simple: assisting others living in the UW community.
The HNIs are a group of students who work to improve the lives of students and residents living in the U-District’s neighborhood north of Northeast 45th Street. The three student interns — Tran, David Dever, and Sarah Tu — work throughout the year to build strong relations between the university, students, and residents who live off campus.
“We do anything we can to improve the neighborhood,” Tran said.