As part of an annual tradition, incoming freshman at the New Jersey Institute of Technology kicked off their first semester at college by fanning out across Newark to tackle various service projects at local agencies such as New Community. At NCC, the students rolled up their sleeves to clean up Meditation Park on South Orange Avenue, working alongside the staff of the Environmental Services department. Another group of NJIT students based at the New Community Extended Care Facility handled a variety of tasks, from delivering clean laundry to each resident’s room to painting and tidying the grounds. Students from NJIT also assisted the staff at Harmony House Early Learning Center with preparing their classrooms for the upcoming school year. More than 1,000 incoming freshman at NJIT participated in First Year Service Day 2015.