The University of Michigan-Flint’s Service Saturdays program is a University Outreach sponsored program that offers a community service learning experience on the local level during select Saturdays throughout the year. Service Saturdays are open to University of Michigan-Flint students, alumni, family, and community members. Participants spend time learning about our urban community and many of the social issues that residents face in Flint. On designated Saturdays, participants will meet at the selected service site to engage in meaningful action towards a greater understanding of root causes of relevant issues. Following the project, participants reflect and analize social justice issues they experience first-hand.
Meet the Team
Ashley McCloud, Co-Chair
Ashley is an Alumni of the University of Michigan-Flint with her B.S in Health Education. As a student she participated in 6 Alternative Spring Breaks and 3 Alternative Summer Breaks, she has also served as a site leader for 6 of the 8 Alternative breaks she has participated in. She is now serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA member as a liaison to the Community Education Initiative, which is a program city-wide program that focuses on supporting students and families of the Flint Community. In her spare time you can find her dancing everywhere because she takes ballet, jazz and contemporary dance classes. She also enjoys watching movies and traveling whenever she gets the chance. In the future Ashley plans to open her own non-profit to continue serving communities.
Evan Satterlee, Co-Chair
Evan is currently a senior in his undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan-Flint, pursuing a career in physical therapy. Thus far, he has participated in almost every Service Saturday event for three years now, and has also worked with Alternative Spring Break and Alternative Summer Break. Through his personal services and through the opportunities of these programs, he has worked with countless organizations in this community, which include Americorps, The Salvation Army, The Food Bank, The Soup Kitchens, My Brother’s Keeper, Habitat for Humanity, Carriage Town Ministries and many more. When he’s not doing community service, Evan likes to play ping pong and go to Michigan Football games at the Big House. He also loves to sing and dance just about everywhere he goes.
“Service has become a very important part of my life, and it’s such a warming feeling to be a part of such a large and growing group of people that are just as passionate about the community and helping others as I am. Being a part of this service program is truly like having a second family, and we have plenty of room for more family!”-Evan Satterlee
January Service Saturday
On January 13, 2018, 15 participants volunteered at American Muslim Community Services where they assembled 500 bags of food that was distributed to 80 different families.