On Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, Pima County, Tucson Clean and Beautiful, and students from University of Arizona’s Eller College are joining forces to “Make a Difference” by removing graffiti in the community.
The official “Make a Difference Day” took place on Oct. 27, 2012; however, due to the UA football schedule, students rescheduled their participation to Nov. 3, 2012. This year’s event will mark the second anniversary of over 400 students from the University of Arizona performing community service throughout the Tucson area.
Approximately 100 students will work with Pima County’s Taking Action Against Graffiti (TAAG) Program. These students will paint over unsightly graffiti along the Tucson Diversion Channel.
The Tucson Diversion Channel, which is situated within Supervisor Ramón Valadez’ District 2, is a popular site for graffiti taggers. Valadez, Chair of the Pima County Board of Supervisors, expresses his gratitude, “It is good to see young adults interested on making a difference in their community. Their participation is invaluable to all of us who live, work and play in Pima County.”