Host a neighborhood beautification day

Marilyn Mueller | Professor of Management, Simpson College

The Idea: At Simpson College we have one day a year when we do not hold classes. We call it “Campus Day.” Instead, we beautify our community. For elderly and disabled people who notify us, as well as projects on campus, we send teams of students, staff and faculty to their homes to perform outside tasks. What if the employers of Des Moines joined together to have their employees devote one day to perform similar tasks in the communities that need such assistance? >