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Playground with a Purpose

Earlhamites deliver on plan to build city's first playground for all children

A team of Earlhamites have delivered on their plan to bring a first-of-its-kind playground to the Richmond area.

“Playground with a Purpose,” a play space built for children with special needs, is now open at Clear Creek Park thanks to the collective efforts of Caleb Smith, Peniel Ibe, Truman McGee, Rachel Logan-Wood and Regan Lowring. The five Environmental Studies majors earned bachelor's degrees from Earlham College in May 2017.

 

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Town and Gown

In 2016, a group of seniors environmental studies majors partnered with the City of Richmond Parks and Recreation Department to design, fundraise for and construct the city's first playground for children of all abilities. 

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EPIC Advantage

"Playground with a Purpose" is just one of the experiences students will have as part of the EPIC Advantage.

Earlham is one of only a handful of colleges and universities in the United States to offer funded internships and research experiences to all students. These opportunities take place during the summer, prior to a student's junior or senior year, and funding may include travel expenses.

This opportunity is a key component of EPIC (Earlham Program for an Integrated Curriculum) and is a permanent feature of the Earlham Experience.

Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts, including the sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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