Students from CSI’s Eagles United Club paint over graffiti on a wall south of Rent-A-Center, in Burley. The group is dedicated to cleaning up the graffiti in Mini-Cassia and will help paint both private and public sites. Contact the school’s advisor if help is needed.
BURLEY – A CSI service group has taken a bite out of crime with paint brushes and rollers.
CSI Eagles United, a second-year organization that was started to help the community with service projects that make the Mini-Cassia a better place to live, was out on the town Saturday, cleaning up graffiti on public and private buildings.
“We want to help the community leaders clean up the city,” said Angelica Cruz, President of CSI Eagles United.
Under the direction of Susan Beseris, the CSI Mini-Cassia Center advisor, the group of 22 students looks for ways to help the community.
This weekend’s service project involved some cans of white paint, rollers, brushes and about 15 pairs of willing hands. The group covered graffiti that had been painted on the side wall at Rent A Center at 13th and Overland, as well as on two private structures in north Burley.
“We look for places where we can see a need, such as these,” Cruz said.
“Then we talk with the property owner and see if they will allow us to clean up the graffiti. It’s as simple as that.”
Cruz said they supply their own paint, brushes, rollers, and workers. All the land owners need to supply is a job that needs to be done.
They do more than graffiti cleanup too, Beseris noted.
“We are going to have a huge Easter Egg Hunt for all the area children, ages two to 12, at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 6, at the CSI Mini-Cassia Center campus.
Cruz said the group was organized last year, when she and a friend were discussing how there was nothing to do at CSI. They decided to organize a service group and it has grown over the past year.
“We started out with eight members,” Cruz said.
“Now there are 22 of us, and we are looking for more members.”
Cruz said any CSI student is welcome to join; they can obtain information about CSI Eagles United by talking with Beseris in the office of the CSI Mini-Cassia Center.
Also, anyone who has graffiti they would like to have cleaned up can get help from the club by calling Susan Beseris at the center, at 678-1400.
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Members of the CSI Eagles United Club gathered at the St. Patrick’s Day Fun Run, where they participated in support of Richard Call, former BHS Drama Coach, who is fighting cancer.