Launched in the summer of 2010, the Erie-Gannon Alliances to Improve Neighborhood Sustainability (Erie-GAINS) is a long-term effort aimed at expanding the university’s community service efforts.
The program allows Gannon to maximize its impact by focusing on a well-defined, manageable portion of downtown. This “University Neighborhood” is bordered by Presque Isle Bay to the north, Parade Street to the east, 11th Street to the south and the Bayfront Parkway to the west. Erie-GAINS also has a programmatic focus on urban development issues such as education, health and wellness, environmental sustainability, business and economy, and quality of life.
Many students support Erie-GAINS and don’t even know it – by participating in projects like GIVE Day, Kids Cafe and the Erie Technology Incubator (ETI). For more ways to get involved, contact the Center for Social Concerns.