Belmont University College of Law first year students spent the morning of August 22 engaging in a class-wide community service project at Capers Memorial CME Church. In 2015, Capers Memorial was named by Historic Nashville as one of the “Nashville Nine”, a list of nine properties in the area that are in “endangered by demolition, neglect, or development.”
Over 100 Belmont Law students, faculty and staff gathered at Capers Memorial to clean, paint and engage with the congregation. Students worked to address mild repair that the congregation and church leadership suggested. The majority of the members at Capers Memorial have attended church there for over 50 years, and much of their history and heritage is rooted in this building.
Serving as the culminating event of new student orientation for the Class of 2019, the second largest class in Belmont Law’s history poured over 300 hours into service at Capers Memorial.