Berkeley College Associates Volunteer in New York on 5th Annual Community Service Day

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, MAY 27
, 2014

Contact:  Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
201-291-1111, ext. 1-5122

igl@BerkeleyCollege.edu

 

BERKELEY COLLEGE ASSOCIATES VOLUNTEER IN NEW YORK
ON 5th ANNUAL COMMUNITY SERVICE DAY


Berkeley College volunteers, comprised of approximately 300 staff, faculty, students, alumni and trustees, volunteered more than 1,000 hours of service at 27 community agencies in New York and New Jersey as part of the 5th Annual Berkeley College Community Service Day, held Friday, May 16.

“Community Service Day is an educational opportunity wherein we help others, and our staff, faculty, students and alumni learn more about the communities where we work and live as we support them with our voluntary efforts,” said Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President of Berkeley College, who volunteered at Room to Grow in Manhattan, NY. The mission of Room to Grow is to enrich the lives of babies born into poverty throughout their critical first three years of development.

In New York, volunteers had 17 opportunities to serve in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Westchester and Rockland counties.  Among the range of services offered, for example, volunteers worked with the Food Bank for New York City reorganizing goods and food for redistribution; sorted and shelved books at three branches of the New York Public Library; hosted breakfast and planted flowers at Gilda’s Club; and assisted with a school visit at the White Plains Public Library.

Community Service Day is an initiative of Berkeley Cares, which throughout the year assists charities in the critical areas of food, shelter, health and student success. To view a video about Community Service Day, click here.

For a complete list of Community Service Day locations in New York and New Jersey, go to http://berkeleycollege.edu/news_room.htm and click on PR Resources.

A leader in providing career-focused education for more than 80 years, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls approximately 8,000 students – including more than 900 international students – in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree and Certificate programs. The College has six New Jersey locations – Woodland Park, Paramus, Woodbridge, Newark, Clifton and Dover. In New York there are three locations – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. Berkeley College Online® also offers full degree programs. Programs are offered in more than 20 career fields. The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.

Berkeley College volunteers worked in the soup kitchen at St. John’s Bread and Life in Brooklyn

Photo Caption A: In Brooklyn, Berkeley College volunteers worked in the soup kitchen at St. John’s Bread and Life as part of the 5th Annual Community Service Day, held Friday, May 16. This year, approximately 300 Berkeley College staff, faculty, students, alumni and trustees volunteered more than 1,000 hours of service at 27 community agencies in New York and New Jersey. Community Service Day is an initiative of Berkeley Cares, which throughout the year assists charities in the critical areas of food, shelter, health and student success.

To view high resolution image of this photo go to:http://berkeleycollege.edu/press_release_images/StJohnsBreadLife.jpg

Berkeley College volunteers organize donations of infant toys at Room to Grow in Manhattan

Photo Caption B: At Room to Grow in Manhattan, Berkeley College volunteers organized donations of infant toys and clothing as part of the 5th Annual Community Service Day, held Friday, May 16. This year, approximately 300 Berkeley College staff, faculty, students, alumni and trustees volunteered more than 1,000 hours of service at 27 community agencies in New York and New Jersey. Community Service Day is an initiative of Berkeley Cares, which throughout the year assists charities in the critical areas of food, shelter, health and student success.

To view a high-resolution version of this photo, go to: http://berkeleycollege.edu/press_release_images/NYC_RoomtoGrow_052714.jpg

Berkeley College volunteers clean and sand boats at Rocking the Boat in the Bronx
Photo Caption C: At Rocking the Boat in the Bronx, Berkeley College volunteers cleaned, sanded and painted boats, and took young people out on the boats to experience the Hudson River as part of the 5th Annual Community Service Day, held Friday, May 16. This year, approximately 300 Berkeley College staff, faculty, students, alumni and trustees volunteered more than 1,000 hours of service at 27 community agencies in New York and New Jersey. Community Service Day is an initiative of Berkeley Cares, which throughout the year assists charities in the critical areas of food, shelter, health and student success.
To view high resolution image of this photo go to:http://berkeleycollege.edu/press_release_images/RockingTheBoat.jpg

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