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


 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, JUNE 6
, 2014

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

igl@BerkeleyCollege.edu

BERKELEY COLLEGE ASSOCIATES VOLUNTEER IN PARAMUS
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 Jersey and New York 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 Paramus, volunteers served at Van Saun County Park, spreading mulch at the entrance to the Bergen County Zoological Park. At Children’s Aid and Family Services, volunteers sanitized play equipment and read stories to the children there. Other Bergen County locations included Saddle River County Park in Glen Rock, where the volunteers spread wood chips around the playground and mulch around the trees. Other volunteers at Jawonio in Park Ridge — an organization that fosters increased independent living skills for people with disabilities — painted and organized rooms, and helped with planting and gardening.

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 Jersey and New York, 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 spread mulch at the entrance to the Bergen County Zoological Park

Photo Caption A: At Van Saun County Park in Paramus, Berkeley College volunteers spread mulch at the entrance to the Bergen County Zoological Park as part of the 5th Annual Community Service Day, held Friday, May 16. Pictured here are William DiMasi of Wyckoff and Dina Morin of Waldwick. 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 Jersey and New York. 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/BergenParkMulch.jpg.
 

Berkeley College volunteers spread wood chips at Saddle River County Park

Photo Caption B: At Saddle River County Park in Glen Rock, Berkeley College volunteers spread wood chips around the playground 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 Jersey and New York. 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/Saddle_River_County_Park.jpg

 


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