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FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2018
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BERKELEY COLLEGE COMMUNITY SERVICE WEEK BENEFITS
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Berkeley College faculty, staff, alumni and students recently contributed 1,800 hands-on volunteer hours to 50 organizations in New York and New Jersey during the College’s annual Community Service Week. Now in its ninth year, the volunteer initiative aligns with the mission and values of Berkeley College, exemplifying that teaching and learning take place both in and out of the classroom.
From May 20 through 25, 2018, nearly 500 Berkeley College volunteers painted benches and beautified parks, served lunch to those in need at shelters and food kitchens, and connected with youth, seniors, and the homebound. In Manhattan, NY, volunteers distributed and served food at the Food Bank for New York City and Grand Central Neighborhood Social Services Corporation; delivered meals to the homebound elderly with Citymeals on Wheels; and cleaned and stocked shelves at Ronald McDonald House of New York. Other volunteers participated in the AIDS Walk New York in Central Park, packed bagged lunches as part of the Hashtag Lunchbag initiative, and archived letters and newspaper clippings at the New York Public Library.
“Through Community Service Week, faculty, staff, alumni and students share their time and talents with local organizations, serving as ambassadors of Berkeley College’s longtime commitment to social responsibility,” said Michael J. Smith, President of Berkeley College.
Community Service Week is an initiative of Berkeley Cares, which throughout the year assists charities in the critical areas of food, shelter, health and student success.
Photo Captions: During Community Service Week, Berkeley College contributed 1,800 of hands-on volunteer hours to 50 organizations in New Jersey and New York, including in Manhattan, NY. (Top, L to R) Berkeley College volunteers serve meals at Grand Central Neighborhood Social Services Corporation, pack bagged lunches with the Hashtag Lunchbag initiative, and participate in the AIDS Walk New York in Central Park. (Above) Volunteers deliver meals with Citymeals on Wheels (left), clean and stock shelves at Ronald McDonald House of New York (center top), distribute food at the Food Bank for New York City (center bottom), and archive letters and newspaper clippings at the New York Public Library.
About Berkeley College
A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls more than 7,100 students – including more than 440 international students – in its Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degree and Certificate programs. Students can study in more than 20 career fields. Berkeley College is comprised of the Larry L. Luing School of Business®, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Health Studies and the School of Liberal Arts. The School of Graduate Studies offers an MBA in Management online and in Woodland Park, NJ.
Berkeley College has three New York campuses – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. In New Jersey there are four campuses – Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. For five consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans. The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.
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