Berkeley College Community Service Week Benefits Organizations in Middlesex and Monmouth Counties

FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2018
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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.

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In Middlesex and Monmouth counties, Berkeley College volunteers assisted with activities in the kitchen and dining room at Elijah’s Promise in New Brunswick; cleaned and washed agency vans for the New Jersey Institute for Disabilities in Iselin and Piscataway; sorted and packed books at the Bridge of Books Foundation in Holmdel; painted and prepared the grounds at the Middlesex County Recreation Council’s Kiddie Keep Well Camp for a senior citizen camping event.

“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.

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“The volunteers who came to our site were great and really helped us get a lot of books ready to send out to kids who need them in the coming weeks,” said Abigail Daly, Founder and Executive Director, Bridge of Books Foundation. “We sincerely hope that we can continue to be a part of this event in the coming years.”

Photo Captions: (Top) During Berkeley College’s Community Service Week, volunteers worked in the kitchen and helped get ready for the dining room guests at Elijah’s Promise in New Brunswick. (Middle) (L-R) Volunteers at the New Jersey Institute for Disabilities in Iselin, NJ, wash and clean the agency’s vans and helped paint at Kiddie Keep Well Camp in Edison, NJ, during Berkeley College’s Community Service Week. (Bottom) At the Bridge of Books Foundation in Holmdel, NJ, volunteers sort and pack boxes of children’s books during Berkeley College’s Community Service Week.

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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 four New Jersey campuses – Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. In New York there are three campuses – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. 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


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