Berkeley College Volunteers in Essex and Union Counties during 7th Annual Community Service Day

TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016
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Approximately 350 Berkeley College faculty, staff, alumni and students volunteered
more than 1,300 hours of community service at sites in New Jersey and New York



Berkeley College  2016 Community Service Day

Photo Caption A: During its 7th Annual Community Service Day, Berkeley College volunteers helped maintain green sustainability at the Ujimaa Community Garden in Newark, NJ.

Berkeley College celebrated its 7th Annual Community Service Day on June 17, 2016. Faculty, staff, alumni and students volunteered at nearly 30 service-based organizations in New Jersey and New York.

In Essex and Union counties, Berkeley College volunteers worked at the Greater Newark Conservancy in Newark, NJ; the Ujimaa Community Garden with ITV It Takes A Village in Newark, NJ; the Newark Museum; the Salvation Army - Montclair Citadel in Montclair, NJ; and the Community FoodBank of New Jersey in Hillside, NJ.

“I was so impressed with the work of Berkeley College alum, Nicole Singletary, and her organization, ITV It Takes A Village in Newark NJ, that I had to sign up to volunteer at The Ujimaa Community Garden,” said Michael Iris, Senior Director of Berkeley College Alumni Relations & Online Career Services. “We spent the day weeding, cleaning and painting, and prepared raised garden beds for vegetables. I really enjoyed learning about the organization and the positive impact it has on the community.”

“Community Service Day at Berkeley College helps build awareness about the role non-profit organizations play in keeping our local communities strong and vibrant,” said Michael Smith, President of Berkeley College. “This day also serves as an impetus for inspiring our faculty, staff, alumni and students to continue to share their time and talents beyond this special day.”

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.

Berkeley College 2016 Community Service Day

Photo Caption B: During its 7th Annual Community Service Day, Berkeley College volunteers sorted and repacked food at the Community FoodBank of New Jersey in Hillside, NJ. 

A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls approximately 8,300 students – including more than 700 international students – in its Baccalaureate and Associate 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 a Master of Business Administration degree in Management online and in Woodland Park, NJ.

Berkeley College has five New Jersey campuses – Dover, 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. In 2016, U.S. News & World Report named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans, both for the third consecutive year. The website address is

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