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MONDAY, JUNE 5, 2017
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BERKELEY COLLEGE VOLUNTEERS IN ESSEX COUNTY
Faculty, Staff, Alumni and Students Provide Support
Photo Caption A: Berkeley College volunteers maintain green sustainability at the Greater Newark Conservancy’s Hawthorne Hawks Healthy Harvest Farm in Newark, NJ, during Community Service Week, held throughout the week of May 21 to May 26, 2017.
More than 400 Berkeley College faculty, staff, alumni and Honors students provided support to 43 nonprofit sites in New Jersey and New York as part of Community Service Week. The annual volunteerism event occurred throughout the week of May 21 to May 26, 2017.
In Essex County, NJ, Berkeley College volunteers worked at the Greater Newark Conservancy’s Hawthorne Hawks Healthy Harvest Farm in Newark, as well as at the Garden Academy, a best practices center for the treatment of autism in West Orange.
“Community Service Week at Berkeley College helps build awareness about the role nonprofit organizations play in keeping our local communities strong and vibrant,” 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. The event began as Community Service Day in 2010, and expanded from a single day of service to a full week in 2017 to allow more flexibility to the organizations the College serves.
Photo Caption B: Berkeley College volunteers host a party for students of the Garden Academy, a best practices center for the treatment of autism, in West Orange, NJ, as part of Community Service Week, held throughout the week of May 21 to May 26, 2017.
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 8,000 students – including more than 550 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 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. For four 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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