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MONDAY, JUNE 5, 2017
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Senior Media Relations Associate
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BERKELEY COLLEGE VOLUNTEERS IN MANHATTAN
Faculty, Staff, Alumni and Students Provide Support
Photo Caption A: Berkeley College volunteers participate in the AIDS Walk, held in Central Park in Manhattan, NY, on May 21, 2017. The walk was part of the kickoff to 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 York and New Jersey as part of Community Service Week. The annual volunteerism event occurred throughout the week of May 21 to May 26, 2017.
In Manhattan, NY, Berkeley College volunteers participated in the AIDS Walk on May 21, 2017, held in Central Park. Volunteers also worked throughout the week at the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen, human service organization Room to Grow, the Grand Central Neighborhood Social Services Corporation, the YWCA of the City of New York, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, and St. Agnes Library.
Photo Caption B: Berkeley College volunteers serve meals to members of the Manhattan community at the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen as part of Community Service Week, held throughout the week of May 21 to May 26, 2017. The emergency feeding program serves more than 1,000 meals every weekday, and offers counseling and referral services to help individuals break the cycle of hunger, poverty and despair.
“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 C: Berkeley College volunteers sort and organize clothing, toys, books and equipment for infants and toddlers at Room to Grow in Manhattan, NY, as part of Community Service Week, held throughout the week of May 21 to May 26, 2017. Room to Grow provides parents in need with one-on-one support and essential baby items throughout their children’s first three years of development.
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