FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, JUNE 5, 2017
Contact: Zachary Shaw
Senior Media Relations Associate
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BERKELEY COLLEGE VOLUNTEERS IN QUEENS
Faculty, Staff, Alumni and Students Provide Support
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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 Long Island City, Queens, NY, Berkeley College volunteers worked at Materials for the Arts, which collects and provides donated supplies to thousands of New York City’s arts and cultural organizations, public schools, and community arts programs.
“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 A and B: Berkeley College volunteers sort through donated supplies at Materials for the Arts in Long Island City, Queens, NY, as part of Community Service Week, held throughout the week of May 21 to May 26, 2017. These supplies are provided to thousands of New York City’s arts and cultural organizations, public schools, and community arts programs.
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