Community-Minded Berkeley College Students Volunteer at Hope Garden in Newark

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, JULY 1, 
2014

Contact:  Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
201-291-1111, ext. 1-5122

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COMMUNITY-MINDED BERKELEY COLLEGE STUDENTS
VOLUNTEER AT HOPE GARDEN IN NEWARK
 

 Daybrina Little and Fabian Bueno from Berkeley College

Photo Caption: Berkeley College students from the Newark location found that they didn’t need a green thumb to volunteer at Hope Garden, a community garden at the corner of Springfield Avenue and Bergen Street in Newark. They just needed to roll up their sleeves and get to work – planting flowers, weeding, mulching and painting benches. It was all in the name of community service. Sandra Garcia, Berkeley College Director, Student Development and Campus Life, Newark, joins the students monthly on the project.  “It started with members of the Berkeley College InterAct Club who wanted to find a way to commemorate those who have lost their lives due to breast cancer or those who are still in the fight,” said Ms. Garcia. “Out of that discussion came this beautiful place.” She added that, along with the work on the garden, the park benches are painted pink in support of breast cancer awareness.  The community-minded students began work in April and, proud of what they’ve accomplished so far, plan to continue through July.  “We are seeing the fruit of our labor. Hope Garden has really become a place of solace and a place of hope,” said Ms. Garcia. Pictured (L to R) are Daybrina Little and Fabian Bueno, both of Newark.  


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