From Making Sandwiches, Packing Food and Lunch Bags, to Organizing Pantries and Gardening, Berkeley College Volunteers Contribute to Help People during 10th Annual Community Service Initiative

 
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2019
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
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FROM MAKING SANDWICHES, PACKING FOOD AND LUNCH BAGS, TO ORGANIZING PANTRIES AND GARDENING, BERKELEY COLLEGE VOLUNTEERS CONTRIBUTE TO HELP PEOPLE
 DURING 10TH ANNUAL COMMUNITY SERVICE INITIATIVE

 

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Photo Caption: During Community Service Week, May 19-24, 2019, Berkeley College faculty, staff, students and alumni volunteers helped organizations like Gilda’s Club, Lifting Up Westchester, People to People, Inc., and Feeding Westchester, in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of Berkeley Cares, which encompasses all volunteer and service-based activities at the College. Top: At Feeding Westchester in Elmsford, NY, Berkeley College volunteers packed food to support Westchester area families in need. Above, left: At the Berkeley College campus in White Plains, NY, volunteers made sandwiches and packed lunch bags as donations to the Grace Church pantry for Lifting Up Westchester. Above, right: At Gilda’s Club in White Plains, NY, Berkeley College volunteers served and shared breakfast with members and staff, then completed planting projects at their clubhouse.
 

More than 480 Berkeley College faculty, staff, students and alumni contributed 2,300 hands-on volunteer hours to more than 50 organizations during the College’s annual Community Service Week, May 19-24, 2019.  Volunteers helped organizations like Gilda’s Club, Lifting Up Westchester, People to People, Inc., and Feeding Westchester. In conjunction with the 10th anniversary of Berkeley Cares, which encompasses all volunteer and service-based activities at the College, Berkeley College volunteer teams presented representatives of each organization with certificates, which recognized that organization’s contribution to community service.

Berkeley College also offered professional development programs for staff of nonprofit, civic and community organizations. Community service is part the mission and values of Berkeley College, exemplifying that teaching and learning take place both in and out of the classroom. In New York, volunteers served at organizations in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and in Rockland and Westchester counties.

About Berkeley College
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 7,000 students – including more than 350 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 three New York campuses – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. In New Jersey there are four campuses – Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. For six 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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