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Academic Advisement

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

One of the foundational purposes of Higher Education is to prepare students to civically participate in our society. Colleges across the country continue to develop new initiatives related to civic engagement.

We view community service opportunities as not only service but as an opportunity of experiential learning. A part of this experiential learning is to consistently provide students with volunteer opportunities that will further support and enhance their collegiate experience while at Baruch College.

Previous Community Service Projects have included:

  • The Bowery Mission
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Part of the Solution (P.O.T.S.)
  • God's Love We Deliver
  • BedStuy Campaign Against Hunger
  • Hell's Kitchen Farm Project

BATTLE OF THE BOROUGHS

Collaboration with the NYC Parks and Recreation Department

About
The Office of Student Life is excited to present the Battle of the Boroughs Community Service Challenge, a friendly competition of students volunteering to make a difference in their borough.

Join us as we volunteer with the NYC Parks and Recreation Department to help keep the parks in your neighborhood safe, clean and accessible for all.

The borough with the most participants will be showcased on the Office of Student Life social media page.

The Battles
If you are ready for the challenge, see below for our service dates:

[VOLUNTEER] Friday, October 4, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Brooklyn, N.Y.
[VOLUNTEER] Friday, November 8, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Bronx, N.Y.
March 2020 | Queens, NY
March 2020 | Staten Island, NY
April 2020 | Manhattan, NY

Spring 2020 volunteer dates will be released January 2020

If you are interested in being a student volunteer for one of the scheduled service dates, please check this page or the Student Life home page a month before for the application.

To learn more about the NYC Parks and Recreation Department click here.

Baruch College Announces Partnership with The Bowery Mission

We are pleased to announce that the Office of Student Life at Baruch College has established a partnership with The Bowery Mission, a non-profit organization serving the hungry and homeless population of New York City for over a century.

Volunteer work with The Bowery Mission, includes but is not limited to:

  • Preparing meals
  • Serving meals
  • Sorting food donations
  • Sorting clothing donations
  • Removing trash
  • Organizing the pantry
  • Cleaning storage and prep areas
  • Toy drives

We will be organizing a Toy Drive for the 2019-2020 service project with The Bowery Mission. If you are interested in participating in the Toy Drive please contact, Dinetta Curtis at dinetta.curtis@baruch.cuny.edu.

To learn more about The Bowery Mission click here.

For additional questions or to learn more about additional civic engagement opportunities please contact, Dinetta Curtis at dinetta.curtis@baruch.cuny.edu.