Serving others is the most important way that we can make a difference in our communities. We embrace this mindset year-round at the College of Community and Public Affairs.
This holiday season our students, faculty and staff gave back through a variety of community service initiatives, including:
The Good Neighbor Project
CCPA students – along with the Human Development Association, Hillel at Binghamton University and two outside NGO’s – hosted the two-part Good Neighbor Project on campus.
- Part one: “A discussion about local poverty” educated students about the socio-economic conditions that our neighbors face and how we can actively participate in addressing transformative improvements.
- Part two: “Volunteering in the Community” highlighted how students can volunteer throughout Broome County to ensure it becomes a better place for all to live and work. Several attendees plan to work in local community schools with the Promise Zone in 2016.
CCPA partnered with the City of Binghamton and invited all University students to participate in the “Red Cup Challenge.” The challenge served as an opportunity to clean up city neighborhoods for the holiday season.
Diane Crews, visiting assistant professor of human development, and her grandchildren, Stephen, 8; Trevor Davis, 6; and Alyssa Dorak, 13, cleaned up a Binghamton neighborhood during the “Red Cup Challenge.”
Campus-wide charity run
CCPA and the Broome County Promise Zone hosted the second annual Ugly Sweater Run/Walk in December to support the local Promise Zone.
The Promise Zone is a partnership between Binghamton University, Broome-Tioga BOCES and Broome County Mental Health to support the success of school systems, students, families and communities.
Participants raced around the Binghamton brain to benefit the Broome County Promise Zone.