For More Information
Adam Lewandowski, Director for the Department of Community Service
Media: Julie Long, (585) 389-2456
WHAT: Nazareth College’s Class of 2016 is ready to give back with an Orientation Day of Service. Groups of 18-24 new students (first year, transfer and international students) along with orientation leaders, faculty and staff travel to one of over 27 service sites within the community. Nazareth staff work in partnership with local community agencies to develop service activities that meet the needs of the organizations and the community members they serve. Trained Orientation Leaders provide preparation for the student groups and lead the service activities in conjunction with a representative from each service site. Upon returning to Naz, the Orientation Leaders facilitate a reflection of the day’s events.
The Nazareth College Orientation Day of Service has several goals:
• To introduce new students to the core value of service at Nazareth College and explore the relevance of service to the college’s mission.
• To introduce new students to the community which they are now a member of. To help students identify some of the assets and strengths as well as the challenges present in the community.
• To meet some of the community challenges.
• To introduce new students to the concept of Civic Engagement.
• To give students an opportunity to get to know each other.
Nazareth College President, Daan Braveman will participate in the service activities visiting several of the community service sites throughout the event. **the times listed below are when Nazareth President Braveman will be at these locations**
WHEN: Friday, August 24
1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. - New students arrive via bus to Community Service sites around Rochester
WHERE: (Media Approved Sites)
2:00-2:30 p.m. Episcopal Senior Life Communities (505 Mt. Hope Ave)
The Episcopal Church Home
Program: Puddin’ on the Ritz – Entertainment and social event for residents in Main Lounge
Task: Students will assist with set up, transporting residents from rooms to lounge. During the event student will help with servicing snacks and interacting with residents. After the event student will assist with transporting residents back to their rooms and clean up.
River Edge Manor
Program: Ice Cream Social and Bingo Event
Task: Students will assist with social set up, interact with residents, call Bingo event, and assist with clean up
2:25 -3:15 p.m. RCSD School #2 (190 Reynolds Street)
Students will assist teachers with set up for the opening day of classes.
3:30-4 p.m. Imagine It Recycling (565 Blossom Rd. Suite D behind the building near the railroad tracks)
Student will clear data from donated cell phones, sort and wrap cords, un-box donated ink and toner cartridges.
Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is located on a close-knit, suburban campus in the dynamic, metropolitan region of Rochester, N.Y. The College offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management. Nazareth's strong cultures of service and community prepare students to be successful professionals and engaged citizens. The College enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.