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Nazareth Receives Grant to Fund Student Service

  • Published: September 29, 2011

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Contact Jed Metzger at jmetzge9@naz.edu

Nazareth Receives Grant to Fund Student Service

Nazareth College received a grant to support 30 part-time AmeriCorps community service positions. The grant from New York Campus Compact, Washington Campus Compact, and the Corporation for National and Community Service, will be used to support the recruitment of college students to volunteer in their communities—helping to increase the capacity of local nonprofit agencies and schools, and meeting critical community-defined needs. For information about Nazareth College’s Students in Service AmeriCorps Program, contact Jed Metzger at jmetzge9@naz.edu.

The Nazareth College Students in Service (SIS) program will support 10 undergraduate and 20 graduate level students majoring in social work.  “The Students in Service program brings valuable resources to currently enrolled students who are committed to serving their communities,” said Laurie Worrall, Executive Director of New York Campus Compact. “At a time when financial resources are tight, SIS rewards both students and their institutions for continuing their commitments to serve their communities.”

The AmeriCorps Students in Service program currently operates in 20 states across the country. Overall, 3,775 college students will participate in the program this year, and will contribute approximately 1.5 million hours of service to their local communities. Through the Students in Service program, college student volunteers in New York will be eligible to earn $1,175 upon successful completion of 300 hours of service. This year’s program will engage at least 80 Students in Service members in tutoring, mentoring, coaching, providing services to disadvantaged youth, and hosting service projects related to the environment and human services.
Campuses that were awarded sub-grants from New York Campus Compact for the 2011-2012 year include: Cornell University, Nazareth College, Niagara University, New York University, and Rochester Institute of Technology. Participating students on these campuses will contribute more than 24,000 hours of service to nonprofit organizations across the state. Collectively, they will receive more than $90,000 in education awards.

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