600 Students to Go ‘Into the Streets’

May 1st, 2013 | Categories: Uncategorized

“Into the Streets,” the annual day of service sponsored by SUNY Oneonta’s Center for Social Responsibility and Community, will take place Saturday, May 4, with approximately 600 SUNY Oneonta students teaming up with community volunteers at 45 sites throughout Otsego County.

The student-led day of service will begin at 9 a.m. with a breakfast at SUNY Oneonta’s Chase Gymnasium and a send-off by college President Nancy Kleniewski. Fifty SUNY Oneonta teams will travel to assigned sites in Oneonta, Laurens, Milford, Cooperstown and Edmeston, where they will spend up to six hours in volunteer activities such as painting, cleaning and window-washing at nonprofit agencies, schools and churches; clean-up at area parks and trails; and landscaping at a variety of organizations.

Into the Streets is being coordinated by SUNY Oneonta students Stephanie Aquino, Lourdes Paulino and Peter Lacell with support from Center for Social Responsibility and Community student staff members Lyn Jeanty and Susie Salce.

SUNY Oneonta’s Center for Social Responsibility and Community provides students with a variety of volunteer and service-learning opportunities throughout the year. More than 20 percent of the SUNY Oneonta student body participates in community service activities ranging from annual events — such as Freshman Service Day and the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life — to regular commitments such as working at the Saturday’s Bread and Lord’s Table community feeding programs.

More information about Into the Streets is available from Linda Drake, director of the Center for Social Responsibility and Community, at (607) 436-2633 or csrc@oneonta.edu.