Corrine Occhino, an assistant professor with a dual appointment in the School of Education and College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded an SU Engaged Humanities Mini-grant for a project to serve Deaf refugees learning American Sign Language (ASL)….
150 Days of Service Kicks Off at Greek or Treat on Oct. 25
Volunteers representing Syracuse University will underscore what it means to be Orange by sharing their time and talent to better their communities. The goal is to complete 15,000 hours of community service over 150 days—beginning with the 150 Days of Service—culminating with the celebration of the University’s 150th Anniversary on Tuesday, March 24, 2020—National Orange Day.
Beginning Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, the campus community is welcome to join in a 150 Days of Service community service kick-off event at Walnut Park, 700 Harrison St., 4-5:30 p.m. There will be a brief program and City of Syracuse Resolution reading at 4:30 p.m. Service projects to help area nonprofit organizations include the following:
- Decorating socks for the homeless
- Creating cut and tie blankets for hospitalized children
- Designing key chains for first-time homeowners
- Making toys for local rescue dogs
“The spirit of volunteerism is alive and well at Syracuse. We know that our community spends a significant amount of time with agencies and organizations they feel passionate about,” says Bea González, vice president for community engagement. “When volunteers capture and input their hours, we’ll now have a better understanding of just how large an impact we make to improve the lives of others through service.”
This event is in collaboration with Fraternity and Sorority Affairs’ annual event, Greek or Treat. Greek or Treat invites local agencies to bring the youth they serve to enjoy an evening of fun activities and safe trick-or-treating.
Capturing Volunteer Hours
To make an impact and help Syracuse University reach 15,000 hours of community service by March 24, 2020, visit the 150 Days of Service landing page to learn about volunteer opportunities, log and track your hours. Make sure to use #SU150 to share your service on social media.
If you have any questions about the event, please contact Community Engagement Coordinator Emily Winecki at 315.443.4137.
About Syracuse University
Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York state, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience. The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit http://syracuse.edu.