CNR Community Serves Others
April 23, 2019
In keeping with the College’s commitment to education for service, CNR students, faculty and staff once again fanned out across the New York metropolitan area last week as part of Community Service Day.
Students from the JOC Campus in the South Bronx took action to serve the young women and children of the Siena House shelter by collecting collecting basic needs items, such as body towels, hand towels, socks, crib sheets and then delivered them to the shelter. Rosa Parks Campus students Food spent the morning at Catholic Charities' Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Community Center, where they helped set up and assist area residents at the weekly Food Pantry.
A group from the New Rochelle campus demonstrated their support of environmental protection by participating in the Residence Park Neighborhood Association annual Neighborhood Clean-Up, picking up garbage both around and on the New Rochelle campus.
In a continued effort to offer care and encouragement for the military community, students, staff and faculty at the Brooklyn Campus participated in Operation We Are Here by creating cards of gratitude and inspiration for active military personnel.
Because bringing joy to people is also an essential part of servicing the community, faculty, staff, and students from the Co-op City campus visited Split Rock Rehabilitation and Health Care Center to uplift the spirits of the residents there, by serving snacks, engaging in conversation, and participating in a fun game of BINGO.
“Serviam, Latin for I will serve, is the motto of the Ursuline religious order that founded The College of New Rochelle. It is a blessing that 115 years later, we continue serving our environment, brothers and sisters with an understanding that this is what God calls each of us to do,” said Dean of Students Tiffani Blake. “Engaging in these community service acts allowed volunteers to listen, learn, laugh and exhibit love in ways that enriched the lives of others and contributed meaningfully to our neighborhoods.”