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9. Who is already doing service learning locally at UAlbany?
Community Public Service Program (The School of Social Welfare)
The Community and Public Service Program (CPSP) has helped UAlbany students make a volunteer commitment to the Capital Region since 1970. They can choose to volunteer at one of nearly 500 not-for-profit and public agencies in the Capital Region and arrange for other placements in their home communities.
Website: Community and Public Service Program (CPSP)
Search for organizations that participate here
Capitalize on Community (The Sociology Department)
Capitalize on Community is an HIV Prevention project that represents a collaboration between the Department of Sociology, School of Public Health, and the School of Social Welfare here at SUNY-Albany.
Project Director: Dr. Hayward Derrick Horton (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Middle Earth (Counseling Center)
Middle Earth operates a peer assistance hotline and an info-tape line, uses peer theater to help shape students' perceptions of alcohol and other drugs, and publishes a weekly column on mental health and physical health issues.
NYPIRG has many service-learning programs in the areas of voting, environment, hunger and homeless efforts, and consumer protection.
You can find out more at www.myinvolvement.org
The Community Service Program (Africana Studies)
Opportunities are available to majors, minors, and graduate students in Africana Studies with the Homeless and Travelers Aid Society of the Capital District, Equinox Youth Shelter, Equinox Youth Outreach/Prevention Services, NYS Office of Children & Family Services, the AIDS Council of Northeastern New York, Arbor Park Child Care Center, Albany County Youth Advocate Program (YAP), Adolescent Employability Skills Plus Program, Inc., and other governmental and nonprofit agencies.
Contact Person: Dr. Sutherland (BA 114) 518/442-4248
Students have also had the opportunity to have a service-learning experience in Africa (Summer 2004, AIDS awareness in Africa).
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