Photos: Living-Learning Communities Students Volunteer in Albany

ALBANY, NY (September 12, 2016) -- UAlbany’s Living-Learning Communities participated in a weekend of community service in Albany. More than 500 students, each wearing a T-shirt reflecting their own L-LC, took part in a host of volunteer activities.

These included:

  • Building an urban garden in Albany’s South End neighborhood
  • Providing meals, hosting an ice-cream social, and engaging with seniors
  • Sorting children’s books for A Village
  • Weeding and clearing an Albany Housing Authority garden
  • Cleaning, cooking and sorting toys and clothing at the South End Children’s Café
  • Writing letters for active duty military personnel
  • Creating ‘hero masks’ for children with disabilities
  • Building a ‘create space’ for artists
  • Cleaning up the Pine Hills neighborhood.        

The event was supported by Albany Mayor Cathy Sheehan’s Office, the Albany Police Department, SEFCU, Central Ave BID, Downtown BID, the Albany Housing Authority, and UAlbany’s Community and Public Service Program, Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, New Students Programs, Resident Life and Neighborhood Life.

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