Community Service News
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) recently announced the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. St. John Fisher College was among those honored.
The Center for Service-Learning and Community Engagement recently awarded five mini grants and three civic engagement grants to students and faculty working in partnership with local community organizations.
Over 150 students, along with faculty and staff, sprinkled into the Campus Center Mainstage on Wednesday, November 5, to celebrate the College’s 2nd annual #FisherCares Day.
On October 14, St. John Fisher College was honored by The American Red Cross at the organization’s annual Donor and Volunteer Recognition event. The College, along with four members of the faculty and staff, were recognized for their work in the Volunteer and Youth Services area.
Students and faculty at St. John Fisher College will celebrate the annual “Four Freedoms Week” November 2-8 through a variety of campus-wide initiatives aimed at embracing the freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear.
Three members of the Class of 2014 moved on to their next chapter in life together by joining the Rochester Youth Year (RYY) Fellowship Program, an Americorps VISTA-sponsored program administered by the Rochester Regional Network. Loriane Ngarambe, Evan Burnett, and Megan Ryan are now Vistas working at community-based organizations.
A total of 45 St. John Fisher College students, faculty, and staff participated in the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on Sunday, October 19 in downtown Rochester. The College’s team raised $1400 for the cause. Fisher has had a team in the walk for the past 15 years.
For the 3rd year in a row, Students With A Vision (SWAV) spent their recess weekend at Kanatsiohareke Mohawk Community, a small Mohawk/Kanienkahaka community on the north bank of the Mohawk River, west of Fonda, New York. A total of nine Fisher students and faculty teamed up with a group of Nazareth students to provide service and immerse themselves into the culture from October 9-11.
Dozens of students from the East Rochester School District and the Rochester City School District’s “Horizons” summer camp program recently spent a week on the St. John Fisher College campus for “Discover at Fisher” week, learning about a variety of career options and more. The weeklong program took place July 21-25.
Right after walking across the stage at Commencement this year, several new graduates joined current students, faculty, staff, and fellow alumni on a trip to Jamaica where they volunteered for 10 days at the Jamaica Advantage Thru Sports Youth (JASY) Day Camp. This is the third trip to the camp that Fisher has organized—a trip that many refer to as “life-changing.”