Intergenerational Fall Clean Up

Spend a few hours raking and sweeping to help our senior neighbors prepare for winter. Refreshments, supplies, and everything you need for the day will be supplied. Get some friends together and spend the day enjoying the fall weather and making a difference! Saturday, October 27th Kickoff at 9:00am Monroe Community Hospital Transportation to and…


Student Spotlight: Justyna Gorka

Get to know our new student assistant, Justyna Gorka! Hometown: Chicago, IL Class Year: 2021 Majors/Minors: Political Science and Philosophy Your UR activities other than working here: 2021 Class Council, D’Lions, RHA, APO, GlobeMed, Students for a Democratic Society What has been your favorite experience at UR so far? My favorite experience so far has definitely…


Breaking the Bubble with Imani Olear

Breaking the Bubble is a quarterly conversation series with members from the Rochester community. Imani Olear, founder of Yoga 4 a Good Hood, will share about her work to help communities heal through yoga. Free snacks will be provided. Monday, September 17th Brue Coffee (just across the pedestrian bridge) Starting at 7:30pm


Brooks Landing Block Party

There will be a block party with free food and live music on Thursday, September 13, from 5-8 PM, intended to welcome students back and connect them with the Southwest Rochester Neighborhood. Live music will be provided by Siena Facciolo & Co. and Dope Sauce and the Funkingtons. The event will take place in a…


Community Engagement Symposium

This interdisciplinary workshop is designed for students and faculty who want to conduct relevant community-engaged projects that are effective, evidence-based, measurable, and sustainable. This symposium takes place on Thursday, September 6th from noon-3:30pm in the Ryan Case Methods Hall, and is continued on Friday, September 14th from 8:30-11:30am in the Helen Wood Hall Atrium. Registration…


Urban Fellows Poster Presentations

The 2018 cohort of Rochester Urban Fellows spent the last ten weeks interning with community organizations across the Rochester area focused on a wide range of issues related to poverty. Come hear about the lessons they’ve learned and their next steps towards addressing the needs of our community. Drop in anytime or stay for the…


Become a Neighborhood Ambassador

The Off-Campus Living Program, part of the Office of Residential Life and Housing Services, is accepting applications for next year’s Neighborhood Ambassadors. These students would live off campus and learn about the communities they live in. Ambassadors then represent their community in a variety of community/student events.  Neighborhood Ambassadors can: Learn about the diverse neighborhood they live in Bridge the…


Become a Volunteer Counselor with Mary’s Place Refugee Outreach

Mary’s Place Refugee Outreach is seeking students willing to serve as volunteer counselors for the summer. Students will have to be available from July 2nd to August 10th, Monday through Friday from noon to 3 pm. This role can also be supported as an internship. The responsibilities of this role include: Supervising children ages 4-12…


Students Develop Community Leadership Skills in Thailand

  Back row (L-R): Brianna Terrell ‘20, Yixin Cao ‘18, Vlad Cazacu ‘20, Olavi Hangula ‘21 Front row (L-R): Nathan Leopold ‘20, Beatriz Gil Gonzalez ‘19, Jing Tian Ngiaw ‘19 Seven students will attend the University Scholars Leadership Symposium at the United Nations in Bangkok, Thailand this summer. Students will spend seven days with other…


Rochester Urban Fellows Spotlight: Kavya Bana

In just one short week,  the 2018 cohort of seventeen Rochester Urban Fellows will begin their ten weeks of service with organizations across the city. Fellows come from near and far to spend their summer learning about the Rochester community and how different organizations work to create positive change. Fortunately, the Fellows have someone to…