Moving Memories – A Community-Engaged Course

Ellen Tomer Baker facilitated a discussion on eldercare and practical aspects of engaging with senior adults with students in DAN 249 Moving Memories in early February. Ellen focused on issues related to aging such: language, social bias, health challenges, and well-being. As a social worker who has worked in eldercare for the past seventeen years,…


Student Spotlight: Rachel Tse

Hometown: Hong Kong Class Year: 2022 Majors/Minors: Double Major in Business and English Your UR activities other than working here? 1st Gen Society, Students Helping Honduras What has been your favorite experience at UR so far? It has been a really great experience thus far that I get to explore and study what I genuinely…


Student Spotlight: Deniz Cengiz

Get to know out new student employee, Deniz Cengiz! Hometown: Istanbul, Turkey Class Year: 2021 Majors/Minors: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Archaeology Your UR activities other than working here: Design Thinking Fellow at Barbara J. Burger iZone, Sihir Bellydancing Ensemble What has been your favorite experience at UR so far? The journey of exploring how I…


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…


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…


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…


TOUR Academic Coach Spotlight: Sol Kim

The Rochester Center for Community Leadership is spotlighting the Transition Opportunities at the University of Rochester (TOUR) program. TOUR is an inclusive college experience for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are age 18 to 21. TOUR students have the opportunity to participate in college courses, vocational training and internships, transition and independent living education, as…