University of Rochester

EVENT: Rochester Students Honored for Participation in Civic Engagement Programs

July 29, 2013

DATE, TIME, PLACE: Tuesday, July 30, 4:30 p.m., at Rochester City Hall, 30 Church St.

WHAT: A closing ceremony at City Hall will honor the achievements of Rochester-area college students in their completion of civic engagement programs. Twelve students from the Rochester Urban Fellows summer program will be honored for their community service projects in agencies throughout Rochester, which are aimed at improving the social capital of the region. In addition, 13 recent Rochester-area college graduates will be recognized for their participation in the Rochester Youth Year program, a yearlong fellowship that gives participants the chance to work with community organizations to alleviate poverty and improve opportunities for youth and their families. Both programs are coordinated by the Rochester Center for Community Leadership at the University of Rochester.

A brief poster symposium featuring the work of fellows from both programs will be followed by opening remarks from Matthew Burns, dean of students at the University of Rochester. Darryl Porter, Assistant to the Mayor of Rochester, and University of Rochester President Joel Seligman will be on hand to give congratulatory remarks.

The Rochester Urban Fellows Program is sponsored by the University of Rochester and made possible with the support of the Rochester Area Community Foundation and the J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation. The Rochester Youth Year Fellowship is an AmeriCorps VISTA program coordinated collaboratively by the College at Brockport, Nazareth College, Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester Institute of Technology, St. John Fisher College, SUNY Geneseo, and the University of Rochester.




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