Alfred State has been awarded a competitive grant through the AmeriCorps Education Award Program (EAP) of the New York Campus Compact. The grant will be used to support the recruitment of college students to volunteer in their communities—helping to increase the capacity of local nonprofit organizations and schools, and meeting critical community-defined needs. Upon successful completion of 300 hours or more of service, students are eligible to receive a $1,175 Education Award to be applied toward outstanding federal student loans or the cost of attendance at Alfred State.
“Thanks to this grant, 10 human services management  students will receive an education award upon successfully completing their senior Field Practicum requirement in a non-profit or agency setting,” said Jonathan Hilsher, Alfred State’s director of civic engagement . “This initiative supports our vision of developing civic minded leaders while students gain valuable experience, reduce debt, and directly address community needs."
EAP fosters civic engagement among higher education students, promotes the National Service movement, and encourages positive relationships between campuses and communities. The program meets critical community needs by engaging college students in service as part-time AmeriCorps members, and fostering within them an ethic of civic responsibility. To learn more visit http://www.nycampuscompact.org/ .