About 175 Alfred State College and 50 Alfred University students volunteered recently to make a difference in their surrounding communities during the annual Spring Into Action Day of Service.
Altogether, 23 projects were planned for the event, stretching from Cuba to Corning, as noted in The Spectator. These included rehabilitating Alfred’s community garden, the cleanup of local cemeteries, and assisting with spring preparations at area state parks.
Jonathan Hilsher, director of the Center for Civic Engagement at Alfred State, was quoted in The Spectator’s article on the event as saying, “Civic engagement is part of the mission at Alfred State, so we try to show students pathways to community involvement, get them off campus, and connect with people. Then, they’ll come back and do it again on their own.”