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Community Service at Union

Union students volunteer with Campus Kitchens

By the Numbers

5

Number of times in the past six years that Union has been recognized on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service to the local community.

22

Years that Union's Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) has helped students in grades 7-12 prepare to enter college and increase their participation in mathematics, science, technology and health fields by working with Union faculty, staff and students, and with other local teachers and professionals.

30+

Distinct programs offered through Union's Kenney Community Center.

75+

Schenectady-based not-for-profit and community organizations partner with the Kenney Community Center.

250+

Bouquets delivered to brighten area nursing homes in the past two years by students, faculty and staff after Union events.

500

Number of children and families who come to campus for U-CARE Day  a free, annual spring carnival with pizza, ice cream and games. 100 Union students lead the fun.

1,007

Union students who volunteered 20 hours or more per term last year.

1,890

Meals prepared last year by Campus Kitchens, a program where student volunteers deliver excess food from the college's dining hall and help prepare meals for the City Mission of Schenectady.

3,000

Service learning hours completed by health professions students in hospitals, hospice centers and other area facilities.

28,000

Hours Union students spent on community service projects last year. 

$3 Million

Total amount of state and federal refunds secured through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, where Union students help prepare tax returns for local low-income families and senior citizens.

 

Term Abroad in Australia