By: Maura Driscoll '15
Keilah Creedon ’14, Paul Stack ’13, Destinee Laquer ’14, Melissa Harvey ’15 and Sheri Park ’13, all members of the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, are the Kenney Community Center’s volunteers of the week.
Over spring break, the students spent their time volunteering in New York City. They spent most of their time working with the Mont Lawn Youth with children either in foster care, or at risk of becoming so, at a charter school’s spring break program in the Bronx. The volunteers also stayed at the Bowery Mission. When not working with at risk children, they learned about various social justice issues, such as human trafficking, xenophobia, the global food industry and women and gender issues.
President of IVCF, Creedon is from Flagstaff, Ariz. and a math and history double major. She is also a member of Wells House, a Big Brother/Big Sister volunteer, cellist in the orchestra and a dancer.
From Rochester, N.Y. and an English major, Stack is a member of Wells House and volunteers at Octopus’ Garden, as well as tutors students seeking their GED at Schenectady City Mission.
A managerial economics major from Springfield, Mass., Laquer attended the community service mini-term to New Orleans this past winter break, and spends her time volunteering for COCOA House mentoring local youth. She also participated in Prof. O’Keefe’s math outreach program for local youth at the Museum of Mathematics in New York. Laquer also participates with Dinner, Discussion and Diversity.
The co-leader of the Student Volunteer Committee’s Saturday subcommittee, Harvey is an art and English interdepartmental major from Valley Springs, Calif.
A volunteer at her local church, Calvary Tabernacle, in Redwood, Calif., Park is a visual arts major, member of the Wells House and a participant in the dance program.