Union students awarded funding for community service internships

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Several students were recently honored by the College with funding for summer internships at non-profit organizations. They are:

Class of 1973 Community Service Internship Funding Recipients:

An endowed internship supported by the Class of 1973 in honor of their 35th Class Reunion

Olivia Britton '18, Political Science and Psychology

HASCO Community Center, Spring Valley, N.Y.: Britton will spend her summer supporting Rockland County’s growing population of immigrants at the HASCO Community Center. She will contribute to the Center’s efforts to provide Haitian and Hispanic immigrants with tools to become active members in the social, cultural and economic aspects of their community.

Shivangi Mehta '16, Political Science

The Legal Project, Albany, N.Y.: At The Legal Project, Mehta will work alongside pro-bono attorneys to help make legal services more accessible to the working poor and to educate the public through clinics in the Capital Region. She will assist with intake assessments, during consultations and tracking clients’ case progress, especially in the Domestic Violence Program area.

Michael Vallejo '16, Anthropology and Spanish

Breakthrough Collaborative, Boston, Mass.: Vallejo will serve as a Teaching Fellow with Breakthrough Collaborative to promote higher leaning to underserved students and put them on the path toward a successful college career. By teaching and mentoring these students, he continues his dedication to “the mutual uplift and success of children across the world.”

Roger H. Hull Summer Community Service Internship Funding Recipient:

An endowed internship supported by the Board of Trustees

Cara Slugaski '16, Biology

SCAP Head Start, Schenectady, N.Y.: Slugaski will be contributing an added curriculum component to the Schenectady Community Action Program’s Head Start Daycare program. A pre-dental student, she is developing an educational and fun oral health and nutrition program for underserved children ages 3-5. By introducing hands-on exercises and engaging activities she hopes to teach preventative dental care in an instructive and enjoyable manner.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Mohammad A. Omar ’94 Memorial Community Service Internship Funding Recipient:

An endowed internship supported by alumni of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

David Roy '16, Neuroscience

Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, Boston, Mass.: Roy will be contributing his time to the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. He will work with medical professionals to provide health care to the homeless in a variety of settings including in a medical respite unit, an outpatient clinic, day and night rounds on an outreach van or walking the city's streets as well as other housing sites for the homeless.