Join our New Students for the Nazareth Orientation Day of Service, FRIDAY August 25

Students travel to 32 different service sites within the Rochester community

ROCHESTER, NY (08/24/2017) Nazareth College celebrates the arrival of its biggest incoming class ever with the annual Orientation Day of Service! At Nazareth College, orientation for new students includes a community service component. This Day of Service will be held on Friday, August 25, from 1:00 to 4:45p.m. Over 600 students (first year, transfer and international students) along with Orientation Leaders, faculty, and staff travel to one of 32 service sites within the community. Nazareth staff work in partnership with local community agencies to develop service activities that meet the needs of the organizations and the community members they serve. Trained Orientation Leaders provide preparation for the student groups and lead the service activities in conjunction with a representative from each service site. Upon returning to Naz, the Orientation Leaders facilitate a reflection of the day's events. Contact information: Adam Lewandowski, Associate Director for the Center for Civic Engagement,, (585)389-2307 office | (585)451-4996 cell

The program starts on the Nazareth Campus at 1 p.m. where the new students, leaders, faculty and staff will gather in the Arts Center Callahan Theater for remarks and departure. Students won't arrive to their sites until 2 p.m.

Nazareth College students, faculty and staff will work at several of the community service sites throughout the event. The following sites have approved on-site press coverage.

Sites Approved for Visits:

  • Nazareth College Arts Center Project Kick Off, 4245 East Avenue, Rochester NY 14618.
  • Episcopal Senior Life | Brentland Woods - 3831 East Henrietta Road, Henrietta NY 14467
  • Clara Barton School #2 -190 Reynolds Street, Rochester NY 14608
  • Imagine It LLC - 565 Blossom Rd, Rochester, NY 14610
  • Foodlink, Inc. - 1999 Mt Read Blvd, Rochester, NY 14615

The Nazareth College Orientation Day of Service has several goals:

To introduce new students to the core value of service at Nazareth College and explore the relevance of service to the college's mission.

To introduce new students to the community which they are now a member of. To help students identify some of the assets and strengths as well as the challenges present in the community.

To meet some of the community challenges.

To introduce new students to the concept of Civic Engagement.

To introduce students to a variety of careers and job experiences that support the public good.

To give students an opportunity to get to know each other.

This program is sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement, Student Orientation and the new Center for Life's Work.

List of all partnering community service sites:

Boy Scouts of America

Brighton Food Cupboard

Cameron Community Ministries

Catholic Family Center

Charles Carroll School No 46

Child Care Council, Inc.

Clara Barton School #2

Discovery Charter School

Episcopal SeniorLife Communities

EquiCenter, Inc.

Fairport Baptist Homes

Foodlink, Inc.

Friendly Home

Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library

George MAther Forbes School #4

Heritage Christian Services

Hickok Center for Brain Injury

Highlands Living Center

Hill Haven Nursing Home

Imagine It LLC

Jewish Family Service of Rochester (Pencils & Paper program)

Jewish Home of Rochester

Kodak Park School #41

Mount Hope Cemetery

Nathaniel Rochester Community School #3

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Penfield Community Victory Garden

Seneca Park Zoo Society

Sisters of St. Joseph of Rochester

Sojourner House

St. John's Home

Trillium Health

YWCA of Rochester and Monroe County