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    Commitment to Service: Community Connections

     

    Name of InitiativeCommunity PartnersInstitutional PartnersPurposeGeographic AreaIssue/Social ProblemDisciplinesType of Community EngagementDates of PartnershipCommunity ImpactInstitutional Impact
    Jesuit HistoryAdvocates IncorporatedRobert Scully, SJ, History Department  Human ServicesHistoryService Learningthrough SP 2015  
    Learning Empowers All People (LEAP)All Souls After-School Program / Pretty Girls Rock Simply Because They Have ToDr. C. Tabor Fisher, Department of PhilosophyAnnual Summer Literacy Camp.  This model has now been applied to the Syracuse community through a partnership between Le Moyne's Falcone Library and Pretty Girls Rock, a local after-school program. 9th Ward, New Orleans / SyracuseRacism;EducationEnglishVolunteering During the five years of service immersion trips to the Lower Ninth Ward, the community has gained an appreciation of the ongoing presence and support of the Le Moyne Community.  The Literacy Camp has had a great impact on the chldren served by the All Souls Episcopal Church After-School Program. Students have honed their teaching skills and gained insignt into the ongoing difficulties facing the communities in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. 
    Amaus Foot Care ClinicAmaus Medical Services at Cathedral of Immaculate Conception/Upstate University Colleges of Medicine and NursingNusing and Physician Assistant DepartmentsStudents participate in service and satisfy clinical hours for public health degree programsCity of SyracuseHealthNursing;Physician AssistantsService Learning   
    Student Club ServiceAmerican Cancer SocietyJohn Haley, Campus Life and LeadershipRelay for LifeNationalHealth Fundraisingthrough SP 2015  
    Americans for the Arts, Arts and Culture Leadership Alliance of Central New York, CNY Arts, Cazenovia Arts Heritage Alliance, 45 non-profit arts and cultural organizations in Onondaga County, and 17 non-profit arts and cultural organizations in CazenoviaRonald Wright, Madden School of BusinessTo determine the economic impact of the arts in the Greater Syracuse Area and separately in Cazenovia.Greater Syracuse and CazaenoviaArts & Culture   The arts community was able to quantify its $133 million impact in Syracuse and over $5 million in Cazenovia. They have been able to use this information to increase government funding and support for the arts.Introduced students to a variety of cultural organizations in Syracuse and provided them with experience conducting face to face surveys. Provided additional exposure for Le Moyne through print and television media. Increased awareness of Le Moyne's presence in the arts community.
    Jingle Bell Run/WalkArthritis FoundationWomen's Golf  Health Fundraisingthrough FA 2014  
    Dolphins In Volunteer Efforts (DIVE)Assumption Northside MinistriesWilliam Dolan, SJ, Campus MinistryCampus service daySyracuse  Volunteeringthrough FA 2014  
    Environmental PoliticsAttorney Office of Joe HeathPolitical Science Greater Syracuse AreaEnvironmentPolitical ScienceService Learningthrough SP 2016  
    STRIVE ProgramAurora of Central New YorkRoger Purdy, Disability Support ServicesSummer pre-college program for visually impaired students  Education    
    Economics of SportsBoys and Girls ClubPolitical Science SyracuseChildren & YouthPolitical ScienceService Learningthrough SP 2016  
    Student Club ServiceBrady Faith CenterInstitute of Internal Auditors    Volunteeringthrough SP 2015  
    Childhood DisordersBright Starts of CNYSusan Scharoun, Psychology CiceroEducationPsychologyService Learningthrough SP 2016  
    Wyoming ProjectCasper, Riverton, and Dubois; Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho NationsPhysician Assistant DepartmentThe Physician Assistant Program has included a competititve primary care rotation in Wyoming.  This has expanded to three rotations with three students in each rotationCasper, Riverton, and Dubois, WyomingHealthPhysician AssistantsClinical Rotations   
    VariousCathedral Academy at PompeiDepartment of Education, Don Maldari / Theatre Arts DepartmentCathedral Academy at Pompei is an urban K-6 school in the Roman Catholic tradition, primarily educating children from economically, linguistically, and culturally diverse backgrounds.  80% of the students are from refugee families. 80% receive free or reduced meals.  Le Moyne College is committed to providing a range of resources – personnel,  professional development, instructional tools, and financial support as a way to carry out each institution’s educational and social missions. Northside SyracuseEducationEducationService Learning In addition to stronger academic and cultural programs in the school (e.g., ESL and world language instruction, a well-funded symphonic music program, adult ESL support), immigrant families are choosing to live closer to the school and are purchasing homes in the neighborhood.  The refugee population on the city’s North Side is being credited with decreasing crime in this neighborhood.Regular collaborations with the school have strenthened Le Moyne Faculty and students' experiences and strengths in urban multicultural education and built authentic relationships with members of the Syracuse refugee/immigrant community.   Le Moyne MS ED degree in Literacy is distinguished by having a summer community-based reading clinic internship held at Cathedral Academy of Pompeii in addition to a traditional school-based internship.
    Multiple PartnershipsCatholic CharitiesOffice of Financial Aid / Campus Ministry / Robert Sully, SJ, History Department / Martha Grabowski, Madden School of Business / Susan Scharoun, Psychology / Economics Club / Fusion / Religion AcademyMultiple programs ranging from the creation of a paperless payroll database system (MIS applied research project), to work-study placements, to volunteer and service learning placements in early childhood, after school, and refugee resettlement programs.SyracuseHunger;HomelessnessPsychology;ReligionService Learning;VolunteeringFA 2014 through SP 2016Tutoring, mentoring, assisting refugees in language and job readiness programs, development of a paperless payroll database, design, documentation.On-going projets including applied research, service learning, volunteerism, and work-study pacements. 
    International LawCenter for New AmericansDelia Popescu, Political Science SyracuseRefugeesPolitical ScienceService Learningthrough SP 2015  
    Dolphins In Volunteer Efforts (DIVE)Chadwick ResidenceWilliam Dolan, SJ, Campus MinistryCampus service daySyracuse  Volunteeringthrough SP 2015  
    Dolphins In Volunteer Efforts (DIVE)Christ the King Retreat HouseWilliam Dolan, SJ, Campus MinistryCampus service daySyracuse  Volunteeringthrough FA 2014  
    Jesuit HistoryChristopher CommunityRobert Scully, SJ, History Department   HistoryService Learningthrough SP 2015  
    Childhood DisordersCommunity OptionsSusan Scharoun, Psychology   PsychologyService Learningthrough SP 2015  
    Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)Cooperative Federal Credit UnionMary Cooper, Ken Ernst, Madden School of BusinessTrained and certified volunteers provide free income tax assistanceGreater SyracuseEconomic DevelopmentAccountingService Learning   
    GlobalizationEastern Farm WorkersPolitical Science / International Club Political Science / International ClubSocial JusticePolitical ScienceService Learning;VolunteeringFA 2014 through FA 2015  
    Multiple PartnershipsElderwood at Liverpool Long-Term CareSusan Scharoun, Psychology LiverpoolSenior CitizensPsychologyService Learningthrough FA 2015  
    Multiple PartnershipsElmcrest Children's CenterSusan Scharoun, Psychology / Robert Scully, SJ, History SyracuseEducationPsychology;ReligionService Learningthrough FA 2015  
    Dolphins In Volunteer Efforts (DIVE)Emmaus Ministry: To the StreetsWilliam Dolan, SJ, Campus Ministry SyracuseHomelessness;Poverty VolunteeringFA 2014 through SP 2015  
    Respite ProgramExceptional Family ResourcesProfessor Bernard Cooney, Education DepartmentProvide weekly respite and social activities for youth with disabilities.  Greater SyracuseHuman ServicesEducationCommunity Based Field Experience 15-20 developmentally disabled youths receive the attention of education students with excellent preparation to ensure high quality weekly engagement  for a full-semester. Long-term partnership provides Le Moyne with visibility in the community and provides students enrolled in "Intro to Special Education" with hands-on experience in a setting which enjoys an ongoing relationship with the College. 
    Multiple PartnershipsFrancis HouseSusan Scharoun, Psychology / Men's Lacrosse Syracuse PsychologyService Learning;VolunteeringFA 2014 through FA 2015  
    Jesuit HistoryGirl Scouts of NYPENNRobert Scully, SJ, History DepartmentMentor for BFF ProgramSyracuseEducationHistoryService Learningthrough SP 2015  
    Jesuit HistoryGreater Baldwinsville Ambulance CompanyRobert Scully, SJ, History Department BaldwinsvilleHealthHistoryService Learningthrough SP 2015  
    Alternative Break ProgramHabitat for HumanityBeth Scanlon, Campus MinistryTo engage students in service immersion experiences to assist communities in need while heightening awareness and understanding through reflection.   Homelessness;Poverty Volunteeringthrough SP 2015  
    The Supreme CourtHiscock Legal Aid SocietyJonathon Parent, Political Science SyracuseSocial JusticePolitical ScienceService Learningthrough FA 2015  
    Student Club ServiceHope for AriangDance Team International  Fundraisingthrough SP 2015  
    Human Services Leadership Council (http://hslccny.org/) Renee Downey, Madden School of BusinessWe are in our fourth year of offering high quality seminar opportunities to leaders in CNY not for profit organizations. Initially funded from a Kauffman Grant, this year our development officers were able to secure $2000 for the Community Foundation to enable us to continue.Central New YorkEconomic DevelopmentBusinessInfrastructure Support Quote from a participant - "great training we can afford!" ; Also Networking, Unique seminar options in leadership, management, diversity, etc., affordable, high quality classes, professional development, opportunity to recognize their employees, to date over 500 seats have beeen filled in the series.Visibility, Opportunity for our professors to share their unique areas of expertisep; community engagement; Networking - peripheral connections have been numerous
    Drop-a-thonHumane Association of NYBaseball New YorkAnimals Fundraisingthrough SP 2015  
    Imagination LibraryProfessors Frank Ridzi (SOC) and Monica Sylvia (PSY) To increase family literacy by providing a steady stream of books for children from 0 months to five years of age.      The Mayor of Syracuse has formally included a $50,000 line item in  the 2015 city budget to expand this program which provides a monthly mailing of books to chilrene ages 0-months to five years of age thus improving family literacy and school readiness. Interdisciplinary faculty have engaged in highly valued community-based research which has had an impact on local families.  Sociology students continue to assist in annual program evaluation.
    Multiple PartnershipsInterreligious Food ConsortiumJim Suriano, Sue Wetzel, Sodexo Campus Food Service / William Dolan, SJ, Campus MinistryCampus service day, food drives and sustainability practices in collaboration with regional communitySyracuseHunger Volunteeringthrough FA 2014  
    Childhood DisordersJewish Community CenterSusan Scharoun, Psychology Greater Syracuse AreaEducationPsychologyService Learningthrough SP 2015  
    Dolphins In Volunteer Efforts (DIVE)Joseph's House for WomenWilliam Dolan, SJ, Campus MinistryCampus service daySyracuse  Volunteeringthrough FA 2014  
    Multiple PartnershipsJowonioRobert Scully, SJ, History Department / Susan Scharoun, Psychology SyracuseEducationPsychology;ReligionService Learningthrough SP 2016  
    Dolphins In Volunteer Efforts (DIVE)L'Arche CommunityWilliam Dolan, SJ, Campus MinistryCampus service daySyracuseHuman Services Volunteeringthrough FA 2014  
    MANOS Dual Language Early Education ProgramDept. of Foreign Languages & LiteraturesTo provide students with an opportunity to practice their Spanish language skills as they fulfill a need in the community and learn about the challenges facing the near west side of Syracuse.     Children enrolled in the early childhood bi-lingual eduation program at Manos receive additional tutoring and role modeling from college students who engage in conversation and educational play to help ready them for Kindergarten and beyond. Students strengthen their Spanish language conversation skills and reflect on the role of language in academic success and job readiness of immigrant famiies.  
    Jesuit HistoryMenorah ParkRobert Scully, SJ, History Department SyracuseSenior CitizensHistoryService Learningthrough SP 2015  
    Poverty SimulationMissouri Community Action Poverty Simulation, 10 local agenciesPhysician Assistant DepartmentCommunity volunteer staffers led graduate PA students during orientation experience to understand challenges families face when living on a poverty budget.Prepares health care providers to better understand experiences and needs of their patientsHuman ServicesPhysician Assistants    
    Family Business CenterMultiple BusinessesMadden School of BusinessThe Center provides tools, resources, consulting, training, interaction, and education specific to family owned businesses in upstate New York in a nurturing and confidential environment.Upstate New YorkEconomic DevelopmentBusiness    
    Alternative Break ProgramNazareth FarmBeth Scanlon, Campus MinistryTo engage students in service immersion experiences to assist communities in need while heightening awareness and understanding through reflection.  West VirginiaPoverty VolunteeringSP 2015Students have multiple impacts at the sites where they serve including preparing meals, tutoring children, administering community health needs.  Each trip yields different results for the partners, but those results are always determined through respectful dialogue with the partner and mutual planning based on community needs. The Alternative Break program incorporates service/immersion and reflection on projects in Kenya, Ecuador, New Orleans, LA, Appalachia, Wilmington, DE and Philadelphia, PA in conjunction with agencies where the College has developed strong, ongoing partnerships.  
    Liberty Partnerships ProgramNew York State Education Department, Syracuse City School DistrictMartha Ramsey, Liberty Partnerships ProgramProvides a range of support services which enable at-risk and under performing students to graduate from high school and pursue postsecondary education and/or a career of choice.City of SyracuseEducation  through Present  
    Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP)New York State Education Department, Syracuse City School District (STEP Program)Darshini RoopnarinePrepares historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students for professional licensure or to enter careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.City of SyracuseEducationScience;Technology;Engineering;Math through Present  
    Student Club ServiceNorth Syracuse Baptist ChurchPhilosophy Club    Volunteeringthrough SP 2015  
    Respecting Choice Advance Directive Training Numerous nursing homes and senior centers throughout Onondaga CountyDepartment of NursingA certification training program that aims to initiate conversations about advance directives was added to the Family Health Nursing course.       Senior Citizens at numerous sites throughout Onondaga County were provided with knowledgeable and compassionate dialogue to inform and empower them with regard to this important and difficult topic. Senior-level students were placed in gerontology settings for the completion of Community Health or Management and Leadership clinical.  Service Learning projects were also completed in newly acquired community settings with a geriatric focus. 
    Summer HousingOn Point for CollegeStudent Life and LeadershipLe Moyne has provided free summer housing for a small number of On Point student from numerous colleges who would otherwise have no place to go at the end of the semester when they are required to move out of the residence halls on their regular campuses.SyracuseHomelessness  through August 2015  
    Onondaga Nation, Syracuse UniversityHistory DepartmentMeet with local community members to study justice issues concerning indigenous peoples; work to disseminate results of their research to a broad audience.Central New YorkSocial JusticeHistory    
    Dolphins In Volunteer Efforts (DIVE)Onondaga ParkWilliam Dolan, SJ, Campus MinistryCampus service daySyracuse  Volunteeringthrough FA 2014  
    Food DrivesOnondaga Resource Recovery Association, Lean Path Program, local food suppliersJim Suriano, Sue Wetzel, Sodexo Campus Food ServicePromotes food drives and sustainability practices in collaboration with regional communityCentral New YorkHunger     
    Alternative Break ProgramOperation Southern Comfort, Beth Scanlon, Campus MinistryTo engage students in service immersion experiences to assist communities in need while heightening awareness and understanding through reflection.  New OrleansHomelessness;Poverty Volunteering Students have multiple impacts at the sites where they serve including preparing meals, tutoring children, administering community health needs.  Each trip yields different results for the partners, but those results are always determined through respectful dialogue with the partner and mutual planning based on community needs. The Alternative Break program incorporates service/immersion and reflection on projects in Kenya, Ecuador, New Orleans, LA, Appalachia, Wilmington, DE and Philadelphia, PA in conjunction with agencies where the College has developed strong, ongoing partnerships.  
    Student Club ServicePalermo ElementaryDolphin Steppers  Education Volunteeringthrough SP 2015  
    Environmental PoliticsPartnership for Onondaga CreekPolitical Science Greater Syracuse AreaEnvironmentPolitical ScienceService Learningthrough SP 2016Students have multiple impacts at the sites where they serve including preparing meals, tutoring children, administering community health needs.  Each trip yields different results for the partners, but those results are always determined through respectful dialogue with the partner and mutual planning based on community needs. The Alternative Break program incorporates service/immersion and reflection on projects in Kenya, Ecuador, New Orleans, LA, Appalachia, Wilmington, DE and Philadelphia, PA in conjunction with agencies where the College has developed strong, ongoing partnerships.  
    Student Club ServicePalermo ElementaryDolphin Steppers  EducationEducationVolunteeringthrough SP 2015  
    Multiple PartnershipsPeople in Action, Town of DewittLauri Bousquet, Education Department / Campus Ministry / Robert Sully, SJ, History / Susan Scharoun, Psychology / Political ScienceTutoring in After-School ProgramSyracuseEducationEducationCommunity Based Work Study chidren receive individual attention to address academic and social needs.Preservice teachers learn attitudes and skills for working with diverse populations
    Pop Warner TutoringPop Warner Football ProgramCavin Robinson, Philosophy DepartmentProvides after-school support to young adolescent Pop Warner athletesCity of SyracuseEducation Volunteering   
    Multiple PartnershipsRescue MissionMartha Grabowski, Madden School of Business / Robert Schully, SJ, History Department / William Dolan, SJ, Campus Ministry / POWER / Women's Cross-CountryRedesign existing donor DB2 database. Develop new donor database.SyracuseHunger;Homelessness;PovertyBusinessService Learning;VolunteeringFA 2014 through SP 2015Map existing DB2 database to new database. Develop organizational model of information needs. Develop new donor database. Develop documentation, conduct training.Summer 2013 Intern. Seminar Speaker. On-going projects.
    The Supreme CourtRoman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse Social JusticeJonathon Parent, Political Science Central New YorkSocial JusticePolitical ScienceService Learningthrough FA 2015  
    Childhood DisordersRothschild Early Childhood Center (RECC)Susan Scharoun, Psychology SyracuseEducationPsychologyService Learningthrough SP 2016  
    Student Club ServiceSalvation ArmySports Management  Education Volunteeringthrough SP 2015  
    Multiple PartnershipsSamaritan CenterRobert Scully, SJ, History Department / Susan Scharoun, Psychology / William Dolan, SJ, Campus Ministry / Men's Basketball SyracuseHunger;Homelessness;PovertyPsychology;ReligionService Learning;VolunteeringFA 2014 through FA 2015  
    AthleticsSarah HouseWomen's Golf    Volunteeringthrough SP 2015  
    Multiple PartnershipsSchiller ParkWilliam Dolan, SJ, Campus Ministry / Spanish Club / Women's BasketballCampus service daySyracuse  Volunteeringthrough FA 2014  
    AthleticsSpecial OlympicsMen's Soccer SyracuseHuman Services Volunteeringthrough SP 2015  
    Alternative Break ProgramSt. Anne's SchoolBeth Scanlon, Campus MinistryTo engage students in service immersion experiences to assist communities in need while heightening awareness and understanding through reflection.  Jamaica  Volunteeringthrough SP 2015  
    Alternative Break ProgramSt. Francis InnBeth Scanlon, Campus MinistryTo engage students in service immersion experiences to assist communities in need while heightening awareness and understanding through reflection.  Philadelphia  VolunteeringSP 2015Students have multiple impacts at the sites where they serve including preparing meals, tutoring children, administering community health needs.  Each trip yields different results for the partners, but those results are always determined through respectful dialogue with the partner and mutual planning based on community needs. The Alternative Break program incorporates service/immersion and reflection on projects in Kenya, Ecuador, New Orleans, LA, Appalachia, Wilmington, DE and Philadelphia, PA in conjunction with agencies where the College has developed strong, ongoing partnerships.  
    Dolphins In Volunteer Efforts (DIVE)St. Lucy's ParishWilliam Dolan, SJ, Campus Ministry/ Institute of Internal AuditorsCampus service daySyracuse  VolunteeringFA 2014through SP 2015  
    Upward BoundSyracuse high schools and US Department of EducationUpward Bound ProgramTo provide first-generation potential college students who meet specific income guidelines with services and activities to ensure high school graduation, college enrollment, and college completion.SyracuseEducation  1965 - 201695% of Upward Bound graduates have entered post-secondary education. Program research shows that Upward Bound students are four times more likely to earn a college degree than students from similar back-grounds who do not participate in the program.Upward Bound furthers the Jesuit mission of Le Moyne providing meaningful outreach to the community and heightening Le Moyne students' awareness of diversity and sensitivity to class diferences.  
    Thorden ParkHEOP  Environment Volunteeringthrough SP 2015  
    Dolphins In Volunteer Efforts (DIVE)Thrifty Shopper StoresWilliam Dolan, SJ, Campus MinistryCampus service daySyracuseHomelessness;Poverty Volunteeringthrough FA 2014  
    PersonalityVera HouseSusan Scharoun, Psychology SyracuseHuman ServicesPsychologyService Learningthrough FA 2015  
    Public OpinionVisions for ChangeMatt Loveland, Political Science   Political ScienceService LearningSP 2015  
    Community-Based Federal Work StudyWestcott Community Center, Catholic Charities, Hawley Youth Organization, Guardian Angel SocietyCampus Ministry and Office of Financial AidPart-Time employment in pre-K, tutoring and after-school programsSyracuseEducation Community Based Work Study Community agencies benefit from having dedicated part-time employees at a cost of 1/4 of the minimum wage thanks to the Federal Work-Study subsidy.  Student employees have a great impact on tutoring and recreational programs in which agencies would not otherwise be able to cover the cost of staffing, and would have to rely entirely on volunteers to keep the programs operating.  Le Moyne benefits from visibility in the community and our students benefit from the opportunity to gain professional experience in community agencies.  The majority of off-campus work study employees continue to work at their sight over muliple academic years.  Numerous students have started in these positions and continued on as professional staff after graduation. 
    Worawora Regional Hospital, Ghana Health ServiceKathy Gonzalez, Nursing DepartmentNursing students conducted health screenings and visited patients in their homes; donated medical equipmentEcuador, Ghana, and BelizeHealthNursing    
    Alternative Break ProgramWorking Boys CenterBeth Scanlon, Campus MinistryTo engage students in service immersion experiences to assist communities in need while heightening awareness and understanding through reflection.  Quito Ecuador  VolunteeringSP 2015Students have multiple impacts at the sites where they serve including preparing meals, tutoring children, administering community health needs.  Each trip yields different results for the partners, but those results are always determined through respectful dialogue with the partner and mutual planning based on community needs. The Alternative Break program incorporates service/immersion and reflection on projects in Kenya, Ecuador, New Orleans, LA, Appalachia, Wilmington, DE and Philadelphia, PA in conjunction with agencies where the College has developed strong, ongoing partnerships.  
    Childhood DisordersYouth and Family InterventionSusan Scharoun, Psychology   PsychologyService Learningthrough SP 2015  

    Hopeful Girl - The Experience Stefon Greene '14 developed a video to chronicle his experience working on Hopeful Girl, a documentary about the Working Boys Center in Quito, Ecuador. Greene worked with fellow students on the documentary, under the direction of Communications Professor Mike Streissguth. Watch