Entrepreneurship Meets Social Justice
The day following his commencement, alumnus Andrew Lunnetta ’12 and a friend set off on a cross-country bike ride from Syracuse to San Francisco, Calif. As they traversed 3,899 miles, the duo endured two punctured tires, read seven books, and consumed 19 jars of peanut butter. Most importantly, though, they raised approximately $5,000 for the Brady Faith Center, which seeks to meet the spiritual, educational and social needs of members of the Syracuse community.
A peace and global studies major, Lunetta became involved in the Syracuse community shortly after his arrival at Le Moyne. He used his entrepreneurial spirit and lifelong passion for social justice to establish two programs to aid the hungry and the homeless –the Le Moyne College Sandwich makers, which provides bag lunches to the guests of a local soup kitchen, and Pedal to Possibilities, which offers homeless men and women with exercise and companionship through regular bike rides.
Lunetta then went on to establish Possibilities House, which provides formerly homeless men with “a safe, clean and sober place to live.” He now serves as the executive director of A Tiny Home for Good, which builds and manages affordable, safe, and dignified homes for individuals who have faced homelessness.