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Service fair promotes campus-community engagement

A service fair highlighting the work of a range of groups, from the Youth Farm Project to the Advocacy Center of Tompkins County, Challenge Workforce Solutions and Mayor Potencial, will be held Oct. 3, 3:30-6 p.m. on the Cornell Arts Quad. The fair is free and open to the public.

The fair will give Cornell students, staff and faculty the opportunity to learn how to become engaged with the work of about 50 off-campus organizations, either as volunteers or interns – or just to learn about the wide range of change efforts underway in the Tompkins County area.

“I hope that, by attending the fair, students gain an understanding of the wide array of organizations found in Ithaca and just how many opportunities there are for them to get involved,” said Samantha Lustig ’21, chair of the City and Local Affairs Committee of the Student Assembly. “These organizations deal with many different issues, so no matter what a student is interested in they should be able to find something they’re passionate about. And, by serving the local community, students can gain a greater appreciation of their roles and responsibilities as members of the Ithaca and Tompkins County communities.”

The fair also will give community organization representatives “a boost of energy knowing there are students who are eager to be involved and provide a platform for future collaborations between members of the Cornell community and local organizations to address pressing issues of public concern,” said Mike Bishop, director of student leadership in the Office of Engagement Initiatives.

More information can be found on the Cornell Events webpage.

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