Second annual UlsterCorps Service Summit to be held at New Paltz
NEW PALTZ –The State University at New Paltz will be hosting the 2nd annual UlsterCorps Service Summit on April 26th from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the College Terrace.
The event will focus on the End Hunger Project and is co-sponsored by the Center for Research, Regional Education and Outreach (CRREO), Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, Ulster Savings Bank, and RiverTides
The Service Summit will include presentations by BOCES New Visions student representatives and Mark Walter, the Executive Director of the New York State office of National and Community Service.
Over 60 representatives from various non-profit, business, higher education, and governmental sectors will be present at the event.
The information gathered at the Service Summit will be shared with community agencies working to use volunteers more effectively, businesses interested in increasing their employees’ involvement, and local governments in their efforts to strengthen the well-being of communities in Ulster County. The Summit is part of the on-going work of UlsterCorps to deepen the knowledge about volunteerism and to find ways to implement and grow a culture of service and collaboration in Ulster County.
“The CRREO Well-Being study gives consideration to the situation of people in need in our region. One finding was that in 2008 less than one third of people living in poverty in our region received some type of public assistance. This is clear evidence of the crucial value of volunteer work to address hunger in Ulster County,” said Dr. Gerald Benjamin, Director of CRREO.
CRREO was established in 2007 to further engage the university and its people with communities, governments, not-for-profits and businesses across our region.
CRREO conducts and publicizes research on regional topics; creates and directs select institutes for focusing on specific topics of regional interest; connects and partners with local governments, not-for-profits and businesses to initiate reforms and advocate for best practices; contracts to assess the performance of public and not-for-profit agencies and programs; and works to foster intergovernmental collaboration and community engagement.
Located in the heart of a dynamic college town, 90 minutes from metropolitan New York City, the State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective college of about 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
One of the most well-regarded public colleges in the nation, New Paltz delivers an extraordinary number of majors in Business, Liberal Arts, Sciences, Engineering, Fine and Performing Arts and Education.
New Paltz embraces its culture as a community where talented and independent minded people from around the world create close personal links with real scholars and artists who love to teach.