NYU Alumni Global Day Of Service

March 15, 2018

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NYU alumni have shaped the 21st century as creative, thoughtful, and engaged citizens “in and of the city,” and now, too, “in and of the world.” Last year, alumni around the world gathered for the inaugural NYU Global Day of Service. They cleaned parks, educated children, combatted food insecurity, and served senior citizens. In 25 locations around the world, 318 volunteers created an economic impact of $24,700 during 1,023 hours of service.

This year, alumni will once again gather for NYU Global Day of Service. In its second year, the day of service has grown to include more opportunities in more locations with the aspirations of an even larger impact. Across the globe, more than 30 service projects will take place between April 21 and April 29. How will you get involved? 

Radishes with text: Concerned about food insecurity?

The College of Arts and Science Alumni Association will serve lunch at the Bowery Mission in New York City. The Alumni Club in Japan will prepare and distribute Japanese rice balls (onigiri) to homeless residents of Shibuya, Tokyo. Alumni in New Jersey will help stock a local food pantry. These are just a few of several events happening around the world to combat food insecurity. 

Hands playing with legos with text: Passionate about education?

In Beijing, alumni will provide mentoring sessions to international students. The NYU Black Alumni Network will participate in youth development and college preparation activities with students in the NYU SPS college prep program. Alumni will also be collect school supplies and conducting mock interviews in partnership with PENCIL.

Graffiti with text: Want to help clean up?

At Washington Square, alumni will help the Washington Square Park Conservancy gear up for spring and assist with spring planting. Alumni in Seattle will join the National Wildlife Federation’s “Wildlife in the City” program to enhance urban green spaces. In Vancouver, alumni will meet for a shore clean up in their local community. 

Boxes of food with text: Want to help get supplies where its most needed?

For a second year, Steinhardt alumni help to sort and pack boxes of urgently-needed medical supplies with the Afya Foundation, run by executive director and founder Danielle Butin (STEINHARDT '85). Alumni will also host a hurricane relief supply drive for those affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

There are more than 30 service events happening around the world in support of NYU Global Day of Service on April 28. Alumni are stepping up to the plate to serve the communities that need them the most. Will you join in?