CSA Students Help Make a Difference on Scarlet Day of Service

On Saturday, September 28, 2013, first and second-year Graduate School of Education (GSE) Ed.M. College Student Affairs (CSA) students contributed their time during Rutgers’ Scarlet Day of Service. During the event, students dedicated an entire day giving back to the local community with the motto “Give Where You Live.”

Approximately 20 CSA students from both cohorts participated in the event. Some students served as site leaders while others helped with registration and sign-ups.

Second-year CSA student, Alison Sotolongo, served as a site leader along with fellow students, Nicole Burke and Rich Okello in Union Beach for the Hurricane Sandy Relief Project. 

"It is important for students to give back to their local communities, recognizing that any act of kindness both small and large, makes a huge difference,” said Alison. “Programs such as Scarlet Day of Service inspire students to become active citizens both in their local communities and society as a whole."

This year, about 350 Rutgers student volunteers contributed their time at various community locations. Some of the partners included Johnson Park, Ronald McDonald House, and Camp Kiddie Keep Well.

Following their day of service, site leaders met together to reflect on their experience. Site leaders utilized the poem, “A Bed for the Night” by Bertold Brecht to form connections between the poem and what they accomplished during the day.

To learn more about the Ed. M. College Student Affairs program click here