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Community service is a great way for Curry students to learn and grow by actively participating in organized service experiences that successfully meet the needs of the greater community. Participating in community service provides students with opportunities through which they can reach out to the surrounding area and work to fight for social causes.
On Monday, April 18, 2016, students from the First-Year Honors Program, led by Professor Allan Hunter, volunteered their time at Rosie’s Place in Boston’s South End. The Curry group helped prepare and serve dinner to over 150 shelter residents. And they even scrubbed the pots and pans afterwards!
For Spring Break of 2016, several Curry students opted to spend their time volunteering for Curry's annual Alternative Spring Break. This year's trip took them down to West Virginia, to build homes for those in need through Habitat for Humanity. Check out this amazing video by Emily Aronica '16, courtesy of The 'Currier Times'.
On Saturday, October 16, 2015 Curry College Athletics once again partnered with Team IMPACT, in their mission to match children facing life-threatening and chronic illnesses with local college athletic teams. The Curry's Women's Basketball team drafted sixteen-year-old Khadijah White from Hyde Park, who was diagnosed with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) at birth.
In September of 2015, students and mentors from Curry's First-Year Honors program volunteered to assist Fenway Civic Association in improving the conditions of parks in the Back Bay Fens area of Boston.
Several members of the Curry College Women's Soccer team participated in the 16th Annual Easter Egg Festival at Cunningham Hall in Milton. The Curry players painted faces, and colored eggs and books with the over 150 children in attendance. The event also featured photo opportunities with both the Easter Bunny and Curry's mascot, the Colonel.
On December 6, 2014, the Curry College Cheerleaders decided to give back to their community by running a 5K for Special Olympics Massachusetts. The entire squad participated and raised $1,265 for the cause!
After a local mother passed away around the Thanksgiving holiday, Detective Jeffrey Frisch of the Clinton Police Department took it upon himself to try and make the holidays a little easier for her young children. Frisch, an alum of the Curry College Master of Arts in Criminal Justice program, was recently featured in a piece on WCVB.
Sponsored by Curry College Men's Hockey and the Class of 2017, the Teddy Bear Toss took place during a recent home game vs. Wentworth. The 'Toss' was conceptualized by Jake Heisinger '17 and teammates who wanted to spread some joy to children who are in the hospital over the holidays.
For the third straight year Curry College athletics teams volunteered their time to help out the Milton Foundation for Education. In October of 2014, it was the Women's Lacrosse and Women's Soccer teams representing Curry at the 16th Annual Monster Dash 5K Race and Fun Run.
In the fall of 2014 the Men's Lacrosse team volunteered at two different fundraising events, lining the streets for the Casey's 5K Fun Run, a local road race in Norwood which benefits a young woman and her family, and helps bring awareness to traumatic brain injuries. That same weekend, they helped out at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, supporting breast cancer treatment and research.
Members of the Curry College women's and men's tennis teams volunteered in the fall of 2014 to help the Boston Parks and Recreation Department with the maintenance, beautification, and restoration of the Lorna Road and Gladeside Terrace trailhead in the city's Mattapan neighborhood.
In the fall of 2014, the Curry Women's Lacrosse Team participated in the fifth annual 5k Run/Walk for Ovarian Cancer. This was the team's second year volunteering and participating in the "Girlygirl P.A.R.T.S" race, which took place at Sandwich Town Neck Beach on Cape Cod.
Business Management major Christine Nguyen talks about the experience of interning at a large company like Reebok/Rockport in Canton, Massachusetts, and the support she received from her site supervisor, Dawn Erickson MBA '14.
Each Wednesday throughout the academic year, students from Curry College visit Pierce Middle School in Milton, mentoring younger students through art as part of the Eye to Eye project. Eye to Eye is a national program that matches college-age students with younger students with learning disabilities and ADHD, with the older students acting as tutors, role models, and mentors.
The Curry College Men's Hockey team again partnered with Team IMPACT to recruit its newest player - seven-year old Aidan Collins. For the past few years, Aidan has been battling Wilms' Tumor, a pediatric form of kidney cancer.
Kylerr Bucano, a junior criminal justice major at Curry College, wanted to make his college experience more meaningful. So after hearing from a teammate on his basketball team that Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay had over 800 kids waiting for mentors in the Boston area, he immediately knew he wanted to get involved.
The Curry College men's and women's basketball teams recently hosted free skills clinics for boys and girls from the Town of Milton in Grades 3 through 8. The program was offered to members of the town's Snow Ball Winter Weekend Youth Basketball League. A total of more than 70 young Milton residents participated over the two-night event.
Nursing students engage and interact with residents of the Simon C. Fireman Residential Community, an independent senior housing complex affiliated with Hebrew Senior Life. Through this intergenerational students and older adults benefit from discussion, reflection and experiential learning. These enriching encounters promote an enhanced awareness and appreciation for the worth and dignity of each individual.