Sage Engaged in the Community
Presented here are highlights of Sage's increasing engagement in the community, as we seek to forge and leverage mutually beneficial relationships with community organizations.
The Interior Design Program at Sage College of Albany participated in CANstruction, a unique charity event organized by local design and construction industry professionals. Teams designed sculptures made entirely of canned foods which were on display at the New York State Museum for two weeks in the beginning of April. This year’s them was heroes and the Interior Design Program designed a structure based on a Captain America comic book cover. Our team’s “Captain AmeriCAN” was composed of over 2,000 cans of food which were donated to local food pantries at the close of the event. Our students raised over $5,000 for this event and were awarded the Team Spirit trophy for their hard work on this project. You can learn more about CANstruction at www.canstruction.org.
By creating strategic partnerships, The Sage Colleges seeks to build relationships and a collaborative network of organizations and events that benefit from a shared vision and shared commitment.
Following are some examples of our recent partnerships:
[Troy Flag Day Parade 2012] Members of the Sage community march in the Troy Flag Day Parade, June 2012
[Sage Engaged 2011] Sage President Susan Scrimshaw, Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings and members of the Sage community provide community service by sprucing up local parks
Members of the Sage family - students, faculty and staff - have a long tradition of community service and are committed to offering their help to the local, national and global community. Following are some examples of recent community service offered by members of the Sage community.
[Sage Engaged Troy 2010]
Sage Community Service Projects
You will often find members of the Sage community out and about in the community at festivals, job fairs, walks, charity events, and numerous educational and celebratory gatherings. Look for our table or booth staffed by smiling Sage faces eager to share the good news at Sage! Some recent examples include:
African American Family Festival
Alzheimer's Association Annual Conference for Caregivers
Autism Society of America Annual Benefit Gala
Hispanic Heritage Day
Women's Health Expo
YMCA Black and Latino Awards