Sage Engaged Community Service Day - August 24

August 22, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Albany & Troy, NY – The Sage Colleges continues its commitment to community service with “Sage Engaged,” a back to school tradition supported by both mayors of Albany and Troy. This Friday, August 24 nearly 400 Sage students will work to beautify Albany’s Tricentennial Park and Camp Barker in Grafton.

Mayor Jerry Jennings will meet with Sage College of Albany first-year students and staff as they clean, rake and paint benches at Tricentennial Park on Broadway between Steuben and Columbia Streets. Troy Mayor Lou Rosamilia will visit the Russell Sage College campus to greet students as they prepare to leave for Camp Barker, home to the Troy Boys & Girls Club summer camp. Students and staff will clean up the waterfront and grounds, paint tables in the mess hall and organize the game room.

"Sage's commitment to community can be found in nearly every aspect of the undergraduate experience,” said Michael O’Connor, Sage’s director of Career Planning. “Last year, Sage students contributed more than 20,000 hours of time to the Capital District through Service Learning coursework, student clubs and organization projects, Community Service Day and Community Work Study." 

Anyone interested in volunteering at either site should contact Chelsea Ahl | (518)-244-2229 | or visit

To further assist the Troy Boys & Girls Club, Sage is also participating in the program’s school supply campaign. Donations of pens, pencils, backpacks, folders and any other contributions are appreciated and can be dropped off on the first floor of Alumnae House and the second floor of Hart Hall on the Troy campus and in the Kahl Campus Center gym in Albany.


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