Sage Kicks Off Fall Semester with "Sage Engaged" Community Service Projects

August 22, 2013 at 2:16 pm

ALBANY & TROY, NY -- The Sage Colleges kick off the fall semester with community service projects involving more than 400 students and staff on Friday, August 23 from 9 a.m. until noon.

As part of their college orientation, Sage freshmen are participating in the 5th annual "Sage Engaged" day of community service projects, cleaning up a local historic site and urban park.

TROY

Russell Sage College students will go to Oakwood Ave. Cemetery in Lansingburg, a site on the National Register of Historic Places, to paint fences that have not been painted in more than 50 years and help with other park cleanup. New RSC dean Donna Heald, Ph.D., will also be working alongside her students.

Sage President Susan Scrimshaw will speak to students at 9 a.m. as they prepare to load the buses in front of Avery's Garden (Ferry Street Plaza and 1st Street).

ALBANY

Sage College of Albany students will work on cleaning up Tricentennial Park, on Broadway in downtown Albany. New SCA dean Joanne Curran, Ph.D., will work with students at the project site.

President Scrimshaw will join the students at 10 a.m. at Tricentennial Park to address the students.

SAGE ENGAGED

This is the fifth consecutive year of the "Sage Engaged" fall community service project, which began with when President Scrimshaw was inaugurated as Sage president in the fall, 2009.

“Sage Engaged” is a program that incorporates service learning throughout the Sage student experience and builds on The Sage College’s tradition of community partnership. Last year, Sage students volunteered more than 20,000 hours, through service learning coursework, student clubs, Community Service Day and Community Work Study.