BINGHAMTON, NY - Participants in Binghamton University’s School of Management (SOM) honors program, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Scholars, will hold a ribbon cutting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Binghamton Housing Authority on 35 Exchange St., Binghamton.

Representatives from the City of Binghamton, the Housing Authority and the University will unveil the Housing Authority’s new library, which the PwC Scholars stocked and organized with hundreds of books earlier this week. Mayor Rich David and Elaine Miller, director of the Housing Authority, will also talk about the year-long community service projects that the PwC Scholars are engaging in to support the Housing Authority.

In addition to the Housing Authority’s new library, the PwC Scholars will work to raise all funds to update its courtyard area next spring. The scope of the renovation will include new furniture, landscaping and decorative/recreational elements to transform the courtyard into a backyard for the Housing Authority’s residents. The PwC Scholars will also add new reading corners and social-gathering areas across the complex, and plan outreach events such as game and entertainment nights for its residents.  

The mission of the Housing Authority is to provide safe and affordable housing, with the ultimate goal of raising the standard of living for city residents and families. Each year, the PwC Scholars identify a local initiative to engage in community service/fundraising as a way to give back to their community, and foster stronger ties with the city of Binghamton. A portion of the books for the Housing Authority library was donated by the Binghamton University Libraries.