Binghamton network shines during Alumni Global Day of Service

On Alumni Global Day of Service 2019, volunteers help break ground on a two-acre expansion of the Binghamton University Acres, the University's urban farm, which grows food for the community with the help of teens who work at the farm during the summer. Image Credit: Jonathan Cohen.
On Alumni Global Day of Service 2019, volunteers help break ground on a two-acre expansion of the Binghamton University Acres, the University's urban farm, which grows food for the community with the help of teens who work at the farm during the summer.
On Alumni Global Day of Service 2019, volunteers help break ground on a two-acre expansion of the Binghamton University Acres, the University's urban farm, which grows food for the community with the help of teens who work at the farm during the summer. Photography: Jonathan Cohen.

This fifth annual event, sponsored by the Alumni Association, brought almost 1,000 alumni, students and friends together for a variety of community service projects around the world. Volunteer projects were primarily during the weekend of April 12-14, ranging from park cleanups to serving the hungry to mentoring high school students.

The objectives of this initiative were to increase the visibility of Binghamton’s network off campus, and to hold a University event allowing people to participate in multiple regions at or near the same time. Alumni Global Day of Service had 435 alumni volunteers who either engaged in one of the 54 group projects or in independent service where a coordinated site was not available.

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