Community service has always formed the heart of the Saint Rose experience. Through our contributions, we strive to enrich the larger community, live out our own values, and become active, caring people at the core of our being.
A legacy of this College is one of service – a direct embodiment of the “caring for thy dear neighbor” charism of our Founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Nearly 100 years since our founding, we live these values every day through our dedication to interfaith dialog and through the community service of our students whether in the Pine Hills Elementary After School Academy or hundreds of miles away in Honduras serving some of the planet’s poorest people. More than 750 students participated in the most recent Reach out Saint Rose day on September 8 serving more than 50 organizations. In addition the College was named to President Obama’s Honor Roll for Community Service in 2011, 2012 and 2013. We will continue to anchor the Pines Hill Neighborhood. Our faculty and staff will also continue and develop productive partnerships across the region, to assume leadership positions, to participate in our communities and to offer service trips to Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Louisiana, Guatemala and the like. We are a model for a commitment to the ethic of sustainability.
When the word "volunteer" isn't enough
One night a week, social work student Sharon Denman rides the white van of the Homeless Action Coalition to see that homeless individuals in Albany get food, a blanket or at least a warm greeting.