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April 7-13 is National Volunteer Week, when volunteers nationwide are acknowledged for their service-oriented contributions. The NJIT community remains engaged in a range of giving-back activities, centrally coordinated by Career Development Services.  

To help meet its civic and social responsibility goals, the university is a member of Campus Compact, a coalition “focused on teaching, research, and institutional action in service of the public good.”

It also serves as a LEAD Advisory Institution for civic engagement to other institutions, through the Civic Leadership Democratic Engagement initiative of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. In this role, NJIT attends conferences, discusses associated trends and mentors all LEAD institutions to make “civic learning and democratic engagement a part of every student’s college education.”

At the heart of the university’s community-minded success are the students, who this past year continued to raise money, tutor and mentor public-school children, spend their spring break building and repairing homes, and much more.

The facts and figures speak for themselves.

 

A Look at Some Alternative Spring Break 2019 Activities

(Top and bottom) NJIT students helped install livestock fencing at OASIS tlc, which operates a farm for young adults with autism to learn animal care, horticulture and other vocations.
(Two photos above) NJIT students helped install livestock fencing at OASIS tlc, which operates a farm for young adults with autism to learn animal care, horticulture and other vocations.
(Top and bottom) Through the SBP home repair project, student volunteers cut baseboards and tiled a bathroom as part of the reconstruction of a Keansburg family’s home that was affected by Superstorm Sandy.
(Two photos above) Through the SBP home repair project, student volunteers cut baseboards and tiled a bathroom as part of the reconstruction of a Keansburg family’s home that was affected by Superstorm Sandy. 
(Top and bottom) Habitat for Humanity Newark had NJIT students painting baseboards, caulking windows and hanging a door at a home in Jersey City.
(Two photos above) Habitat for Humanity Newark had NJIT students painting baseboards, caulking windows and hanging a door at a home in Jersey City.