More than 600 students went “Into the Streets” for the annual day of service sponsored by SUNY Oneonta’s Center for Social Responsibility and Community on Saturday, April 29.
The student-led day of service began at 9 a.m. at SUNY Oneonta’s Chase Gymnasium. Teams of SUNY Oneonta students will travel to 46 assigned sites in Oneonta, Laurens, Otego, Milford, Cooperstown, Burlington, New Berlin, East Meredith and Delhi, where they spent up to six hours in volunteer activities such as painting, cleaning and window-washing at nonprofit agencies, schools and churches; clean-up at area parks and trails; and landscaping at a variety of organizations.
SUNY Oneonta’s Center for Social Responsibility and Community provides students with a variety of volunteer and service-learning opportunities throughout the year. More than 20 percent of the SUNY Oneonta student body participates in community service activities ranging from annual events — such as the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life — to regular commitments such as working at the Saturday’s Bread and Lord’s Table community feeding programs.