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Students on a previous ASB trip helped build a home.
Students Trade Beaches for Building on Alternative Spring Break

Although warm beaches beckon and fresh powdery slopes shout for attention, nearly 100 Hamilton students are spending a week of their spring break volunteering at one of 10 nonprofit organizations for Alternative Spring Break (ASB), March 12-23.  More ...

Betsy Bilharz '12, Mattie Theobald '14, Alana Christopher '14 and Elizabeth Rodriguez '15.
HAVOC Marks 14th Annual MLK Jr. Service Day

More than 100 students went out to serve the local community on Saturday, Jan. 21, for Hamilton’s 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Service Day. Hamilton Association for Volunteering, Outreach and Charity ( HAVOC) sent groups of students to 17 different sites to volunteer for the afternoon.  More ...

Kurt Eyerer '15, left, and Andrew Dubowitz '13 cut up fruit for dinner service as they volunteer at the Rescue Mission of Utica as part of Hamilton Serves
Hamilton Serves in January, Too

The January session of Hamilton Serves took place on Saturday, Jan. 14, with 41 students who are beginning studies on campus this week volunteering at six local non-profit organizations.  More ...

Women's basketball team members Margaret Smith '15 and Rachel Sobel '15 with some new friends at UCP.
Women's Basketball Team Volunteers at UCP

Members of the women's basketball team took a break from games and practices to volunteer at United Cerebral Palsy on Jan. 9. The students helped out in the Pre-K rooms. One teacher commented “the girls were wonderful, and would they please come back?!”  More ...

Cole Trager, Thomas Funk, KT Stein, Meghan O'Sullivan, Jordan Graziedei, Katie Jickling, Asad Javed. Missing: Heather Haj
COOP Service Interns Gain Experience With Local Non-Profits

The men and women of Hamilton’s CSI team have some of the most specialized and important skills on campus. They’re not crime scene investigators, though—CSI stands for COOP Service Intern, one of the many service opportunities offered by Hamilton’s Community Opportunity and Outreach Project (COOP). Each year, a half-dozen first-year students join this selective program, which is focused on matching a student with a local non-profit agency for an extended four-semester internship.  More ...

Zhuolon Du '15 walks a dog at the Rome Humane Society.
Morning Service

It was an anniversary of sorts.

To COOP director Amy James, 2011 marks the year that every class of Hamilton students has participated in Hamilton Serves. The Orientation program began in 2008 and takes the students to volunteer at local non-profit agencies for the morning before classes start.  More ...

Leide Cabral '11
YPP Volunteering Adds Up to Job for Leide Cabral '11

Recent Hamilton graduate Leide Cabral ’11 has an impressive background in community service, and has especially contributed to the fight against educational inequality. Cabral, who graduated with a degree in mathematics, has recently begun work in Boston with the Young People’s Project (YPP), an organization that develops students from traditionally marginalized populations as learners, teachers and leaders for the future.  More ...

Hamilton students volunteered with No More Deaths in Tucson over break.
Students Volunteer With No More Deaths in Tucson

Nine Hamilton students spent a week of spring break volunteering with the humanitarian aid organization No More Deaths in Tucson. Students making the trip were Kerry Coughlin ’11, Ilse Zoerb ’11, Sam Doyon ’12, Connor Brown ’12, Ephraim McDowell ’12, Elizabeth Costello ’13, Grace Lee ’13, Chip Sinton ’13 and Barsha Baral ’13.  More ...

Hamilton's America Reads tutors with their second-graders at Kernan Elementary.
Students Team With Kernan School in America Reads Program

Reading is an essential skill that most experts agree is developed at a very early stage in a child’s education. Yet not all students acquire this vital skill at the same rate, and many need extra help to become fluid readers. To aid some of these students, Hamilton recently began a new community outreach program at Kernan Elementary School in Utica to help second-graders  improve their reading abilities.  More ...

ASB students hone their construction skills on a 2010 trip.
100 Students Choose Alternative Spring Break

One hundred Hamilton students are spending a week of their spring break volunteering at nonprofit organizations during Spring Break, March 12-26. This year marks Hamilton's 18th Alternative Spring Break (ASB), an annual volunteer venture that consists of 10 different community service trips.  More ...

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