On April 24, seven AmeriCorps members from Stony Brook volunteered their time at the Town of Brookhaven’s Youth Stock event, a celebration of Brookhaven’s youth and their contributions to the community. A result of the Career Center’s community outreach initiatives, Stony Brook volunteers were in charge of assisting more than 40 employers at the mini-fair event, including The Suffolk County Coalition of Domestic Violence, Hobbs Community Farm, Generation Unleashed, and Response of Suffolk County.
As part of the fair, organizations were able to distribute information to Brookhaven residents and provide free assessments or demonstrations. Volunteers handled logistics for the employers on the day of the event and assisted them with the setup and break down of their space.
The AmeriCorps Education Award program at Stony Brook enables college students to serve 300 hours in their community during the course of one year. For information about this program, please contact Urszula Zalewski, Career and Volunteer Programs Coordinator at the Stony Brook Career Center, at email@example.com.
—Taryn Kutujian, VISTA Programs Coordinator, SB Career Center