Summer Field School Fellows work with a community, government, or non-profit partner to create and complete projects that will have a positive impact on the Upstate region.

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We match students with regional organizations to develop and implement projects bolstering organizational capacity.
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Field School Fellows

As an Upstate Institute Field School Fellow, students are responsible for building relationships in the local community while completing independent research work on innovative projects that provide a community benefit. Through a Field School Fellowship, students strengthen their skills while building the capacity of the community organization with which they are working. The Field School allows students to develop a deeper understanding of the issues facing Upstate New York and a stronger appreciation for what the region has to offer.

Responsibilities

Field School Fellows work 35 hours per week for up to ten weeks, and this work often takes place at the organization’s office, under the supervision of the organization’s staff. The Upstate Institute works with students to coordinate transportation. In addition, students meet weekly with Upstate Institute staff, and participate in an eight-week seminar on not-for-profit management and organization, and on the resources and needs of the Upstate New York region.


Community Partner Application Process

The Upstate Institute is currently soliciting project proposals from community organizations, nonprofit organizations, and municipalities for the 2020 Summer Field School through the Upstate Institute. We intend to place 25 students in the Central New York region, and 5 students in the Adirondack region, to conduct research identified by the organization. These student researchers, called Field School Fellows, will work in partnership with their host organization to collect data that will belong to the organization at the end of the summer. 

Our application process is outlined in a document that is available below. We ask community organizations interested in hosting a student for the summer of 2020 to return proposals to us by Monday, January 13, 2020.

Application Procedure

Student Application Process

The student application process for Summer 2020 projects in Central New York and the Adirondack Park will be available on Friday, January 17, 2020. Below are deadlines for the process this summer:

Stages Deadline
Students applications are due to the Upstate Institute February 28, 2020
Decisions will be announced to students via email March 13, 2020
Students reply to accept position and indicate start/end dates March 20, 2020
Summer Housing TBD

 

Several information sessions about the Upstate Institute Summer Field School will be offered on campus in January 2020. Please feel free to contact Project Director Julie Dudrick with any questions about this process.

Apply to the Summer Field School

Paid, full time research projects for Colgate students are available this summer in the Central New York region, as well as in the Adirondack Park.

Students interested in applying for one of the projects available in Central New York or in the Adirondack Park should complete an application by February 28, 2020. As a part of the application process, students will identify which projects are most appropriate for their skills and interests. A list of available projects will be published on this website on January 17, 2020.

 

 

Community Partners

The following are organizations in the community with whom our Field School Fellows have been matched in the past. Click a community partner to see details about the work done by Field School Fellows with this organization in past summers.

Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2008: Curry Knox ’09
  • 2016: Meagan Herlihy '17
  • 2017: Zakaria Chakrani '18
  • 2018: Eva Wen '21

Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2018: Madison Perez '19

Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2018: Revee Needham '18

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  • 2018: Kayla Logar '20

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  • 2018: Colleen Donlan '18

The Adult Learning Center in Utica provides English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) to residents of the Utica area, many of whom are newly arrived refugees from more than 25 different countries. The Adult Learning Center, which is a program of the Utica City School District, is developing a pilot program for the New York State Department of Education to create a community-wide "Literacy Zone." This literacy zone will initially focus on the needs of adults whose first language is not English, and will evolve into a program that will benefit all adults in the community. 

Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2007: Sarah Lee '08

Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2018: Lizzy Moore '20
  • 2017: Jacob Adams '18
  • 2016: Ashlea Raemer, '18
  • 2015: Michelle Cao, '16
  • 2015: Leda Rosenthal, '18
  • 2014: Yusra Siddique, '16
  • 2013: Josh Riefler, '14
  • 2012: Molly Emmett, '12
  • 2010: Molly Kunzman '12

Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2016: Lydia Ulrich, '17
  • 2010: Laura Bostwick, '11

Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2018: Alicia Violette '19
  • 2017: Alicia Violette '19
  • 2016 Catherine Quirion '17
  • 2012: Jayne Tamboia, '13
  • 2009: Molly Gamble '09

Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2007: David McKenzie ’08

Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2014: Maxine Lammers '15
  • 2009: Kevin Williams '10

Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2014: Alex Marrone '16

Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2009: Paige Cross ’11

Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2014: Maxine Lammers '15
  • 2008: Kevin Williams '10

Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2009: Raul Guerra ’09

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  • 2010: Grace O'Shea '11

The Chenango Canal Association, based in Bouckville, aims to preserve the canal that ran from Utica to Binghamton through Hamilton in the 1800's. The CCA also strives to make the public aware of the history of the canal, as well as maintain a towpath trail along the canal.

Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2015: Anna McHugh '17
  • 2014: Monica Murphy '16
  • 2010: Zach Roman '12

The Chenango Greenway Conservancy is working to complete a trail system in and around the town of Norwich where people can walk, jog, or run safely and enjoy the outdoors.

Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2014: Monica Murphy '16
  • 2010: Zach Roman '12

Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2017: Nicole Jackson '18
  • 2016: Adrielle Jefferson '17

Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2005: Dan Prial '07

Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2017: Susie Waltz '18
  • 2016 Jacqueline Hanrahan '18
  • 2015: Jennifer Dias, '16
  • 2015: Chi Nguyen, '18
  • 2014: Simone Schenkel, '14
  • 2013: Zoe Blicksilver, '14
  • 2012: Joanne Jan, '13
  • 2009: Allison Bush ’09
  • 2008: Allison Bush ’09

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Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2006: Sam Levy '08

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Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2018: Hammad Munir '20
  • 2012: Albert Boateng, '14
  • 2013: Gabriela Bezerra, '13
  • 2015: Shunong "Charlie" Sun '18

Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2013: Rachel Eisen, '14
  • 2008: Swetha Peteru '08

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  • 2008: Grace Baik '10

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Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2016 Dan Handler '18
  • 2009: Chris Vincent '08

Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2010: Nicole Beletsky '10

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Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2006: Tim Hogarth '06
  • 2005: Tim Hogarth '06

Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2018: Andrea De Hoyos '20
  • 2017: Gaby Bianchi '18
  • 2015: Prosper Chitongo, '17
  • 2014: Alex Maulden, '16

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Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2012: Jesse Chang, '12
  • 2013: Andrew Galakatos, '14

For the Good, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that runs several programs centered around empowering low-income residents in the Utica community to overcome poverty through their own means.

Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2017: Kaitlin Abrams '18
  • 2013: Kori Strother, '15
  • 2011: Makenna Osborn ’12

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Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years:

  • 2018: Tuyen Ta Hoang '20
  • 2016 Kris Pfister '17
  • 2015: Mallory Hart '16
  • 2014: Sarah Katz, '16
  • 2013: Jessica Hootz ’13

Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2016: Grace Thomas, '17

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  • 2009: Chris Glendening

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  • 2012: Dylan Levene, '12

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  • 2005: Susan Taffee '06

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  • 2009: Kayla Sutherland ’11

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  • 2011: Makenna Osborn ’12

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Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2015: Kris Pfister '17
  • 2014: Emily Luba '16

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Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2017: Liv Castro '19
  • 2014: Ethan Liu, '16
  • 2013: Nicole VanMeter, '14
  • 2012: Jessica Planamento, '12

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Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2008: David Pokorny ’10

 

Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2018: Mackenzie Murphy '18
  • 2017: Victoria Rykaczewski '19
  • 2016: Jeffrey Marr, '18

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Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2015: Sydney Thompson '17
  • 2014: Brendan Walsh, '15

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  • 2009: Claudia Piacente ’09

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The Kelberman Center is a regional center for excellence for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and related learning challenges.

Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2014: Lauren Kasparson, '15
  • 2013: Jenny Bergman, '14
  • 2010: Erin Nash '12

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Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2015: Kendra Peeples '16

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  • 2015: Katelyn Parker '16

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The Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc. is a not-for-profit law office which was created in 1952 by the Oneida County Bar Association and local attorneys to provide civil (non-criminal) legal services to low-income people in Oneida County. Throughout the years it has expanded to include thirteen counties in the Central New York region. LASMNY provides legal information, advice and representation to low income clients in civil cases involving public benefits, healthcare, consumer and debt problems, housing, education, employment, family matters and other legal problems. Also provided are community legal education programs for clients, community agencies and the general public regarding legal rights and responsibilities.

Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2018: Louis Berkowitz '20
  • 2017: Jeff Marr '18
  • 2016 Steph Poland '17
  • 2015: On Tim Tang '17
  • 2014: Will Ely '15 and Crystal Sawh '15
  • 2013: Ryan Geisser, '14
  • 2012: Lindsey Edinger '13
  • 2011: TC Gallagher ’12
  • 2013: Jessica Staley, '14
  • 2012: Jayne Tamboia '13

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Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2015: Phyo Thant '16
  • 2008: Kaitlin Tufts '10

MAD Art, Inc. is a community art space in Hamilton that aims to increase the visibility and appreciation of the arts in Central New York, provide arts education programming, and give local artists a space to exhibit and sell their work.

Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2010: Caroline Johnson '11

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Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2018: Mackenzie Carroll '19
  • 2017: Revee Needham '18
  • 2015: Kayleigh Bhangdia, '16
  • 2015 Olivia Gamble, '15
  • 2014: Jennifer Dias, '16
  • 2013: Laura Arboleda, '14
  • 2012: Caroline Lee, '13
  • 2009: Sarah Hesler ’09

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Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2018: Amanda Hauser '19

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Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2018: Saad Munir '20
  • 2012: Augusta Gillespie, '13
  • 2010: Jack Daly '12

Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2015: Henry Marshall '17
  • 2009: Ananya Das ’12

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Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2016 Holly Mascolo '17
  • 2014: Maxine Lammers '15
  • 2010: Michael Palmer '10
  • 2018: Kyle Winkelmeier '17
  • 2017: Maggie Cusick '18
  • 2016: Austin Anderson, '17

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Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2011: Jack Daly '12

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The Madison-Oneida Board of Cooperative Educational Services provides programs, services, and resources that schools might not be able to afford otherwise.

Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2010: Samantha Rocks '11

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  • 2014: Justine Gambale '15
  • 2013: Eddie Sihavong, '14

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Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2018: Emmy Ritchie '20

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The Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees strives to promote the well-being of culturally diverse individuals and families within the community by welcoming refugees and immigrants and by providing individual and community-centered activities designed to create opportunity and facilitate understanding. MVRCR offers a combination of programs and services, including refugee resettlement, health services and referrals, interpretation, translation, ESL education and technical assistance.

Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2018 Shimaio Zuo '21
  • 2017 Taylor Dumas '20
  • 2017 Patonya Parker '20
  • 2017 Dzenela Becic '18
  • 2016 Sarah Wylie, '18
  • 2016 Jinsuh Cho, '18
  • 2016 Marissa Roberge, '17
  • 2015: Jessie Sullivan '16 
  • 2014: Maya Atakilti '17
  • 2013: Ewa Protasiuk, '15
  • 2012: Gabriela Bezerra ’13
  • 2012: David Butler, '13

Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2018: Diana Flores '20

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The National Abolition Hall of Fame (NAHOF) honors exemplary people from three centuries that have dedicated their lives, efforts, and personal wealth to gain equal rights for all. For the purposes of the Hall of Fame, abolition is recognized as both the legal ending of slavery, or the First Abolition, and the moral ending of discrimination, or the Second Abolition. 

Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2018: Erin Burke '18 
  • 2017: Bobbie Howie
  • 2016: Jordan Henderson '17
  • 2015: Jessica Pearce '18 and Valeria Felix '18
  • 2014: David Butler, '14
  • 2013: Lindsey Skerker, '14
  • 2012: Charlotte Aldrich, '13
  • 2010: Moana Fogg '10
  • 2009: Moana Fogg '10

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Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2013: Austin Dier, '14

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Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2006: John Demler ’08

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The Division of Employment Services at the New York State Department of Labor assists and prepares the general public in obtaining and retaining suitable employment. The Division also assists businesses in securing a qualified workforce.

  • 2007: Ben Callaway '07

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The Oneida Community was a 19th century Utopian religious community. The Mission of the Oneida Community Mansion House is to maintain, preserve and restore the community's house, its ambiance and contents and such products and publications or possessions of the original Community and its members for the benefit of present and future generations of scholars, students and an interested public.

Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2017: Erin Burke '18
  • 2011: Amy Brown '13

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The Oneida County History Center in Utica aims to protect and exhibit the history of Oneida County through a museum and research library open to the public.

Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2018: Jolene Patrina '19
  • 2016: Erin Burke '18
  • 2015: Jerod Gibson-Faber, '16
  • 2014: Kennedy Pope '15
  • 2013: Tess Christianson, '14
  • 2012: Hannah Fitton, '14

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  • 2009: Rachel Solomon ’09

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Opportunities for Chenango, Inc. (OFC, Inc.) is a community action agency, serving the citizens of Chenango County, NY. The agency helps families and individuals recognize their strengths, set realistic goals, make responsible choices, and become successful, self-sufficient members of the community. OFC, Inc. programs focus on child and family development, housing security, life-skills training, education, literacy, health and nutrition, community, employment and economic development.

Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2013: Albert Boateng, '14
  • 2007: Robert Lucas '09

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Pathfinder Village is a non-profit residential community for children and adults with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities. Currently, the Village serves the needs of 70 full-time residents, offering a wide range of recreational activities, health care services, and opportunities for community involvement. The village, which has a school, chapel, and dedicated staff, also provides schooling and a range of enrichment opportunities to its residents.

Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2018: Katrina Judicke '20
  • 2017: Jessica Eldridge '18
  • 2016: Emily Rooney '17
  • 2015: Catherine Quirion '17
  • 2014: Mallory Keller, '17
  • 2013: Hannah Sosland, '15
  • 2012: Pablo Sasso '14
  • 2011: Paige Cross ’11

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The Partnership for Community Development in Hamilton fosters economic development and community vitality.

Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2018: Gabby Yates '19
  • 2017: Colleen Donlan '18
  • 2016: Luke Felty, '18
  • 2014: Alex Marrone '16
  • 2011: Amy Brown ’13

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The Resource Center for Independent Living (RCIL), a Utica-based civil rights organization serving the disabled community, promotes a dynamic environment where society and the individual mutually benefit from a world with “no limits.” The center coordinates over 100 programs, include elderly, employment, youth, and interpreting services, and offers assistance to people with all types of disabilities, including cognitive, physical, mental and sensory disabilities.

Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2008: Carly Turro '09

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RSVP Volunteers for Madison County, based in Morrisville, matches volunteers over age 55 with local non-profit organizations.

Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2010: Rashesh Shrestha '11

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  • 2015: Kris Pfister '17

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  • 2015: Nihar Shah '16
  • 2013: Megan Wickens, '14
  • 2012: Coco Vonnegut '13

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  • 2011: Caroline Anderson '12

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Southern Madison Heritage Trust works to conserve, for public benefit, natural resources in and around the townships of Brookfield, Eaton, Hamilton, Lebanon and Madison in Madison County, N.Y. The trust strives to protect land, water, unique habitats, scenic landscapes, recreational sites and historic features through public education and support of practices that advance natural resource conservation. 

Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2018: Claudia Buszta '19
  • 2015: Anna McHugh '17
  • 2011: Claire Burgett ’12

Stop NYRI, Inc., is a coalition of citizens from Madison and Chenango counties committed to exploring the impact of the 8-county, 200-mile long New York Regional Interconnect, Inc. 400,000-watt power line project. The goal of the coalition is to use grounded and accurate research to educate and inform regional citizens, as well as national, state and local officials, about the impact of this project on the area.

Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2007: Tom Blonkowski '07

Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2018: Miller Downer '21
  • 2017: Emily Eastwood '18
  • 2015: Henry Marshall '17
  • 2014: Brendan Walsh '15

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  • 2010: Kate Briscoe '12

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Upstate Cerebral Palsy was founded in 1950 as the United Cerebral Palsy Association of the Utica Area, Inc., by a group of parents and grandparents of children with cerebral palsy who wanted to ensure that their children would have every opportunity for success regardless of their abilities. The agency has become a comprehensive community services agency serving children and adults who exhibit some level of developmental, intellectual or emotional disability.

Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2007: Cara Delaney '08

Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2018: Sarah Allen '20
  • 2017: Dylann McLaughlin '18 and Lindsey Johnson '20
  • 2016: Dylann McLaughlin '18

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  • 2018: Miller Downer '21
  • 2012: Emmie Dolfi, '13
  • 2013: Spencer Wallach, '15
  • 2013: Mae Staples, '15

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  • 2012: Rita Van Kirk, '13

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  • 2006: Matt Mills '07

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  • 2014: Emily Luba '16

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  • 2018: Ashlea Raemer '18

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The Young Scholars Liberty Partnership Program is an ambitious collaborative project between Utica College of Syracuse University and the Utica City School District dedicated to motivating disadvantaged students towards, and making possible, a successful academic career both during and beyond the teenage years. Aiming not only to redress the appalling drop-out rate and poor attendance, Young Scholars LPP established itself as a comprehensive program, a source of cultural and social capital for students largely deprived of such support and opportunities. However, Young Scholars LPP does not simply strive for daily attendance or completion of high school, but for academic excellence. Reflecting a belief in the power of the program and the potential of the students, an academic average of a C or better is required to maintain Young Scholar status and students are encouraged to strive not just for a New York State Regents Diploma, but for a Regents Diploma with the Advanced Designation. 

Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2017: Dylann McLaughlin '18 and Lindsey Johnson '20
  • 2015: Cynthia Vele '17
  • 2014: Sarah Wooton '15 and Emily Hawkins '15
  • 2013: Pablo Sasso, '14
  • 2011: Nam Kieu, ’11

The Youth Philanthropy Council is a project at Norwich High School in which high school juniors and seniors learn about the importance and impact of philanthropy in society and how philanthropists find and fund worthy causes. The program began in the fall of 2008 with 16 high school students and six Colgate student mentors. 

Students worked with this community partner over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2009: Emily Katz ’10