The Upstate Institute engages the community in research partnerships through a number of programs during the academic year and over the summer.

Members of the community can find information about these partnerships and opportunities through the Upstate Institute below.

To the right are links to some of the other Colgate programs and opportunities open to the community.

Summer Field School

Our Summer Field School provides an opportunity for community organizations, nonprofits, municipalities and municipal departments to engage with Colgate University through research. Each summer, these organizations are able to propose research projects that will build their capacity and contribute to community knowledge in some way. The Upstate Institute then matches students to these organizations to complete this research, at no cost to the community partner.  Read more about the Field School.

Our Community Partners

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

Students worked with the Abraham House in Utica over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2019: Aliyah DeJesus '21
  • 2018: Eva Wen '21
  • 2017: Zakaria Chakrani '18
  • 2016: Meagan Herlihy '17
  • 2008: Curry Knox ’09

Students worked with the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2021: Kelly Glenn '21
  • 2020: Will Krohn '23
  • 2019: Jared Collins '21
  • 2018: Madison Perez '19

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

  • 2019: Emily Schwartz '21
  • 2018: Revee Needham '18

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

  • 2019: Annalise Simons '21
  • 2018: Kayla Logar '20

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

  • 2021: Grace Leightheiser '22
  • 2020: Kelsey Bennett '22
  • 2020: Abby Sotomayor '20
  • 2019: Makenna Bridge '20
  • 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 the agricultural education program at the Madison County Cornell Cooperative Extension over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2021: Dipesh Khati '22
  • 2020: Jaanvi Sachdeva
  • 2019: Elaina Alzaibak '20
  • 2019: Alden DeBouter '19
  • 2018: Lizzy Moore '20
  • 2017: Jacob Adams '18
  • 2016: Ashlea Raemer, '18
  • 2016 Dan Handler '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
  • 2009: Chris Vincent '08

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

  • 2021: Dana Bamford '21

Students worked with Arts at the Palace over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2021: Drew Tompkins '23
  • 2020: Maddy Hettler '23

Students worked with Ausable River Association over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2019: Davi Bendavid '22

Students worked with the Research Institute at Bassett Healthcare 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 the Bell Tree over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2021: Samantha Giuntini '22

 

Students worked with the BRiDGES Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2021: Lauryn Johnson '23
  • 2020: Aliyah DeJesus '21
  • 2020: Abigail Douglas '22
  • 2019: Abigail Kelly '21
  • 2018: Alicia Violette '19
  • 2017: Alicia Violette '19
  • 2016 Catherine Quirion '17
  • 2012: Jayne Tamboia, '13
  • 2009: Molly Gamble '09

Students worked with the Carol Kinne Memorial Columbus Center over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2019: Martina Loncar '19
  • 2021: Samantha Giuntini '22

Students worked with Cazenovia Area Community Development Agency 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 the Cazenovia Chamber of Commerce over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2014: Alex Marrone '16

Students worked with the Cazenovia Community Preschool over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2009: Paige Cross ’11

Students worked with the Cazenovia Preservation Foundation over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2021: Cassie Ferrante '21
  • 2014: Maxine Lammers '15
  • 2008: Kevin Williams '10

Students worked with the Cazenovia Public Library over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2009: Raul Guerra ’09

Students worked on a feasibility study for the CALES project over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 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:

  • 2021: Lloyd Chinn '22
  • 2015: Anna McHugh '17
  • 2014: Monica Murphy '16
  • 2010: Zach Roman '12

Students worked with the Chenango County Historical Society over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2021: Marisa Modugno '22
  • 2020: Zhelun Zhou '20

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 the Chenango Nursery School 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 the Chenango Summer Music Fest over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2005: Dan Prial '07

Students worked with the Chenango United Way over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2021: Priya Martin '24
  • 2020: Rachel Diodati '22
  • 2019: Erin Hendry '20
  • 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

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

  • 2006: Sam Levy '08

Students worked with Community Action Partnership over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2019: Samto Wongso '19
  • 2018: Hammad Munir '20
  • 2012: Albert Boateng, '14
  • 2013: Gabriela Bezerra, '13
  • 2015: Shunong "Charlie" Sun '18

Students worked with the Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2021: Jane Zugarek '22
  • 2013: Rachel Eisen, '14
  • 2008: Swetha Peteru '08

Students worked with Community Memorial Hospital over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2008: Grace Baik '10

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

  • 2020: Emma Kaminski '22

Students worked with the Earlville Opera House over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2021: Yang Yang '23
  • 2010: Nicole Beletsky '10

Students worked with the Exhibition Alliance 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 the Farmers' Museum over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2019: Lizzy Moore '20

Students worked with Feeding New York State over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2021: Emma Goldstein '21

Students worked with the Fenimore Art Museum over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2019: Elizabeth Shaw '22

Students worked with Fiver Children's Foundation over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2021: Mohammad Ashgar '23
  • 2020: Sam Adgie '22
  • 2019: Carly Leifkin '20
  • 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:

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

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:

  • 2021: Juny Ardon '23
  • 2020: Emma Gaylo '21
  • 2017: Kaitlin Abrams '18
  • 2013: Kori Strother, '15
  • 2011: Makenna Osborn ’12

Students worked with the 4-corners Food Cooperative  over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2020: Jamie Hogan '21

Students worked with Friends of Rogers Environmental Education Center 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 the Glimmerglass Festival over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2016: Grace Thomas, '17

Students worked with Hamilton Central School over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2009: Chris Glendening

Students worked with the Hamilton Food Cupboard over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2012: Dylan Levene, '12

Students worked with Hamilton Obstetrics and Gynecology over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2005: Susan Taffee '06

Students worked with the Ho Tung Visualization Lab over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2009: Kayla Sutherland ’11

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

  • 2011: Makenna Osborn ’12

Students worked with the Horney Dorset Colony artist residency over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

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

Students worked with Hospice and Palliative Care of Chenango County 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

Students worked with House of the Good Shepherd over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2008: David Pokorny ’10

Students worked with Hudson Headwaters Health Network over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2021: Rebecca Sweigart '23
  • 2020: Catria Gadwah-Meaden '20
  • 2018: Mackenzie Murphy '18
  • 2017: Victoria Rykaczewski '19
  • 2016: Jeffrey Marr, '18

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

  • 2021: Lloyd Chinn '22
  • 2015: Sydney Thompson '17
  • 2014: Brendan Walsh, '15

Students worked with the Iroquois Indian Museum over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2009: Claudia Piacente ’09

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

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

  • 2015: Kendra Peeples '16

Students worked with the Lake Moraine Association over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2015: Katelyn Parker '16

Students worked with the Lake Placid Land Conservancy over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2021: Emma Kaminski '22

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 LASMNY over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2020 & 2021: Andrew Jaworski '22
  • 2019: Peter Bulan '21
  • 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

Students worked with the Friends of Lorenzo State Historic Site 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. was a community art space in Hamilton that worked 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 MAD Art over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2010: Caroline Johnson '11

Students worked with the Madison County Department of Emergency Management over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2018: Amanda Hauser '19

Students worked with the Madison County Department of Health over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2020: Alexus Gian '20
  • 2019: Victoria Rykaczewski '20
  • 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

Students worked with the Madison County Department of Social Services over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2019: Bailey Larson '19
  • 2018: Saad Munir '20
  • 2012: Augusta Gillespie, '13
  • 2010: Jack Daly '12

Students worked with the Madison County Historian over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

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

Students worked with Madison County Planning 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

Students worked with Madison County Rural Health Council over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2018: Kyle Winkelmeier '17
  • 2017: Maggie Cusick '18
  • 2016: Austin Anderson, '17

Students worked with Madison County Stop DWI over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2011: Jack Daly '12

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

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

  • 2010: Samantha Rocks '11

Students worked with Midtown Utica Community Center over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2020: Antoni Ryzak '20
  • 2018: Emmy Ritchie '20

Students worked with Mountain Lake PBS over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2020: Emily Schwartz '21
  • 2019: Taylor Dumas '20
  • 2018: Diana Flores '20

Students worked with the Multicultural Association of Medical Interpreters (MAMI) over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

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

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 NAHOF over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2021: Victoria Basulto '21
  • 2021: Chang Liu '24
  • 2019: JJ Citron '20
  • 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

Students worked with New Life Christian School over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2013: Austin Dier, '14

Students worked with the New York State Association for Rural Health over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2021: Kelsey Bennett '22

Students worked with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2006: John Demler ’08

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

Students worked with the Northern Forest Center over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2021: Kelsey Bennett '22

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 the Oneida Community Mansion House over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

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

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 the Oneida County History Center over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2021: Ashley Tourtelot '22
  • 2020: Marisa Modugno '22
  • 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

Students worked with the Oneida Public Library over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2009: Rachel Solomon ’09

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

The Partnership for Community Development in Hamilton fosters economic development and community vitality. Students worked with Partnership for Community Development over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2020: Alique Fisher '22
  • 2019: Dipesh Khati '22
  • 2018: Gabby Yates '19
  • 2017: Colleen Donlan '18
  • 2016: Luke Felty, '18
  • 2014: Alex Marrone '16
  • 2011: Amy Brown ’13

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 Pathfinder Village over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2021: Ellie McDermott '23
  • 2020: Jenna Borovinsky '22
  • 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

Students worked with the Paul Smith's College VIC over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2020: Teddy Campbell '20

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 Resource Center for Independent Living over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2008: Carly Turro '09

RSVP Volunteers for Madison County matched volunteers over age 55 with local non-profit organizations. Though the RSVP program is no longer in existence, 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

Students worked with the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts, Inc. over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2015: Kris Pfister '17

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

  • 2021: Asianna Sample '23
  • 2015: Nihar Shah '16
  • 2013: Megan Wickens, '14
  • 2012: Coco Vonnegut '13

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

  • 2011: Caroline Anderson '12

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 SMHT 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

Students worked with the Stone Quarry Hill Art Park over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2016: Sara Daniel "19
  • 2021: Corey McLaughlin '24

Stop NYRI, Inc., was 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 Stop NYRI over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2007: Tom Blonkowski '07

The Center (formerly 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 the Center over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2021: Emma Silverman '23
  • 2021: Elizabeth Shaw '22
  • 2020: Elizabeth Moore '20
  • 2019: Johanna Burke '21
  • 2019: Christine Le '19
  • 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 the Town of Cazenovia over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2007: David McKenzie '08

Students worked with the Town of Hamilton over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2021: Kat Housewright '23
  • 2019: Andrew Jaworski '21
  • 2018: Miller Downer '21
  • 2017: Emily Eastwood '18
  • 2015: Henry Marshall '17
  • 2014: Brendan Walsh '15

Students worked with the Town of Oxford over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2012: Rita Van Kirk, '13

Students worked with United Way of the Mohawk Valley over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2010: Kate Briscoe '12

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 Upstate Cerebral Palsy over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2007: Cara Delaney '08

Students worked with Utica Children's Museum 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

Students worked with the Village of Hamilton over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:: Miller Downer '21

  • 2021: Wael Mohamed '24
  • 2019: Andrew Jaworski and Sahil Lalwani
  • 2018: Miller Downer '21
  • 2012: Emmie Dolfi, '13
  • 2013: Spencer Wallach, '15
  • 2013: Mae Staples, '15

Students worked with the Village of Canastota and Village of Chittenango over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2006: Matt Mills '07

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

  • 2014: Emily Luba '16

Students worked with Wildlife Conservation Society over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2018: Ashlea Raemer '18

Students worked with the Yleana Leadership Foundation over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2019: Dylann McLaughlin '18
  • 2020: Mohammad Ashgar '23

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 Young Scholars over the summer during the following years. Click each year to learn more about their projects:

  • 2020 & 2021: Meg D'Souza
  • 2019: Nate Jeffries '20
  • 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