Friday, April 24, 2015

SUNY Poly CNSE: Volunteers clean up and refresh the Schenectady Girls Inc. property on Earth Day

Girls Incorporated® of the Greater Capital Region 

In celebration of Earth Day, the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute’s Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (SUNY Poly CNSE) partnered with Girls Inc. of the Greater Capital Region to help revitalize the nonprofit's Schenectady center at 962 Albany St. SUNY Poly CNSE faculty, staff and student volunteers, along with one dozen girls who participate in the Girls Inc. program, assisted with the site cleanup by collecting trash that had accumulated around the property, in addition to raking leaves, trimming bushes and refreshing areas that were marked by graffiti.

The event was part of an Earth Day effort to bolster valuable educational programs such as those offered by Girls Inc., which lets girls build skills and capabilities for a responsible, confident and self-sufficient adulthood. This Earth Day project also complemented the SUNY Poly CNSE and Girls Inc. collaboration, which led to the creation of the nation’s first Girls Inc. Eureka program encouraging young women to pursue a growing number of educational and career opportunities in the field of nanotechnology. Nearly 80 girls recently participated in the program’s third year, and a number of those young women plan to take part in the Earth Day cleanup. The project showed the college's continued commitment to the community.

--Jennie Grey

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