August 24, 2000 Geneva, NY-First-year Hobart and William Smith students will be doing community service, as part of their orientation to the Colleges, at 25 sites in the Finger Lakes area.
The service sites include Smith Opera House, Trinity Church, St. Peter's Church, St. Francis and St. Stephen's Churches, Geneva Agri-business Child Development, Geneva Free Library, Red Cross of Seneca Falls, Women's Rights Park, Elizabeth Cady Stanton House, Ontario Pathways, Border City School, Rose Hill/Johnson Drain Tile Museum, Center of Concern, Geneva Food Pantry, Seneca Lake State Park, Presbyterian Church of Geneva, First Baptist Church, Washington St. Cemetery, First United Methodist Church, American Legion, Ovid Federated Church, Montezuma Wildlife Refuge, Elizabeth Cady Stanton Children's Center, Child and Family Resource Center, and Community Lunch Program.
Prior to orientation, all First-year students were asked to read The Call of Service by Robert Coles, to introduce them to the Colleges' strong commitment to service. The second day of orientation, Saturday, August 26, the students will hear Jack Harris speak on “Learning to Live and Living to Learn” to further prepare them for community service. After the presentation, the students will divide into groups and perform various service projects throughout the Geneva area.
The Colleges are pleased to work with the community, enabling students to give back to their surrounding community.