SUNY College at Old Westbury has maintained throughout its history a commitment to social justice, educational empowerment, civic responsibility, and community engagement through its curriculum and activities.
Through its nationally recognized Community Action, Learning and Leadership (CALL) program, Old Westbury shares its resources to support the programmatic efforts of non-profit organizations and to address issues of shared concern within various communities. The college, as a whole, is using its influential role as a regional employer and developer to contribute directly and tangibly to community revitalization efforts.
Founded in 2006, CALL seeks to affect change both in the local community and within the College’s students themselves. Critical to this effort is the student community engagement component. Implemented by CALL and the College’s Office of First Year Experience, the College requires all first year students to participate in course-embedded community-based learning in which students engage in community service in areas related to their course of study.
For its efforts, CALL and SUNY College at Old Westbury was named in 2010 to the U.S. President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the fourth consecutive year.
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