Pace University Recognized for Its Service and Volunteerism
NEW YORK, NY – In annual NYC Service report, the New York City’s Mayor Office recognized Pace University in the top three colleges and universities for total volunteers and for their commitment to service. Pace joins New York University and CUNY Macaulay Honors College in receiving the recognition.
In 2017, Pace University had over 1,699 volunteers across the city, ranging from freshmen to seniors who endeavor to be leaders in their communities.
Pace University’s Associate Director for the Center for Community Action and Research at Dyson College of Arts and Sciences Daniel S. Botting says Pace University students have clocked in 30,899 hours with non-profits across the city: “From hosting a Halloween party for children at a Lower Manhattan Community Center, to rebuilding homes for families who, even years later, continue to be displaced by Superstorm Sandy, Pace students continue to be responsible and active members in their communities. They understand that they are a part of their community and have a role to play in making it more fair and equitable.”
The NYC Volunteers Count Annual Report was released by Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office. It highlights helpers across the five boroughs from nonprofits, to faith-based organizations, colleges, universities, to city agencies.
For more on the initiative, visit www.nyc.gov/service.
About Pace University
Since 1906, Pace University has educated thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in Lower Manhattan and Westchester County, NY, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, School of Education, Elisabeth Haub School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. A 2017 study by the Equality of Opportunity Project ranks Pace University first in the nation among four-year private institutions for upward economic mobility based on students who enter college at the bottom fifth of the income distribution and end up in the top fifth.