Albertus Magnus College Centennial Class Takes Part in Falcon Giveback Day
Class of ’25: Giving of Themselves to Their Community August 29
New Haven, Conn., August 25, 2021 – As part of the robust orientation schedule for new students at Albertus Magnus College, the Centennial Class (Class of 2025) will participate in Falcon Giveback Service Projects for the New Haven and Hamden communities. This event delivers on the College’s mission of fostering in students an understanding and appreciation of their responsibility to make a positive difference in the larger community.
Who: First Year Students
What: Falcon Giveback Service Projects Where: Various locations on the Albertus Campus; 700 Prospect Street, New Haven (Donations and deliveries will be done on a separate date)
When: Sunday, August 29 from 10:00 am to 12 Noon
Albertus is partnering with the following organizations and projects:
New Haven Police: Donating 22 backpacks to Class of ’22 at Wilbur Cross and Hillhouse High Schools;
Habitat for Humanity: Decorating planters to help add color, décor, and curb appeal to new homes; Whitney Center: Stuffing candy bags and creating a display for an upcoming community event;
DESK Soup Kitchen: Creating hygiene and snack kits; St. Martin de Porres School: Making “School Survival” folders, complete with back-to-school supplies; Catholic Workers House: Organizing silverware and other materials.
Homegrown Service Opportunities include:
Clothing Drive Pop-up: Coordinated by Albertus Students;
Letter Writing Campaign: In collaboration the College’s Academic Success Center;
Campus Clean-Up: Supervised by the Albertus Facilities department;
Advocacy Projects: Students create flyers and social media graphics to bring attention to specific topics.
Additional information, details, and updates will be posted on the College’s Student Orientation Website.
About Albertus Magnus College
About Albertus Magnus College: Albertus Magnus College, founded in 1925, is a Catholic College in the Dominican tradition. It is recognized by external rankings such as US News & World Report Best Colleges, Money Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education. The College has an enrollment of 1,500 students in its traditional undergraduate program, accelerated adult degree programs, and 12 graduate programs, including a new Master of Public Administration and the only Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling program in Connecticut. In the last year, the College received two significant Federal grants in support of student success and well-being: a $300,000 grant from the Department of Justice and a $1.9 million Title III grant from the Department of Education.