Student Success Serves Spring Valley Community

Posted by Fernando.Arzola on Wednesday September 3, 2014

The MLK Community Center in Spring Valley New York has enjoyed a partnership with Nyack College for the past twenty years. Through college work study and service learning projects associated with the Academic Life Skills course within the Developmental Education curriculum of the Division of Student Success, Nyack College students have been instrumental in improving the MLK after-school programming. 
Successful Service Learning projects include "Integration of hand held games as education tools"(2008) Implementation of character education-based education as a conflict resolution tool among middle school youth (2010); Promoting healthy snacks through vegetable gardening (2011)  Examining racial and cultural messages experienced by youth and their impact on acculturative stress; 2014 (Sponsored research of Cynthia Raines, PhD Candidate instructor/HEOP advisor Rockland campus).
The Martin Luther King Center serves 50 children in a diverse low income area of Spring Valley, New York.
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