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Orientation service connects students with local community

Students participate in service projects

Read the full story by E.C. Barrett, David M. Einhorn Center for Community Engagement, in the Cornell Chronicle.

Cornell’s Pre-Orientation Service Trips (POST) program enjoyed some pre-pandemic normalcy in August, with a larger group of participating students and a return to Boynton Middle School as host during the five days of service projects with Ithaca-area community organizations.

A program of the David M. Einhorn Center for Community Engagement, POST provides incoming first-year and transfer students an introduction to each other, returning student leaders and off-campus volunteering opportunities. Since its inception in 1996, POST has had 1,500 student participants volunteer more than 32,000 hours in the community.

From Aug. 13-17, a total of 43 new students worked in teams led by two or three trained student leaders, who themselves had participated in the program as incoming students. Learn more about the projects.