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New Buffalo Institute Hosts First Mission Monday

On Monday, February 12, the New Buffalo Institute hosted its first Mission Mondays event of the semester!

Mission Mondays allow students the opportunity to create a DIY volunteer project that will benefit a local community partner. This past Monday, students created Valentine’s Day cards and decorated bags that they then packed with hygiene products. The hygiene bags will be donated to Compass House, an emergency shelter and resource center for displaced youth.

Thank you to everyone who stopped by the Commuter Lounge to decorate bags and create cards that offer words of affirmation and encouragement to the youth at Compass House!

Submitted by: Shana Richardson, Director, New Buffalo Institute

Community Engagement and Volunteer Fair A Success

The New Buffalo Institute extends its sincerest gratitude to all those who showed up for its inaugural Community Engagement and Volunteer Fair last week. We had more than 10 community partners in attendance to share their respective missions and available volunteer and internship opportunities, and the Canisius community was all ears!

Thank you to all the faculty and staff who encouraged their students to attend and to all those who stopped by the fair to support! We appreciate you!

Submitted by: Shana Richardson, director, New Buffalo Institute

Community Engagement and Volunteer Fair

The New Buffalo Institute will host a Community Engagement and Volunteer Fair this Thursday, February 8, from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., in the Richard E. Winter ’42 Student Center, outside of the dining hall.

This is a great opportunity for the Canisius community— especially students — to connect with community partners and learn about available volunteer opportunities, and even potential internships. We hope everyone will consider spreading the word and encouraging students to attend.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Shana Richardson, director of the New Buffalo Institute, at willia23@canisius.edu or at Ext. 2128.

Submitted by: Shana Richardson, Director, New Buffalo Institute

Call for Programming Initiatives

The Resource Council of WNY is looking to revamp its Saturday youth programming and would like Canisius’ help!

If there are any groups, student clubs or departments interested in leading unique and engaging workshops, arts and crafts classes, STEM based activities or sports clinics, the Resource Council wants your help!

The commitment can be for one Saturday for an hour or two, or recurring.

If you are interested or have any students who may want to learn more about the opportunity, please reach out to Shana Richardson, director of the New Buffalo Institute, with questions or for more details.

Submitted by: Shana Richardson, Director, New Buffalo Institute

Community Engagement and Volunteer Fair

The New Buffalo Institute will host a Community Engagement and Volunteer Fair on Thursday, February 8, from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., in the Richard E. Winter ’42 Student Center, outside of the dining hall.

This is a great opportunity for the Canisius community— especially students — to connect with community partners and learn about available volunteer opportunities, and even potential internships. We hope everyone will consider spreading the word and encouraging students to attend.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Shana Richardson, director of the New Buffalo Institute, at willia23@canisius.edu or at Ext. 2128.

Submitted by: Shana Richardson, director, New Buffalo Institute