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Nazareth College and The Community Place Host Students from Leeds, England

Published July 26, 2019

Nazareth College and The Community Place of Greater Rochester (CPGR) host a student delegation of international community development volunteers from their partner institution in England, Leeds Beckett University.  From July 20-August 3, students participate in a two-week long community development project with the CPGR.  

The Leeds students volunteer under the direction of the CPGR summer camp manager at School No. 8 in Rochester, and the director of Family Emergency Services. The international community development volunteers are responsible to work as team members to:

  • Provide positive social enhancement, academic, and vocational development to youth from various ethnic backgrounds by participating in summer camp activities that may include: summer sport and recreation, job skills development, and cultural exchange activities. 
  • Provide support to the Family Emergency Services program by organizing food pantries and assisting with food distribution. 

One project to highlight is the Sustainable Living Fashion Show Project. Through this activity, youth will explore sustainability then work in teams to use recyclable materials to create an article of clothing.

The Leeds volunteers live on the Nazareth College campus during their two-week stay in the U.S. The group attends orientation at Nazareth and several other seminars on campus that provide them with awareness of different cultures and help them develop professional skills connected with their community development field of study.

The international volunteers will also explore western New York through activities including a Red Wing’s Baseball Game, a trip to Niagara Falls, and stops at local dining spots (including a garbage plate).  


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Leeds Summer Exchange

Nazareth College’s academic strengths cross an unusually broad spectrum of 60 majors, including education, health and human services, management, the fine arts, music, theater, math and science, foreign languages, and the liberal arts. The coeducational, religiously independent, classic campus in a charming suburb of Rochester, N.Y., challenges and supports 2,300 undergrads and 700 graduate students. Nazareth is recognized nationally for its Fulbright global student scholars and commitment to civic engagement. Rigorous programs, an uncommon arts and sciences core, experiential learning, career skills, and a global focus prepare graduates for not just one job, but for their life’s work.

The student volunteer teeam from Leeds Beckett University include (from L to R): Lisa Doherty,Laura Brown (team leader), Kirsty Childs, Maia Akhrass, and Dew Uwadia.