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Brothers’ nonprofit feeds hungry in native Puerto Rico
August 27, 2020 — When Héctor Ibáñez ’20 and his brother, Joey Ibáñez ’23, headed home to Puerto Rico in March after the COVID-19 pandemic hit, they met people who were surviving on crackers and rice.
Since they and other college friends were all stuck at home with time on their hands, they decided to make a difference. Hector and his friend Isak Romero, a recent Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduate, started making calls to raise funds and help alleviate hunger on the island.
Chemistry students offer summer session for peers
July 10, 2020 — Faced with the end of a popular summer program that helped students prepare for the rigors of organic chemistry, a group of undergraduates is running a similar program for 40 of their fellow students this summer.
Task force fills food gaps for families
July 9, 2020 — With families struggling to put food on the table during the pandemic, the Tompkins County COVID-19 Food Task Force hosted a free food pickup and delivery for more than 800 individuals, in 216 households, July 7 and 8.
Warner’s Grant Brings Students into Age-Friendly Communities Research
June 30, 2020 — The Cornell Office of Engagement Initiatives has awarded a new $50,000 Impact Grant to Professor Mildred Warner, CRP, for research on age-friendly communities.
Engaged Cornell Impact Grants support scholars with an existing community-engaged research agenda who are ready to scale student and community partner participation and evaluate the long-term impact of their programs.
Read the full article on the Cornell AAP website.
New Engaged Research Grants awarded to 14 partnerships
June 15, 2020 — Fourteen teams of faculty and community partners have received Engaged Research Grants from the Office of Engagement Initiatives to increase undergraduate involvement in research that strengthens the well-being of communities.
“By combining two of our previous funding opportunities (Engaged Undergraduate Research Grants; Grants for Faculty Research on Engagement) we are able to support teams that are exploring the public purpose of their research, whether they’re just getting involved in community-engaged research or have longstanding programs that are poised for deeper evaluation,” said Amanda Barrett Wittman, associate director for community-engaged curriculum and strategy in the Office of Engagement Initiatives.