Community Service Options

Community Service Clean-Up

All Pace Students Give Back  to the Community. It’s Required.

  • Last year alone, 583 students at Pleasantville enrolled in 35 service-learning classes and provided a total of 8,745 hours of service.
  • Besides what's required, students volunteer extra time to community service—more than 12,000 hours extra in 2010

Pace requires all students to take a three-credit service-learning course to fulfill the University’s Civic Engagement and Public Values core curriculum requirement. For example, students in the poplar Web Design for Non-Profits course have built close to 50 Web sites for not-for-profit organizations in Westchester.

Service-learning courses are as rewarding for students as they are for the people they help. In the Intergenerational Computing course, students teach computing skills to residents at the United Hebrew Home in New Rochelle, NY.  The ability to e-mail and Skype with family and surf the Internet improves cognitive function, boosts self-esteem, and battles depression in older adults. Learn more >>>

The Problem Solving with Lego® Robots course challenges students to build a robot from a Lego kit and then teach high school students how to use problem-solving skills to build their own robots. This year, Pace students also learned sign language so they can teach problem solving to pupils at the New York School for the Deaf in White Plains.  Learn more >>>

Students spruce up Mt. Pleasant  

Each fall, 250 students lend a helping hand in the Town of Mt. Pleasant as part of Pace’s Make a Difference Day. They dig and plant gardens at the Mt. Pleasant Library and the Thornwood Post Office; paint Pleasantville Village Hall; and clean up downtown.


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