March 31, 2021
Students ‘serve in place,’ reflect on community action
By Ashlee McGandy
In a year when the COVID-19 pandemic has changed so much for the worse, Cornell students are still committed to making positive change.
In collaboration with community partners, students spent winter break addressing issues from police reform in Western New York to women’s rights in Africa.
This year, the Office of Engagement Initiatives (OEI) offered grants and support for community-engaged learning projects that followed COVID-19 safety guidelines. Since launching its Serve in Place Fund last summer, OEI has funded 213 students from every undergraduate school and college, Cornell Law School, the Graduate School and Cornell Tech.