The annual Dare to Care Day at Buffalo State gathered a large group of students, faculty, and staff members to engage in community service on September 16. Each year the group grows, and this year the registration closed at 1,050 people.
President Katherine Conway-Turner looks back on the success of this event.
Members of the campus community provided service at 35 community sites and organizations. We were fortunate to have beautiful blue skies for our day of service. Our group creating a sea of orange convened in the Social Hall at the beginning of the day. We then boarded buses to go to our sites. From urban garden cleanup to spreading mulch at parks to restoration projects, we lent our energy to improve the city of Buffalo.
I had the opportunity to visit four sites, and in each place, I joined hardworking Bengals bringing life to our urban-engaged campus focus.
I must admit that I was looking forward to serving alongside members of our Buffalo State community. At the end of the day, I felt renewed and confident that together we made a difference while feeling the pleasure of work done collectively.
Thank you to all who shared their Saturday with our city, and I look forward to other opportunities for working together with our campus and cultivating a community that is better when we all work as one.