30 Days of Giving 2018 – Day 19: Clinton Community College Helps Students Overcome Barriers To Success.
In April, the Clinton community began a new initiative to assist students in need: the Eagle’s Nest Food Panty and Dress for Success Clothes Closet.
In conjunction with the CCC Student Senate, the President’s Office founded the Eagle’s Nest as a way to further help students overcome barriers to success.
The idea of a food pantry was conceived when one student made the comment, “I’m hungry, I have no food, and I don’t know where to go,” One person facing food insecurity is one too many here on the Clinton Campus, thus, the food pantry was born, as a press release from the college said.
The mission of the Eagle’s Nest Food Pantry is to provide food and services to Clinton Community College students in need, while supporting and encouraging everyone to achieve their educational goals without the burden and stress of food insecurity. During the week of Celebrating Clinton held in April, faculty, staff, and local industry, donated food and sundry items to the pantry. The cupboards are now stocked and ready to be used.
The Dress for Success Closet was another initiative that kicked-off during the week of Celebrating Clinton. New or gently used professional clothing was collected, and is now available to Clinton students. The stress of trying to find the appropriate clothing to wear for an interview can be daunting; everyone wants to make a great first impression. When preparing for a job interview or searching for work, students who may not have the resources to purchase career-wear can come in, find the right outfit that suits their needs, and use it for entering the workforce. Clothing items do not need to be returned so that the student has access to what they have chosen at any time. Thanks to faculty, staff and local companies, the Dress for SuccessCloset is stocked with suits, ties, dress shirts, dresses, skirts, blouses, shoes and some underclothes.
The Eagle’s Nest is run by volunteer students and staff, and continues to grow through donations and supporting students.
30 Days of Giving 2018
- Day 1: Buffalo State’s Students Serve as Civic Leaders
- Day 2: Farmingdale State College Students Give Veterans a Smile
- Day 3: Tompkins Cortland Community College Brings the Farm to the Table
- Day 4: SUNY Maritime Donates Backpacks to Homes For the Brave
- Day 5: Paws and Effect at Binghamton University
- Day 6: New Paltz Students Go From Interns To Emerging Leaders
- Day 7: Niagara County Community College Students Feed Animals in Need
- Day 8: Mohawk Valley Community College Baseball Team Helps Area Veterans
- Day 9: SUNY Delhi Students Build Homes for the Homeless
- Day 10: SUNY Old Westbury Commemorates Veterans
- Day 11: UAlbany Students Work to Improve Lives of Those With Disabilities
- Day 12: Alfred State Students Preserve History in California
- Day 13: Herkimer County Community College Cares For the Community
- Day 14: SUNY Broome Students Stepping Up to End Campus Hunger
- Day 15: Monroe Community College Develops Humanitarian Mapping
- Day 16: SUNY Oswego Hockey Teams Support Local Charities
- Day 17: Stony Brook University Students Practice Prevention and Outreach
- Day 18: SUNY ESF Students Give Up Their Saturdays for Service
- Day 19: Clinton Community College Helps Students Overcome Barriers to Success
- Day 20: SUNY Plattsburgh Grants Holiday Wishes to Area Children and Families
- Day 21: SUNY Cobleskill Gives Back to the Iroquois Indian Museum
- Day 22: SUNY Sullivan Helps Local Federation for the Homeless
- Day 23: Operation Shoebox at Schenectady County Community College
- Day 24: University at Buffalo Grassroots Gardens
- Day 25: SUNY Oneonta Runs to Fight Hunger
- Day 26: SUNY Orange Helps the Needy Stay Warm in Winter
- Day 27: HVCC Students Pack Good Night Bags for Families in Crisis
- Day 28: SUNY Fredonia Adopts Families in Need
- Day 29: Onondaga Community College Students Give Back With Service Abroad
- Day 30: Jefferson Community College Faculty & Staff Take Pie in the Face for Charity