I can still recall the feeling of shock that I felt upon my arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal this past summer. As we made our way along the bumpy dirt roads heading south of the city to a small village named Lele, I took in my first glimpses of life in Nepal.
Every act of love is an act of peace, no matter how small. A few days into my summer of service trip, my phone lit up with a CNN update, “Multiple explosions rip through Syria and Yemen. 48 dead.” A few days later, “4 killed by Islamist attackers in Kazakhstan. Weeks later, “53 dead … More “Every act of love is an act of peace, no matter how small:” Summer of Service 2016 Reflection from Kokata, India
Jessica Calderone (Siena College Class of 2017, Albany Medical College Class of 2021) recently returned from her 6-week Summer of Service to a village called Bliss near Tacloban City of the Philippines. During her six weeks, she volunteered in a government women’s shelter that serves as a safe haven for survivors of domestic abuse, sex … More Greetings from Heaven: Philippines Summer of Service 2016
The Siena-AMC’s Summer of Service is a unique cornerstone of the program that not only champions but expands perspective on the awesomeness and importance of human connection. Widely anticipated by students, the opportunity represents the program’s focus on nurturing kindness, compassion, open-mindedness, and appreciation for diversity. For six to ten weeks, students live and serve in an underprivileged community. The first Summer … More “It’s Finally HERE!” 2016 First Summer of Service Destinations
Anyone who walked by the window of the classroom that day must have thought I was crazy as I attempted to gesture white fluffy specks falling out of the sky. It all began when I was asked, “What is snow?” Last summer, I spent three weeks volunteering in Haiti with four other Siena/AMC students teaching … More Through the Looking Glass
Norma B. Rice once said, “Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light.” During the summer of 2014, my brother and I were given the blessing of serving in Kenya for our Summer of Service. Serving in Kenya was an opportunity that brought to life the calling … More The Real Light