Monroe College Students and Staff Volunteers to Mark Fifth Annual Mustang Day of Service on Feb. 18
160 student athletes to volunteer at various community organizations across New Rochelle
Monroe College, a national leader in educating urban and international students, today announced that it will proudly host its annual Mustang Day of Service on Monday, February 18.
Now in its fifth consecutive year, the Mustang Day of Service gives the College’s students, staff, and faculty an opportunity to acknowledge and return the community’s ongoing support by giving back to local organizations in need. This year, more than 160 students will participate in a range of activities across the greater New Rochelle area, home to one of the College’s three campuses. Student-athletes from Monroe’s athletics programs, which collectively field 28 teams across 10 sports, are expected to lead activities at this year’s 15 volunteer sites.
In addition to organizing and sorting clothing donations for various local organizations, Monroe’s volunteers will collaborate with Hope Community Services Inc. and Meals on Wheels to prepare and serve meals for those in need. Additional activities will see participants work on projects that benefit area youth as they host a basketball clinic, assist with daycare setup, engage in interactive games, collate reading packets and make blankets for underprivileged children. The volunteers will also support the work of A Million Thanks, a national organization that spreads cheer to veteran servicemembers, as well as those on active or reserve duty, by delivering letters of gratitude.
Luis Melendez, Director of Athletics and Head Baseball Coach at Monroe College, explained the event’s purpose: “In addition to helping our student-athletes excel on the field, we work hard every day to help these young adults mature into responsible, caring individuals off the field as members of a broader community. Through this day of volunteerism and charitable work, our student-athletes have an opportunity to share their time, hands, and hearts with incredible organizations that serve our neighbors in need. It’s a richly rewarding experience for everyone, and we look forward to marking our fifth annual Day of Service next week.”
Monroe College Athletics mission is to reflect and embrace the College’s values and create an environment that fosters the highest standards of good sportsmanship, fair play, and ethical conduct. Programs are designed to prioritize wellness, fitness, safety, accountability, and teamwork on the field, while also focusing on academic achievement, character, integrity, and responsibility in the classroom to emphasize the development of the total individual. For more information about the College’s athletics programs, please visit the Division I Mustangs on the New Rochelle campus at monroecollegemustangs.com and the Division III Express on the Bronx campus at monroeexpress.com.
ABOUT MONROE COLLEGE
Founded in 1933, Monroe College is a recognized leader in urban and international education. The College is proud of its innovative programs to increase college access, affordability, and completion outcomes, especially among first-generation students. The strength of its warm, supportive culture is reflected in the personal connections fostered among students, faculty, and staff.
Monroe educates close to 8,000 students each year, offering Certificate, Associate, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degree programs from campuses in the Bronx, New Rochelle, and St. Lucia. Students may also take courses online.
Programs are offered through seven academic schools, including the Schools of Allied Health Professions, Business & Accounting, Criminal Justice, Education, Hospitality Management and the Culinary Institute of New York (CINY), Information Technology, and Nursing, as well as through King Graduate School. Liberal arts and continuing education programs are also available. For more information and admissions criteria, please visit monroecollege.edu.