Service Learning

The Seidenberg School continues to attract students from across the University to its service learning courses. Students enrolled in one of multiple sections of CIS 102 or TS 105 Computers for Human Empowerment have the opportunity to teach problem-solving and programming. They show seniors how to send e-mail and perform online searches, assist any number of organizations by developing Web sites to raise their visibility, and become empowered to share their newly acquired technology knowledge with various populations in the surrounding community.

Courses offered included:

  • Problem Solving using LEGO Robotics
  • Intergenerational Computing
  • Web Design for Non-profit Organizations
  • Information Technology for Strategic Community Planning
  • Computers for Human Empowerment
  • Pace-Brazil Digital Divide Mission

Faculty teaching one or more sections of a service learning this year include:

Robert Benjes Pauline Mosley
Sung-Hyuk Cha Cynthia Penchina
Jean Coppola Linda Pennachio
Jonathan Hill Stacey O. Sarris
Julia Khan-Nomee Andrea Taylor
Richard Kline Jennifer Thomas
James Lawler  

The school had the privilege of partnering with a number of public institutions and nonprofit organizations in both New York City and Westchester:

AHRC NY School for the Deaf
Andrus on Hudson Ossining Community Helping Hands
Books to Soldiers Ossining Community Tennis
Bronx County Chapter NYSSPE Ozanam Hall of Queens Nursing Home
Brooklyn Public Library Pace Sigma Tau Delta
Center for Aging in Place Pleasantville Senior Center
Cerebral Palsy of NYC P.S. 3 in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn
Cerebral Palsy of Westchester Rollin Studios
Forest Running Club Rosevelt Community Island
Green Storm Racing Club Shore Hill Senior Housing
Hallmark Battery Park City Senior Living Facility St. Simon the Cyrenian Episcopal Church
Henry Street Settlement Tarrytown Senior Center
HTCIA The Osborn Retirement Community
My Second Home Adult Day Care Center The Wartburg Adult Care Community
New Paltz Swimming Club United Hebrew of New Rochelle
NYC FIRST LEGO League Westchester Department of Senior Programs and Services
NYC Parks Department West Harlem Action Network Against Poverty
NY Laughs Yorktown Volunteer Ambulance Corps