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Admitted Connecticut College students prepare for the Paint the Town New London community learning project. Photo courtesy of Tim Cook/The Day
Connecticut College engages in community partnerships where students learn with community members, organizations increase their capacities, and the community progresses.
Admitted students volunteer with OVCS to Paint the Town New London 2012
The Office of Admission holds an annual Spring Open House for Admitted Students so they can achieve greater familiarity with campus resources as they prepare to make their college decision. This year, Admission collaborated with the College’s Office of Volunteers for Community Service (OVCS) to integrate a community learning component. OVCS partnered with the Upper Bank Think Tank’s initiative, Paint the Town New London 2012, and offered the potential students the opportunity to volunteer in the downtown beautification project and assist the community with preparations for the summer OpSail 2012 event.
Newly admitted students worked with local residents, business owners, current Connecticut College students and staff to beautify areas on Eugene O’Neill Drive, Bank and Water Streets, and to paint the exteriors of Muddy Waters Café, Roberts Audio and The Commoner. The project showcased a vibrant and dynamic aspect of the New London community. Some of the prospective students commented that the event helped them to decide that Connecticut College, New London, is the place they want to be for the next four years.
OVCS and Service-Learning in the News
"College earns spot on President's Community Service Honor Roll,"Connecticut College Current News 11 April 2012
"Students encourage New London middle schoolers to attend college." Connecticut College Current News 5 Aug 2010
Edgecomb, Kathleen."Sisters in Support." The Day [New London] 20 May 2010
DiMauro, Mike."Innovation, volunteerism alive and well in New London." The Day [New London] 13 May 2010
"Three honored with Connecticut College's Martin Luther King Service Awards". The Day [New London] 2 Feb 2010
National & Community News
Various publications which chronicle important news in the New London community and national movements which affect us locally.
Thompson, Suzanne."Bring on the Community Gardens". The Day [New London] 24 June 2010
OVCS Contact Information:
College Center at Crozier-Williams
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320-4196