Wagner Cares

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 After Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc in 2012, SGA President Gregory Balaes ’13, SGA VP of Community Service Kate Schaefer, and SAAC President Judy Betz, came together to establish what became known as Wagner Cares. Its focus is to encourage individuals to work together in their community service projects, with hopes of making a larger impact. Since then, Wagner Cares has become an integral part of the SGA community service division and the Wagner Plan. 

During the 2013-2014 year, Wagner Cares launched  a global initiative. The initiative was started by Gary Giordano, President of Wagner Cares. Wagner Cares began to work on expanding the organization beyond that of Hurricane Sandy advocacy work. In 2014 Wagner Cares added an entire new executive board, began to focus on social justice issues, expanded the idea of “Civic Engagement” and ultimately began to spread the name around the Wagner Community. The new logo was designed by Theresa Mustacchio , sophomore at Wagner College. The logo defines our new approach to the surrounding community and our idea of “Leading by example, Learning by doing".

Today, in 2017  Wagner Cares is being re-vamped & is reaching out to a variety of community initiatives & causes. By providing students & clubs with volunteer opportunities, Wagner Cares is making Wagner a more community-conscious campus. Feel free to shoot us an email at WagnerCares@Wagner.Edu with any ideas for service projects or questions! Follow us on Instagram: @WagnerCares!

SGA Club Community Service Info can be found At this link!! If you need help organizing community service events please contact us at WagnerCares@Wagner.edu! 

Advisors - Center for Leadership and Community Engagement

Kevin Farrell | Assistant Director of CLCE

 

Members: 

Meg Haase '17 | President, SGA Vice President of Civic Engagement

Jazmine Minner '17 | Vice President

Stefanie Pagan '19 | Co-VP of Communications

Sabrina Bogen '17 | Co-VP of Communications

Matthew Stanisci ’17 | Vice-President of Disaster Recovery

Lauren Piro '19 | Vice-President of Sustainability

Amanda Mazzarino '17 | Vice-President of Finance

 

Overall Goals:

To serve as a central hub for civic engagement opportunities

To oversee all campus clubs and organizations leadership and engagement

To promote disaster recovery, specifically related to Hurricane Sandy Relief

A source for finances for engagement events.

 

Mission:

After Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc in 2012, SGA President Gregory Balaes ’13, SGA VP of Community Service Kate Schaefer, and SAAC President Judy Betz, came together to establish what became known as Wagner Cares. Its focus is to encourage individuals to work together in their community service projects, with hopes of making a larger impact. Since then, Wagner Cares has become an integral part of the SGA community service division and the Wagner Plan.

 

Since 2013, Wagner Cares has begun to expand its mission by continuing relief efforts while increasing their presence within the surrounding community. Wagner Cares has partnered with Grid Alternatives, an organization that will install solar panels on Hurricane Sandy affected individuals homes. Wagner Cares serves the community by participating in their annual toy drive at Staten Island University Hospital, New York Cares day, and winter coat drive. Wagner Cares continues to fundraise funds in order to supply Co-Sponsorships, and relief efforts. Wagner Cares continues to serve as a central hub for community service opportunities for clubs and organization on the Wagner College campus. The organization works to oversee the food recovery network, an initiative that recovers food from the dining hall, and donates it to homeless families. In the 2015-2016 school year, Wagner Cares will explore the idea of investing their donated funds in order to sustain the future of the organization. The organization hopes to supply lasting scholarships in the wake of future disasters to students who are affected by natural disasters.

 

In the 2016-2017 school year, Wagner Cares will focus on providing students & clubs with more diverse community service opportunities by volunteering & providing necessary funds & assistance for organizations & causes in our local community.

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