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Ramapo Student Volunteers Help Women and Children in Need at Oasis

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)April 18, 2012

(MAHWAH, NJ) – A group of Ramapo College student volunteers have spent nearly every Wednesday this semester at Oasis: A Haven for Women and Children in Paterson, NJ, a non-profit community-based organization that offers disadvantaged women and children a GED program, work readiness classes, after-school child care, food and clothing pantries as well as lunch and dinner meals.

Senior Lauren MacDonald, of Hoboken, NJ, a student coordinator in the College’s Community Service Center (CSC), initiated the volunteerism after she saw that Oasis needed math and science tutors for its GED program and additional volunteers for the after-school child care program.

Volunteers for this semester include Nicole Alvarado of Pompton Lakes, NJ, Jenna Crincoli of Glen Gardner, NJ, Rebecca Gokberk of Neptune City, NJ, Sarah Kenyon of Ridgewood, NJ, Tiffany Liang of Montville, NJ, Alexandra Marin of Hackensack, NJ, Candace Mitchell from Hammonton, NJ, and Emily Schnier of North Brunswick, NJ.


About Ramapo College

Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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