Author: Katherine Zyniecki

Bonner Bonding | Pumpkins, Costumes, and Dinner Galore!

Bonner Love was strong this semester! We came together to paint pumpkins, dressed up for a Halloween costume contest, and shared what we’re thankful for at the annual Bonner Thanksgiving dinner. In October Bonners came together to paint pumpkins at the More House. We had a variety of different small, large, orange, and white pumpkins…
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December 20, 2019 0

Serving Together | Fall Bonner Service Days

This semester the Bonners participated in two service days- one at Community Miracle in Action’s second annual Rocktoberfest and another in November at RISSE and Girls on the Run. These events were coordinated in partnership with students serving at the site, and the following are three reflections on the day from Freshmen Bonners Maura, Tori,…
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December 20, 2019 0

Partner Spotlight | TRIP

Troy Rehabilitation and Improvement Program (TRIP)’s mission is to connect individuals and families with resources and knowledge to live in desirable homes and create vibrant sustainable communities. This is TRIP’s fourth year as a community partner site, and there are currently five Bonners serving among their three locations. Bonner projects include working with social media,…
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December 11, 2019 0

Bonner Spotlight | Tristan Hunzinger ’22

I am a sophomore Health Sciences major with minors in Biology and Business and, of course, our certificate in Community Development. I am pursuing a career in physical therapy and am planning to attend graduate school to earn a doctorate’s degree after Siena. As a Bonner, I serve with Green Tech High Charter School in…
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December 10, 2019 0

Alumni Spotlight | Jazmin Tejada ’15

I will forever be grateful for the Siena College Bonner Service Leaders Program. As a young freshman, entering a new chapter as a college student, the Bonner program helped ground me in more ways than I can say. After a wonderful 4 years and over 2000 hours of community service, I graduated in 2015 with…
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December 10, 2019 0

Bonner Congress 2019 | Social Justice at the Centre

In October I attended Bonner Congress, an annual conference hosted by the Bonner Foundation, with Hayley Pijanowski ’20, which was hosted at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. The Conference theme was “Social Justice at the Centre.” The weekend-long conference engaged participants in conversations about transforming individuals, communities, and institutions towards positive social change. We attended…
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December 10, 2019 0

Invitation to Thanksgiving Dinner

With Thanksgiving around the corner, it is a great time to reflect on what is important to you, including the social justice movements you are most passionate about. If you could invite any social justice warrior (past or present) to join your Thanksgiving dinner who would you choose? Why? What would you ask them about?…
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November 9, 2019 42

Sharing Resources

This time of the semester is when things really start to pick up and get crazy with midterms, service and life! How do you practice self-care when you are stressed? What is one tool or resource you would recommend to a fellow Bonner feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Please follow and like us:


October 21, 2019 71

Bonners Working Together To Make a Difference

Often times Bonners are asked to combine talents and work with others at their site to make a task or project happen. Depending on how you prefer to work, this can make things easier or really push you out of your comfort zone, but working in a team setting is an essential skill to have.…
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October 8, 2019 55

Anyone Can Be a Poet!

What does Bonner mean to you? What is it like to serve at your site? How does it feel to do this work and be part of this community? Put on your creative hat and answer these questions with a poem. Not sure what type of poem you want to write (Sonnet, limerick, haiku, acrostic,…
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September 20, 2019 66