Reflections from ACE

Using Harm Reduction Techniques

At the 2/19 Bonner Meeting we focused on Harm Reduction. Respond to each of the questions below based on the seminar. What is one thing you learned in our Harm Reduction training? How can these techniques be transferred to other parts of your life (at your site, role on campus, future professional career, etc.)? What…
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Recognizing Black History Month

Saturday, January 25th we convened as a community to recognize and honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by participating in a day of service. February 1st marks the beginning of Black History Month. Throughout history, there have been black #AgentsofChange advocating and working to secure equal rights and fair treatment of African…
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February 2, 2020 57

New Beginnings

It’s the start of a new year and a new semester and we have just completed Winter Retreat 2020 which focused on embracing difference and creating the BeLOVEd community. How are you going to use this fresh, new start to work towards a new goal? Set a goal for how you will continue the work…
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January 23, 2020 56

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?


November 9, 2019 42