Reflections from ACE

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 2

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 4

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

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?


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 67

Service Isn’t Simple

At the first Bonner meeting, we read the article What We Don’t Talk About When We Don’t Talk About Service by Adam Davis and discussed it’s implications on the work Bonners do. What stuck out to you from this article? In addition to the question above, please also respond to one of the following questions.…
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September 9, 2019 44

Community Gardening as Preventative Medicine

As an avid home cook, I have long been familiar with all that is to gain from getting into the kitchen. Cooking is a creative outlet, a celebration of cultural tradition, an invitation for friends to gather around the table, and affords us a say in the nutritional value of what we eat. It was…
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