Reflections from ACE

Summer Service Scholar’s Top 10

What are the top 10 things other should know about your site and the Capital Region?  


June 28, 2018 15

Kicking off a Summer of Service

What has been a challenge you have faced in the Summer Service Scholar program so far? What has been a highlight?


June 7, 2018 15

Learning and Growing with NEXT

In my eyes, NEXT is the greatest program on Siena’s campus. It allows students to engage in real world problem solving for a great cause. NEXT stands for Nonprofit EXcellence and Transformation, which is the fancy form of non-profit consulting. Non-profits from the Capital Region will approach NEXT with a business problem they are having.…
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May 4, 2018 0

Scouts Around the World

When I interviewed for the Bonner Service Leaders Program at Siena during my senior year of High School, I learned about the Global Service Internship for the first time. Being able to spend five weeks doing service abroad was enticing and was one of the reasons I joined the program. Fast forward to three years…
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April 30, 2018 0

Making Change Through Policy

My experience with the Community Policy Institute (CPI) has been educational and inspiring. When I first entered CPI, I was unaware of what path I wanted to go down and where my talents really lay. However, after being in this fellowship for four semesters, I have gained an immense amount of skills, from writing to…
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April 25, 2018 0

From one ACE to another!

Can’t Escape ACE: From the Center for Academic Community Engagement to the Alliance for Catholic Education               Felicia Comuniello (’17) earned her B.A in Sociology, along with the Certificate in Community Development last spring. Throughout Felicia’s undergraduate career, the Bonner Service Leader program played a large role in her daily life,…
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April 23, 2018 0

BILDing a Better Future

When I was in the seventh grade, I unexpectedly fell into a child modeling gig in Manhattan. My mom would take me out of school early about three times a week around sixth period and we would take the Poughkeepsie train down to Grand Central Station. As I expected from what I had learned from…
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April 16, 2018 0

Follow Your Passion

Passion is important when serving others. What is one social issue area that you are most passionate about? Explain why it is so meaningful to you. What are two goals you can accomplish in 2018 that help push towards justice and equality in that issue area?


April 15, 2018 36

Building a Case for Justice

I have been fortunate to serve the last three years as the Bonner Service Leader at the District Attorney of Albany’s Office in some capacity. This year I am at the main office serving alongside Victim Witness Specialist, Amanda Kyle-Sprague, in the Crime Victim’s Unit. Here I am able to engage in court observations, learn…
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April 2, 2018 0

Leading Change

It is evident that as Bonners we must learn how to be both effective leaders and members of a team. Please highlight a project you are working on at your site this semester that you have either taken the lead on or worked on as part of a team. How can you transfer the skills you…
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March 19, 2018 37