On Tuesday, June 5th the Legislative Office Building (LOB) in the New York State Capital was transformed into an exotic zoo! There were animals of all breeds, species, and walks of life present in honor of the NYS Animal Advocacy Day. Also manning a booth for their not-for-profit business called Phat Dog, were instructor Fern Pivar and many of our College Experience students.
The Walking Club within the College Experience has started every Wednesday evening now that winter and fickle spring weather have finally relented weeks earlier. The Walking Club is open to all interested students and alumni of the program. The club is lead by staff although students dictate the route and destinations.
On Wednesday, May 30, 2018 the College Experience had its first meeting of the Walking Club this year that meets by one of the student residences and brings students to various parks or even the occasional restaurant that serves as the “carrot-on-the-stick”.
On the afternoon of Monday, May 21, 2018 Assemblymember John T. McDonald III took the time to meet with Jesse Saperstein who serves as the Media and Activities Liaison for the College Experience. He spoke with Jesse about their shared passion of advocating for higher wages on behalf of direct care workers who perform this rewarding, albeit challenging, work.
On the date of Thursday, May 17, 2018 the College Experience staff members, Jennifer Richard and Jesse Saperstein joined their Living Resources, Inc. colleagues for the CDPHP Workforce Team Challenge. The annual challenge was held at the Governor Nelson Rockefeller Empire State Plaza on a day with pristine weather!
n the date of Friday, May 4, 2018 the students once again took a trip to the distant past with the History class instructed by adjunct professor, Michelle Brown. Our history was once again found in our veritable backyard as we packed the vehicles with students to head out to Fort Crailo in Rensselaer, NY.
On the date of Friday, May 11, 2018 our students and their proud relatives gathered around an enormous tent at one of the College Experience houses to acknowledge the culmination of a two-year journey.
About a year ago, Matt Fonner, an alumnus from the 2014-2016 class, decided he wanted to earn his Learner’s Permit, which is the first critical step toward learning how to drive independently.
The College Experience is now celebrating a major professional accomplishment of Mia Carr who just earned her certification as a Certified Daycare Assistant (CDA)! Mia has been working in childcare for a couple of years now and is from the class of 2014-2016. Earning her CDA required a two year commitment.
On the evening of Thursday, April 26, 2018 we celebrated Jennifer Richard who received the Champions of Character award bestowed by Sage Colleges. A table of Living Resources staff congregated at Franklin Plaza where Jennifer was honored at their annual banquet along with other educational leaders within the Capital Region.