We are always overjoyed when people in the public notice the benefits of our College Experience as well as the various services and programs offered throughout Living Resources, Inc. But sometimes we are floored by larger-than-life circumstances that arrive with the passion of a euphoric thunderclap! Everybody involved with our agency would like to show…
A few months ago we presented an ambitious alumnus on the blog named, Jose Galvez who was in the process of applying to be a volunteer at the American Red Cross. We are proud to give you an exciting update that after months of preparation, Jose has completed his second consecutive three-hour shift.
On the date of Sunday, March 24, 2019, the Alumni Activities Club traveled with staff to Guptill’s Skating Arena in Cohoes, NY, the “World’s Largest Indoor Skating Rink” and has been a family business for 68 years.
The individuals of Living Resources, Inc. traveled with staff to the Capitol Building for another #bFair2DirectCare Rally where they were joined by the collective passion of hundreds of DSPs and individuals with disabilities from around New York State.
Who needs the travel and expense necessary to see a show on Broadway? Even though excursions into New York City are definitely in the works for the Alumni Activities Club, the reality is there is often a plethora of talent located right in our backyard. On that note, the College Experience would like to show our appreciation to Jessica Lewis who led a trip to Colonie Central High School so the Alumni Activities Club could see the play, “Legally Blonde.”
Dodgeball Madness finally came to the College of Saint Rose on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 and the College Experience was in the midst of the madness! Tor and Alek decided to take the initiative of forming their own team with their peers in the College Experience along with at least one supportive Saint Rose student.
Andrew Maggio quickly stole the show on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 when he was chosen to give a speech during the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Tri-County Care building that has opened just down the street from Living Resources, Inc. on Washington Avenue Extension.
Students have advocated for a LGBTQA club that will be a safe place for students to speak about gender issues that affect them or choose to attend if they support others with these identities. The club has been proposed and organized by Gillian Friedlander, who is one of our College Experience tutors. The club started about a month-and-a-half ago and is known as the Rainbow Moon Club, which the students have named themselves.
All the students of the College Experience surely had stars in their eyes on Monday, March 11, 2019. A national celebrity came to visit them for the two Student Forums composed of freshmen and seniors, respectively. Heather Kuzmich, who competed on the 7th Season of America’s Next Top Model Cycle 9 in 2007, visited our program to speak to the students about her experiences being famous and the realities of pursuing one’s dreams.
On Friday, March 15, 2019 Rachael Rose, who is a College Experience senior, worked with a staff member to navigate the CDTA bus system in order to make it to a fun and delicious event at the German-American Club of Albany.