Saffrin Center for Sustainability and Civic Engagement

Director: Kristen Luppino-Gholston, LMSW

The Saffrin Center for Sustainability and Civic Engagement has as its mission to cultivate civic engagement and social responsibility by building campus-community partnerships that address community needs, provide experiential learning opportunities, develop informed and engaged leaders, and promote justice and sustainability.  The Center believes when campus and community work together toward mutual goals, we create positive change. The Center is supported by funding from the College and various agencies, foundations, and corporations.

The Center has long term partnerships with many communities and non-profit organizations in our area working on issues involving educational disadvantage, literacy, refugee needs, healthcare disparity, and community development.  In addition, the Center works with partners across campus to maintain our campus commitment to service and social justice. Students participate through Daemen’s Service Learning  program, as well as through collaborative projects with various community partners.

Students learn new approaches for solving problems, approaching new situations, and working with diverse populations and can take those skills with them to the next community they serve.  All majors are welcome.

The Center for Sustainability and Civic Engagement is located in Duns Scotus 226.