118 Excelsior College Employees Volunteer During One Week (April 8–12) Impacting 17 Community Projects

Excelsior College encourages volunteerism throughout the year and will hold the 4th Annual Excelsior Cares Volunteer Week April 8–12, 2019. A total of 118 employees plan to volunteer 260 hours by assisting on 17 community projects during the workday throughout the Capital Region and beyond.

“We are excited about the impact we make from lending time and talent to so many worthy causes,” says Alicia Jacobs, Excelsior Cares Volunteer Week organizer. “This annual event is fun for our employees. They learn firsthand about services right in our backyard while working with colleagues to make a difference.” 2019 community projects include sorting, packing, cleaning, painting, light construction, seeding, planting, making phone calls, promoting fundraising events, assisting with mailings, cooking for families, creating thank you stars from retired American Flags, and helping at an animal shelter.

Excelsior Cares Volunteer Week in Albany has grown from 7 projects in 2016 with 65 employees participating to 17 projects in 2019 with 118 employees participating. April is National Volunteer Month with National Volunteer Week celebrated April 7–13. Excelsior plans its volunteer week to coincide with National Volunteer Week.

This year, Excelsior College also provides an opportunity for employees, their families, and friends to encourage reading and raise money during April 1–May 8 by supporting the Read for Ronald McDonald House Program from the comfort of home.

The 2019 Excelsior Cares Volunteer Week will feature projects at various locations:

Monday, April 8

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Northeastern New York

Veterans Miracle Center (Jezreel International) in Albany

Tuesday, April 9

Refugee and Immigrant Support Services of Emmaus

Girl Scouts of NENY in Albany

Rebuilding Together Saratoga County

Wednesday, April 10

The Patroon Land Farm (connected to Regional Food Bank)

Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region

Mohawk Hudson Humane Society

Girl Scouts of NENY in Albany

South End Children’s Café

Thursday, April 11

Veterans Miracle Center (Jezreel International) in Albany

Stars for our Troops Inc.

Mohawk Hudson Humane Society

Friday, April 12

Crohns and Colitis Foundation

Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern New York

Please contact Alicia Jacobs at ajacobs@excelsior.edu to set up interviews or photo opportunities.

O: (518) 464-8531

C: (518) 410-4624



Excelsior College (excelsior.edu) is a regionally accredited, not-for-profit online college focused on helping adults complete their degrees and advance their careers. The college contributes to the development of a diverse, educated, and career-ready society by valuing lifelong learning with an emphasis on serving individuals historically underrepresented in higher education. Founded in 1971, Excelsior meets students where they are – academically and geographically – removing obstacles to the educational goals of adults pursuing continuing education and degree completion. Our pillars include innovation, flexibility, academic excellence, and integrity. Learn more at excelsior.edu.