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Cards for CHAM

Rebekah Westerlind APO’s philanthropy cause is Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM). During this event in Stimson Hall, APO volunteers design and write encouraging cards to be sent to the children at CHAM. This event started as a pledge project in Spring 2019 and has been carried on as a weekly event since then. The cards […]

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Letters of Encouragement

Sophie Rockland Letters of Encouragement centered around writing encouraging letters to deliver to the Women’s Resource Center on campus, empowering and strengthening the female community here at Cornell. Specifically, these letters were delivered to both faculty and students, which the WRC delivered across campus after receiving them. This service activity is extremely important, given that […]

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Prisoner’s Express: Journal Project

Rebekah Westerlind This service opportunity is outstanding. Prisoner Express has organized a journal project giving inmates a chance to reflect both on their prison experience and life in general. The inmates write down their thoughts and then send these letters to Anabel Taylor through the Prisoner Express program. When APO volunteers show up, we have […]

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Pledge Project: Letters & Posters for Campus Diversity

Niko Nguyen A few weeks after Julia Feliz’s Medium post went viral — a post that described Cornell’s discrimination against the student — the Minority ILR Student Organization and an APO PPG collaborated to host an event that promoted on-campus diversity. Specifically, the service event entailed writing letters and designing posters in support of Feliz. […]

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Cartas de Corazón

Cara Smith Cartas de Corazón is on-campus event where we make bilingual cards for to help welcome immigrants into the United States! We write messages both in Spanish and English, decorate them, and send them down to Texas, where RAICES then distributes them to immigrants who have been recently released from ICE detention. It’s a […]

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Letters Against Depression

Dua Raza Letters Against Depression is a service organization our fraternity works with to ensure that people struggling with various mental illnesses and issues don’t feel alone in their battle. As brothers, we unite to write letters to people we resonate with, encouraging them to stay strong and stay true to themselves. We all have […]

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Fingerknitting on West Kickoff

Allison Grimstead Last Wednesday, finger-knitting kicked off their first service event for the semester in Keeton House on West Campus. We are preparing to donate the finger-knitted scarves to the Catholic Charities of Tompkins & Tioga Counties. People who are currently homeless will use these scarves to bundle up during Ithaca’s coming winter. I enjoy […]

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TGIF Welcome Weekend

Gogo Lemea During the first weekend of the fall semester, Cornell’s Welcome Weekend hosted “TGIF: Welcome Weekend”. While this event is aimed at freshmen and transfer students, it is open to all members of the Cornell Community. Welcome Weekend hosted a wide variety of events that would interest many Cornell students. The event started off […]

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Prisoner’s Express

Sydney Mittiga During my pledge semester in the Fall of 2018, my pledge project group worked with Prisoner Express to create a service project concerning prisoner reform. Members of my PPG and myself had worked with Prisoner Express before. Collectively we had participated in the journal project, art pen pals, book packing, and the theme/poetry […]

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Prisoner’s Express Bookpacking: Education is a Privilege

Wendy Zhuo Between complaining about prelims and assignments and the yearning for spring break or summer to come, it is so easy to forget how blessed I am to have the opportunity to be on Cornell’s campus every day for the past four years, getting to learn something new from a plethora of sources- through […]

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