The College of Staten Island is calling upon its community members to use their time, passion, skills, and willingness to help address New York City’s most pressing needs and make a difference.

CSI is competing against 17 other NYC Colleges and Universities to see which college community volunteers the most time for community service, as part of the College Challenge. The Challenge is an NYC initiative to promote service and volunteerism at CSI and in New York City. Its aim is to achieve two overarching goals: make our city the easiest place in the world to volunteer and set a new standard for how college communities can tap the power of their people to tackle our community’s most pressing challenges.

At present, CSI is positioned to win, and, with a continued outpouring of response from students, faculty, and staff, a CSI victory can be ensured.

Members of the College community who are currently volunteering for any non-profit organization, school, hospital, group, or fundraiser should Click Here to create a profile and begin logging in their community service hours to ensure that that volunteer time earns CSI the title of most socially responsible school in NYC.

Those who are not currently volunteering, but would like to get involved, should contact Robert King Kee in the Office of Student Life at 718.982.3119.

As an incentive, the top ten CSI student volunteers who log the most service hours will be awarded one of many prizes including an IPOD Nano, CSI sweatshirts, two pairs of tickets to the CFA’s “Night of New York Comedy,” and many more prizes. The top ten students city-wide will have the opportunity to intern with the Mayor’s Office this summer.

Click Here for more information about the College Challenge.