An essential facet of life at Grace Institute is reaching out to connect with organizations in the greater New York area.
We seek not only to promote the goal of community participation, but also to enhance the lives of our students and to create an environment for continuous learning and growth that goes beyond the classroom. Our aim is to encourage our students to become self-sufficient and self-confident, and so we are committed to empowering our students in their careers as well as in their personal lives.
For this reason, we invite both students and staff to join together and “give back” to the greater New York community by becoming involved with a number of volunteer and service events. Additionally, Grace also hosts special events and workshops throughout the year to benefit students.
To build community and promote health and well-being, Grace participates annually in events sponsored by organizations including the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society.
Since 2005, Grace students and staff have teamed up with the American Cancer Society on such campaigns as the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk and Daffodil Days event. In October 2008, the Grace Institute team raised a record-breaking $4,500 for the 5-mile-long walk in Central Park. For Daffodils Days every March, students and staff pack boxes of flowers destined for adult and children cancer patients throughout NYC.
In 2008, Grace Institute partnered with the American Heart Association on the Go Red for Women February campaign which raises awareness against cardiovascular disease—the number one killer of women in America. Students and staff also participated in The Start! Wall Street Run & Heart Walk, a 5K non-competitive walk to help combat heart disease and stroke, raising $4,000.
Through participation in these walks, staff, alumnae, and students (and their children) not only raise money and awareness for worthy causes, but also gain a sense of camaraderie and a feeling of strength through helping others.
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