We were honored to be invited by Jane Swanson, Cornell Tech Community Liaison, to connect with Professor Tapan Parikh in June as he began planning a new Service Learning course for Cornell Tech Graduate Students. Sande Elinson, Neal Weissman, and Julia Ferguson enjoyed this meeting and began the connection. Then in August, RIGC was invited to attend the opening reception along with other RI non-profit organizations like the Carter Burden Senior Center, Main Street Theatre, RIVAA gallery, RI Historical Society, Dr. Jack Resnick, and more. Anthony Longo and Julia Ferguson were able to represent RIGC at this exciting reception hosted by RIVAA at the Art Gallery and enjoyed officially greeting Cornell Tech students for the first time.
Three weeks later...we have already begun meeting and corresponding with three wonderful graduate students who are researching and exploring a service project for RIGC and RI. They will work to complete a green and also technology related project by the end of November. More news soon as this exciting collaboration continues.