On October 15, 25 AnBryce students and alumni and program administrators joined New York Cares, the largest volunteer organization in New York City, for New York Cares Day. Over the course of the day, thousands of volunteers painted 160 murals and 113 classrooms and offices, in an effort to revitalize New York City public schools.

The NYU Law participation in the event took place at P.S. 47 in the Bronx and was organized entirely by current AnBryce scholars. Damali Smith, associate director of student affairs, emphasized that this was a student-led initiative. "The students really wanted to do this themselves," she said. "I really appreciated their enthusiasm."

Francesca Corbacho '13, a current AnBryce scholar who participated in the day, said that she enjoyed spending the day working and painting outdoors, as well as connecting with AnBryce students and alumni around this joint community service venture. "It seemed like a great way to acknowledge and in some way pay forward the support that I’ve received as an AnBryce scholar," she said, adding, "It was also really good fun."

After the success of this event, the AnBryce scholars are hoping to organize a similar day of service in the spring, in connection with Habitat for Humanity.

Posted November 4, 2011