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Community Engagement Showcase 2017

Monday, April 24, 2017 | 5 to 7 p.m. | Memorial Room, Willard Straight Hall


George FerrariKeynote speaker

George Ferrari, CEO, Community Foundation of Tompkins County

Ferrari has been a committed and active participant in the Tompkins County community since 1980 with a special focus on nonprofit organizations that combine alleviating individual suffering and injustice with working for societal change. Previously he served as the executive director of Catholic Charities of Tompkins and Tioga Counties and worked with families in crisis as Suicide Prevention and Crisis Service’s Crisis Line manager. He was the founding executive director of AIDS WORK of Tompkins County. He has also served in positions with Head Start, a federal family development anti-poverty program, as well as in residence life at Cornell University.


Important Dates

March 8 – Student Application Information Session | 5–6:30 p.m. | 202 Kennedy Hall

March 13 – Student Application Deadline

March 22 – Reflective Poster Presentation Workshop (for students who are presenting at the Showcase) | 5–6:30 pm | 160 Mann Library

March 31 – Nomination Deadline for the George D. Levy Faculty Award, a $5,000 prize that recognizes a faculty member’s exemplary and sustained community-engaged projects. Learn more.

April 24 – The Showcase!


The annual Community Engagement Showcase celebrates outstanding local and global community-engaged projects. In addition to poster presentations and monetary awards, the event provides space for students, faculty, staff, and community partners to network and foster future connections. The Showcase informs participants about high quality, engaged programs at Cornell University; highlights the diversity of these programs; and inspires faculty, staff, and students to collaborate with one another as well as with the hosting organizations.

Co-sponsors: Office of Engagement Initiatives, Public Service Center (PSC), Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives (OADI), and Community Learning and Service Partnership (CLASP).

For more information, please contact the Office of Engagement Initiatives.