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Three Penn State students repair bicycles at the Sisters of St. Joseph Neighborhood Network bike warehouse.

Penn State campuses partner on MLK Day service projects

Students from six Penn State campuses, including Penn State Behrend, participated in public service projects in Erie on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. They repaired bicycles, ran bingo games and sorted clothes at a community shelter.
Three Penn State students repair bicycles at the Sisters of St. Joseph Neighborhood Network bike warehouse.

MLK Day bikes

Shannon Josefoski, right, cleans a bicycle at the Sisters of St. Joseph Neighborhood Network in Erie. Josefoski, a student at Penn State New Kensington, was one of 50 students who participated in Erie service projects on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Two Penn State Behrend students paint a hallway during a MLK Day service project.

MLK Day painters

Will Taylor, an Americorps VISTA intern at Penn State Behrend, and Ashlyn Kelly, a senior at the college, paint a hallway at the Lodge on Sass, a transitional housing shelter in Erie. A total of 50 Penn State students contributed to service projects in Erie on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Students bag meals for a community member.

Love is free

As part of new campus initiatives to combat clothing and food insecurities in the Pittsburgh region, Greater Allegheny campus has opened Free Store 15132 to provide community members with necessities at no cost. The store will be managed by students through volunteer work, providing them with valuable real-world experiences.

Free Store launches at Greater Allegheny

Penn State Greater Allegheny opens their doors to the McKeesport and surrounding communities with the launch of Free Store 15132. The Free Store will supply customers with necessities, such as food and clothing, free of charge. 

Students Pedro Escobar and Marcos Lopez collect a donation from Dash Phuyel in a can wrapped in a drawing of the Puerto Rican flag outside of Café Metro.

'Puerto Rico rises'

“Puerto Rico se levanta” is the phrase serving as inspiration as the island begins to rebuild, translating to “Puerto Rico rises.” Puerto Rican students at Greater Allegheny campus are spearheading a collection for Hurricane Maria victims.
 Greater Allegheny campus students reveal donation total at this year’s All That’s Jazz scholarship benefit on October 14th.

Greater Allegheny travels to the 1920s with 'All That’s Jazz'

Faculty, students, staff and honored guests enjoyed an evening of jazz, delicious food and investing in the futures of Greater Allegheny students at the 14th annual "All That’s Jazz" scholarship event.
Students clapping at Commencement

2017CommencementLehighValley

Graduating students at Penn State Lehigh Valley celebrate their accomplishments at commencement, which was held at ArtsQuest, Bethlehem.

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