Service Projects

For more information or to get involved in any of our programs, email engagesu@syr.edu or call 315.443.1254.

Crochet, Knit & Conversation

De-stress, have meaningful conversations, and make new friends– all while learning how to crochet or knit!

No experience is necessary and everyone is welcome to join in!  There will be a crochet and knitting instructor on hand to help and all materials are provided.

Empathy Matters

Empathy Matters focuses on fostering empathy and leadership among second grade students. Each student is paired with a college mentor for the semester, and throughout the program, team-building exercises and individual projects create a lasting bond. The program focuses on activities that build kindness, confidence, leadership, self-awareness and the awareness of others. Activities include role-playing, puppy therapy, art projects, and learning how to create comfortable environments of inclusion.

Young Scholars

Young Scholars supports the educational achievement of native-born and refugee youth and seeks to instill within them the belief that college is attainable. Syracuse University mentors meet weekly with students in small group environments to provide homework and educational assistance. Mentors are also involved in planning extracurricular activities and designing outings that connect students to campus and the Syracuse community. No experience is necessary—mentors need only come with patience and a desire to help students succeed!

Virtual Service Opportunities

Serving alongside our local and global communities is as important as ever during the COVID-19 pandemic. While adhering to social distancing and other policies set forth by health officials and civic leaders, the Office of Engagement Programs at Hendricks Chapel seeks to connect students with available service opportunities in their area. For example, current service opportunities during the COVID-19 pandemic may include:

  • Language Translation
  • Website Editing
  • Social Research
  • Creating Education Videos for Children
  • Graphic Design
  • Fundraising
  • Survey Implementation
  • Grant Proposals for local organizations

For those interested in community service, please complete the brief contact form, and a member of the of Engagement Programs will be in contact with additional information.”