Content with Institutions : Union College

UC LEAD (Union College Leadership Education and Development)

Union College just completed its first year as one of twenty-four higher education institutions participating in the Bonner Scholars Program. Although the college has provided opportunities for students to serve the community throughout most of its history, the partnership with the Bonner Foundation has granted increased excitement and new possibilities such as resources and sources for training, and direct financial support for low-income students. In an effort to expose students to the three-way connection between one s own personal values, beliefs and culture; the college s mission and vision; and the needs of the community, the college developed the UC…

Union-Schenectady Initiative (USI): revitalizing the surrounding neighborhoods

In October 1998, Union College announced the Union-Schenectady Initiative (USI), a broad-based plan to invest $10 million in a declining neighborhood to the west of campus. The Initiative is designed to revitalize the target neighborhood by offering homeownership incentives and by the development/enhancement of community resources. USI enhances the College s competitive position by expanding housing options for students, faculty and staff, and by beautifying the area surrounding the west border of campus. The Initiative is a partnership that strengthens the relationship between Union College and the City of Schenectady now and into the future. For the City, a Schenectady…