Rutgers University in Newark Launches “Public Service Day” – Oct. 7

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Mayor Cory Booker Jumpstarts the Day at the School of Public Affairs and Administration

The School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) at Rutgers University in Newark will celebrate its first annual “Public Service Day” on Thursday, October 7. The SPAA community – students, faculty and staff – will devote the entire day exploring the roles of public servants within the Newark community. The day will begin with inspiring words from Mayor Cory Booker. Immediately thereafter participants will heed the call of duty and blanket the city to engage in various volunteer projects of interest.


Public Service Day, an entire day devoted to volunteerism and community engagement throughout Newark


Students, faculty and staff of Rutgers University in Newark


Thursday, October 7, 2010

Public Service Day Schedule*

8:30 am – Continental breakfast

9:30 am – Mayor Cory Booker launches Comprehensive Volunteer Service Plan

10:30 am – Off-campus civic engagement begins (see attached list)

11 am – Community organization fair begins

12 pm – On-campus service project begins (see attached list)

3:30 pm – Closing remarks, raffle and reflections

*Subject to change


Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey

Center for Urban and Public Service

111 Washington Street

Paul Robeson Campus Center

350 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard – Essex Room West 231


School of Public Affairs and Administration

Cities of Service Office

City of Newark


For more information about the program and to register, visit  

Members of the media wishing to attend, please contact Rutgers University Office of Communications in Newark, 973-353-5262.


City Without Walls (paint city murals), 6 Crawford Street, 10:30 am-3 pm

Goodwill Rescue Mission (assist Development and Finance departments prepare for upcoming busy season with clerical help, data entry, and file maintenance), 79 University Avenue, 10:30 am-3 pm

In the Hands of a Woman Ministries (conduct inventory of donations), 79 University Avenue, 10:30 am-3 pm

Kids Corporation (paint the entire office), 6 Atlantic Street, 10 am-3 pm

Newark Now (paint 3 rooms), 48 No. Munn Avenue, 10 am-3 pm

Newark Symphony Hall (assist in manning a phone bank for community outreach), 1030 Broad Street, 10 am-3 pm

NJ Citizen Action (distribute leaflets about our 1-888-NJ GET WELL Consumer Health Helpline to our local city businesses in Newark), 10:30 am-3 pm

NJPIRG (students will attend weatherization workshops on Oct. 7, 2010 to prepare for community visits on October 16, 2010), Paul Robeson Center, 11 am-3 pm

Rutgers Against Hunger (students will assemble boxes, package donations and prepare for delivery to The Apostle House), Paul Robeson Center–Essex Room, 10-12 and 9 am-3 pm

Rutgers T.E.E.M Gateway AmeriCorps (sign-up to volunteer at non-profit agencies to teach class on a subject or talent they know a lot about), 10:30 am-3 pm

Samuel L. Berliner School of Personal Growth and Development (undergraduate students will assist various students during Language Arts Literacy period. The volunteers will read along with the students in small groups in order to improve their reading skills, complete assignments, and activities), 70 Montgomery Street, 8:35-9:35 am and 9:35-10:35 am

School of Public Affairs and Administration (assist SPAA staff with preparations of Public Service Day and greet representatives during Community Organization Fair), 111 Washington Street, 7 am-4 pm

SPARK Academy (prepare and organize new professional development room), 540 Orange Street, 10 am-3 pm

Urban League of Essex County (undergraduate students will read stories to children in Urban League pre-school classes. Children are 18 months – 4 yrs old), 504 Central Avenue, 9 am-3 pm

Urban League of Essex County (undergraduate students will share their college experiences with 6th, 7th, and 8th graders), 108 So. 9th Street, 10 am-2 pm

Urban League of Essex County (undergraduate students will share their college experiences with 6th, 7th, and 8th graders), 359 13th Avenue, 10 am-2 pm