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The March 2019 WNY Service-Learning Coalition Conference on “Unlocking Impact: Keys to Successful Partnerships” at Hilbert College featured a panel called “Children’s Literature at Medaille College and Buffalo City Mission LEAP Program: A Service-Learning Partnership.”

The students in “Children’s Literature: From Ancient Myth to the Digital Age” at Medaille College work with Alice Villaseñor (Associate Professor of English), Andy Yeager (Library Director) and Lisa Kragbé (Medaille’s Assistant Director of Student Involvement) to research age-appropriate books to add to the materials used by LEAP (Literacy Enrichment Afterschool Program) at the Buffalo City Mission. Two education students — Maria Tasca and Tori Giuseppetti — joined Villaseñor, Yeager, Kragbé and Susan Muscato (Director of Education and Training at the Buffalo City Mission) to discuss the community-based learning partnership.

Medaille College was well-represented at this year’s conference by a contingent of faculty, staff and students. Medaille students Maria Tasca, Tori Giuseppetti and Amanda Hartman received student scholarships from the WNY Service-Learning Coalition to attend the full-day conference. Several faculty attendees (Vochita Mihai, Tim McCorry, Mary Beth Scumaci and Andy Yeager) also received WNY Service-Learning Coalition Scholarships and Medaille CBL Mini Grants to attend.

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