The Nittany Neighbors program created at Penn State New Kensington in response to the coronavirus pandemic is testament to the fact that, as campus director of student affairs Theresa Bonk said, "we are a family, and like any family, we take care of our own."
Kathy Durkin (left), Evan Yoder and Jaice Bright of Penn State New Kensington organize and wrap silverware at Knead Community Cafe in New Kensington. The volunteer project at the pay-what-you-can restaurant was part of the campus "Week of Service" events.
Jaice Bright, left, and Kathy Durkin carry a table from the basement of Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley's future shelter location in New Kensington. Bright and Durkin were part of a group of students who volunteered at the shelter during the campus "Week of Service" events.
Ian Callender (center), junior information sciences and technology major at Penn State New Kensington, joins residents of Seneca Place skilled nursing facility for Bingo. The service activity was one of seven service projects organized through the campus "Week of Service."
New Kensington students sweep the floors and clean tables at Knead Cafe, a pay-what-you-can restaurant in New Kensington. The volunteering was one of seven opportunities provided to students during the 2018 Week of Service at the campus.