Bloomfield College encourages and recognizes student academic excellence within and beyond the classroom. Community service is central to the educational experience of our students. From the onset of enrollment to graduation, our students discover that their active participation in community service affords them with opportunities to utilize their education, skills and talents to make profound differences in the lives of others. The support and assistance they provide to various local, national and international organizations, agencies, churches and schools represent the compassionate hearts of our students.
Agencies and Organizations where Bloomfield College students have volunteered their time and/or donated funds or resources:
- Abraham Clark High School
- AIDS Resource Foundation for Children
- American Cancer Society
- American Red Cross
- Barringer High School
- Bloomfield Public Library
- Canterbury Care and Rehabilitation Center
- The Christian & Missionary Alliance
- Dr. Martin Luther King Elementary School
- Elijah's Promise Soup Kitchen
- Elizabeth Presbyterian Day Care
- Embrace Kids Foundation
- Food Bank of NJ
- Footsteps for Families
- Gem Project Literacy Project
- Glenridge Ambulance Squad
- Habitat for Humanity
- Haines Home for Elderly
- Hyacinth AIDS Foundation
- Irvington High School
- Jersey Cares
- Jersey City Medical Center
- Kids Corner
- La Casa De Don Pedro
- Make a Wish Foundation
- Midnight Run, NYC
- Montclair Animal Shelter
- Neighbor to Neighbor Network
- New Jersey Peace Action
- Newark Bears Stadium
- Neward Rescue Mission
- Special Olympics, NY
- Parkview Manor
To enhance our commitment to student service learning, Student Affairs and CSLE has a part-time staff member serving as the Coordinator of Service Leadership and Diversity Initiatives. The College has also created a budget to financially support transportation and other expenses associated with students’ expenses to engage in community service activities. Another commitment to our service learning initiatives is the Students Engaging in Real Volunteer Experiences (SERVE) Program.
Students are expected to demonstrate proficiency in eight core competency areas which includes Community Orientation and Citizenship. This competency requirement represents an appreciation of communities and environments in all their diversity-local, national, and global and is connected to a sense of service, civic engagement, and social responsibility. The College is committed to its mission to prepare students to attain academic, personal and professional excellence in a multicultural and global society.
Service Learning & Community Service
Service Learning opportunities provided by the CSLE Office supports an environment for students to learn, develop, and grown through serving others locally, nationally and internationally. CSLE will foster and environment of service learning for students, student clubs and organizations and campus departments with the goal of engaging our students in activities that will foster interpersonal and professional development through service learning.
- The S.E.R.V.E. Program (Students Engaged in Real Volunteer Experiences) - provides students with various trips, events, and activities focused on community service.
- Community Service Hours - Students may record and track their community service hours through the CSLE Office and will be eligible for various awards for services performed.
- Community Service Database - CSLE provides students with a database of community service based organizations and activities that students may become involved with. CSLE will serve as a liaison between students and these organizations to foster greater relationships and involvement.