The Hostos Student Leadership Academy is keeping busy this summer as members are volunteering their time, both on campus and in the surrounding communities.


As part of an ongoing effort to feed the hungry, SLA members made five visits to Part of the Solution Soup Kitchen. The group also volunteered at the New York Common Pantry and worked at BBQ event on July 23 at Queens College celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act.

Keeping with their commitment to beautifying the Bronx, SLA members also worked with the Bronx is Blooming organization for three days cleaning area parks. The group also painted a mural with the Groundswell Community Mural Project last week around 170th Street and 3rd Avenue. SLA members have been part of other similar mural projects for the past six years.

On campus, SLA members helped new students with orientations and helped with campus tours in July and August.

Four Hostos students, Denice Caba Santana, Lizayda Rodríguez, Jenny Moncion Peña, and Fatima Hernández earned Bronx Dominican Day Parade Scholarships. Students also had the opportunity to meet Congressman José E. Serrano.
Hostos SLA members helped tackle an important issue when they volunteered twice in July with the Hispanic Federation promoting the New York City Municipal ID program.

On June 22, 2015, eight Hostos students spoke at the Bronx Borough Board Hearing at Hostos that was attended by CUNY Chancellor James B. Milliken and Vice Chancellor and Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer Allan Dobrin.

About Hostos Community College
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College is an educational agent for change that has been transforming and improving the quality of life in the South Bronx and neighboring communities since 1968. It serves as a gateway to intellectual growth and socioeconomic mobility, as well as a point of departure for lifelong learning, success in professional careers, and transfer to advanced higher education programs. The College’s unique "Student Success Coaching Unit" provides students with individualized guidance and exemplifies its emphasis on student support services.
Named one of the top 10 finalists for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, Hostos offers 27 associate degree programs and two certificate programs that facilitate easy transfer to The City University of New York’s (CUNY) four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions. The College has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development that offers professional development courses and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. Hostos is part of CUNY, the nation’s leading urban public university, which serves more than 500,000 students at 24 colleges.