Community Impact Champions
UNH Public Service Fellowship Instills Passion To Give Back
For Patricia Oprea ’16, one of the biggest takeaways from her summer participating in the UNH President’s Public Service Fellowship program was a better understanding of the New Haven community.
For the last two months she has volunteered at CitySeed, a nonprofit that runs five farmers' markets in New Haven with the goal of increasing the community's access to local, healthy food. She assisted with the management of the farmers’ markets, promoted community events, created recipes and did cooking demonstrations.
“I now really feel as if New Haven is my home, not just a place where I attend school,” she said. “Through my service, I became connected to the people, and their struggles and successes are intertwined with my own." Continue...