Since 2001, the College of Human Ecology has been very pleased to be the home of the Iscol Family Program for Leadership Development in Public Service. Established with the generosity and foresight of Jill and Ken Iscol, this program is intended to give undergraduate students inspiration and direction in translating their knowledge, idealism, and optimism into concrete action to build better communities for families and children.
Across the University and in the College of Human Ecology, there is a deep and longstanding interest in community development related to families and children. The Iscol program brings individuals to campus that embody the intelligence, energy, sacrifice, and commitment it takes to successfully impact society and supports Cornell students in meaningful summer internships in public service. More...
DATE: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
TIME: 7:30 pm
LOCATION: G10 Biotech Building
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