For over a decade, Pace University has partnered with numerous AHRC New York City programs in its biannual service learning projects. Led by Dr. James Lawler, each student in the class is paired with an AHRC NYC partner as they work together to create a custom website highlighting his/her talents, skills, and interests.

I was contacted by AHRC NYC Board Member Marilyn Jaffe-Ruiz in 2005 to help Darinka Vlahek; she [Marilyn] was (and is) my advocate for community service with disadvantaged populations, supported by Pace University,” said Dr. Lawler. “I began the community engagement curricular and extra-curricular programs for AHRC NYC beginning with Adult Day Services,” he continued, adding that the project has since expanded to multiple AHRC NYC departments and facilities, including Employment and Business Services and AHRC Middle/High School. To date, 1,028 Pace students have worked with people from AHRC NYC programs, according to Dr. Lawler.

Learning Together

Will Peters and his student partner Nabila Musharraf created a website focused on Will’s acting aspirations. It includes his resume, photographs of his performances, past acting roles, original scripts, and upcoming roles. “The project was very productive and I got what I wanted