Each year, Pace University students, faculty, and staff contribute over 85,000 hours of service to their local and global communities through volunteering, service-learning (Civic Engagement and Public Values courses), advocacy, activism, and non-profit internships. Pace’s commitment to service and civic engagement has earned recognition through the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, and Project Pericles.

The Center for Community Action and Research would like to thank ALL of the members of the Pace community who have participated in events with us this year, and to recognize those who have gone above and beyond to attend multiple events, co-sponsor opportunities, host CCAR volunteers, and more.

2016-2017 CCAR Student Staff

Center for Community Action and Research student staff members are an integral part of the office, working 10-15 hours per week helping to plan and administer programs with the CCAR.

New York City

Cesar Ballesteros
Student Outreach & New Media Projects Coordinator
David Lê (Spring)
Student Volunteer & Advocacy Projects Coordinator
Nelli Agbulos
Graduate Assistant
Carina Draper
Vote Everywhere Ambassador
Ariella Riapos
Vote Everywhere Ambassador


Anna Magnante
Student Program Coordinator
Timothy Martinez 
Student Program Coordinator
Natalie Holguin
Student Program Coordinator
Sarah Blanco
Marketing Intern
 Yesim Ekici
Marketing Intern
Paula Castleblanco
Research Assistant

2016-2017 Student Leaders in Service

Cesar Ballesteros
Partners: Harlem Grown & Friends of St. Mary’s
David Lê
Partner: New Roots Community Farm
Isabella Lupo
Partners: Hamilton Madison House, City Harvest
Shoma Nath (Spring)
Partner: Earth Matter NY
Sammy Hickman (Spring)
Partner: Kubemas
Wilson Lauture (Fall)
Partner: Earth Matter NY
Joe Colella Austin Napoleon (Fall)


These Pace students attended at least two service, education, and/or advocacy events with the CCAR this year, demonstrating an ongoing commitment to service and civic engagement.

If you have participated in two or more events with the CCAR in the 2016-2017 academic year and have not been added to this list, please email CCARNY@pace.edu to be included!

Cristian Abbrancati
Alexander Agbulos
Nelli Agbulos
Lee Allen
Andrew Aristy
Cesar Ballesteros
Rachel Bardillo
Natalie Bevilacqua
Chris Budesa
Sabrina Cordova
Ali Dorsett
Carina Draper
Robin DuPasquier
Keyshana Dupuy
Yesim Ekici
Marissa Esposito
Raziyah Eure
Claudia Garcia
Luis Guzman
Victoria Gonzalez
Brittany Headlam
Natalie Hernandez
Samantha Hickman
Duke Huang
Linda Hung
Jonelle James
Ciara Kane
Deanna Koski
Rowan Lanning
David Le
Jiahui Liu
Jetzsia Lopez
Kendra Lowe
Isabella Lupo
Rieanna McPhie
Austin Napoleon
Shoma Nath
Sabrina Oliveto
Elizabeth Rankey
Dormaris Rapsac
Aleena Raza
Ariella Riapos
Karina Roca
Emerald Rodruigez
Alex Rodriguez
Nnonyem Sappleton
Mattie Scheller
Alec Seccofico
David Sharif
Grace Silas
Larissa Szilagyi
Chan Thai
Madeline Walsh
Ellery Whaley


We’d like to thank and recognize all of the wonderful departments, offices, student groups, and community organizations we’ve worked with this year!

Student Groups
A-Z Campaign
Alpha Chi Rho
Beta Alpha Psi
Black Student Union
Christian Fellowship at Pace
Generation Citizen
Latino Student Organization (LASO)
Lavender Ladies
NRHH (National Residence Hall Association)
Setter’s Leadership House
Student Government Association
Social Justice League
Queer Society
Women’s Political CaucusCommunity Organizations
Ambient Noise
The Andrew Goodman Foundation
Earth Matter NY
Epilepsy Foundation of Metropolitan New York
Food and Water Watch
Food Bank for Westchester
Friends of Rockaway/SBP
Hamilton Madison House
New Roots Community Farm
New York Cares
New York Common Pantry
Read Ahead
Rockefeller State Park
Successful Learning Center
Volunteer! New York
Westchester Land Trust
Pace Departments/Offices
Anthropology Department
Art Department
Career Services
Center for Academic Excellence
Center for Ethical Thinking
Center for Unity and Equality
Counseling Center
Dean for Students Office
Dyson College Center for the Arts, Society and Ecology
Dyson College Institute for Sustainability and the Environment
English Language Institute
Environmental Center
Environmental Studies and Science Department
First Year Programs/UNV101
Gotham House
Government and Community Relations
LGBTQA and Social Justice Center
Office for Student Success
Office of Multicultural Affairs
Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Programs
Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies
Peace and Justice Studies Department
Political Science Department
Residential Life (NYC & PLV)
Undergraduate Admissions Office
Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship
Women’s Leadership Initiative

Volunteer & Activist Spotlights

Alternative Spring Break Participants

These 15 students from both the NYC and PLV campuses dedicated more than 15 hours of service each during their spring break to help rebuild homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy, as well as participating in discussions, writing blog post reflections, meeting with community members, and writing letters to elected officials.

Ashley Alahakoon
Sabrina Cordova
Sandra Garcia
Sophia Guo
Christian Halstead
Duke Huang
Danielle Layton
Kendra Lowe
Isabella Lupo
Jamara Myers
Joseph Pacifico
Priscella Shek
Daniel Tapia
Marla Texeira
Cora Thomas

FACES Students

Fall 2016
Matthew Champagne
Danyelle Lepardo
Marrina Gallant
Rachael Pepper
Celene Ennia
Anna Magnate
James Wehr
Tiffany Luu
Spring 2017
Nelli Agbulos
Julian Gidron
Isabella Lupo
Carina Draper
Cesar Ballesteros
Shoma Nath
Timothy Martinez
Leonora Berisha
Anna Magnante
Antonietta Dalia

#EverydayActivismChallenge Participants

Nelli Agbulos
Cesar Ballesteros
Daniel Botting
Sammy Hickman
Tyler Kalahar
Ashley Kuenneke
David Le
Isabella Lupo
Dr. Susan Maxam
Samantha Mayrose
Alexandria Meister
Dr. Mary Ann Murphy
Shoma Nath
Heather Novak
Ariella Riapos

Join Us Next Year!

Want to get involved this Fall? Be sure to follow us on Facebook (NYC/PLV), Twitter (NYC/PLV), and Instagram (NYC/PLV), and sign up for our newsletter to get all the latest updates. If you are interested in co-sponsoring an event with us, email CCARNY@pace.edu (NYC) or CCARPLV@pace.edu (PLV).