The average monthly rent in New York is $2,801, 53% higher than San Francisco, the second most expensive city in the country. (Center for an Urban Future)

Sunnyside Community Services

Queens

Sunnyside Community Services (SCS) serves more than 9,000 children, youth, adults, and seniors in Western Queens each year. Their mission is to enrich the lives of residents by providing caring, quality services to meet their social, health, educational, and recreational needs and thereby strengthen this multicultural community.

GradBag Campaign

Did you know 89% of low-income first-generation students leave college within six years without a degree? The UNH Junior Board once again took up the challenge of helping kids beat the odds through their care package program. To support the program, the Junior Board raises more than $6,000 each year to pay for the contents of the care packages and shipping costs.

Recipients are sent support and encouragement with these packages as they study hard. Thanks to donors, including EmblemHealth, NYU, UPS, Trader Joe's, Aveda, and Clif Bar, the care packages are filled with items like water bottles, pens, gym bags, snacks, USB drives, gift certificates, and more - great for students away from home for the first time.

To learn more about the program, click here.
To donate to the Junior Board and support this project, click here.