|Sonia Sotomayor '79JD (L, top) will act as Honorary Chair of Day of Service, 2015. Mt. Vernon students from Holmes Elementary School (bottom) were hosts to Yale alumni who made career presentations at Day of Service, 2014. (Yale, YWAA photos)|
At home, YWAA will again coordinate activities for alumni and their friends and families in Westchester and will announce projects and service sites soon.
Last year, YWAA coordinators led four sites in the area. Volunteers spent the day cleaning and sprucing up a community garden in Scarsdale, spent a Friday discussing careers to students at a Mt. Vernon school, made a butterfly garden and cleaned up the entry at the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, and cleaned and performed administrative functions at an animal shelter in Briarcliff Manor. Volunteers included Westchester and other New York-area alumni, family members, others in the community and a handful of newly admitted students.