Project SHINE

Project SHINE




Project SHINE at UC

Project SHINE - Central New York 

Students Helping In the

Naturalization of Elders


News and Notes

Orientation - January 26, 2011!!!
Faculty Center room 101 - 1pm-3pm

If anyone is interested in Project SHINE please click the link below for information on how to get involved.


If you have any further questions about getting involved do not hesitate to contact us by email at or stop by our office White Hall 236.



Project SHINE would like to send a big thank you to all the Project SHINE Coaches, community partners, and faculty for making the Spring 2010 semester a success.  Utica College sent 20 coaches into the field.   SHINE staff is in the office and is available to answer e-mail questions.   If any students, faculty, or student groups are interested in participating in Project SHINE during the Spring semester please send us an e-mail at  We look forward to hearing from you.



*The Mohawk Valley Refugee Center will be processing and resetteling over 200 refugees from the country of Burma (Myanmar).  Check out the SHINE bullentin board for more information on Burma and the refugee population.* (You can also visit for more information.)

If you have further questions regarding Project SHINE stop by and visit!  (Room 236 Miller White Hall) 

What we are…

Project SHINESHINE stands for "Students Helping in the Naturalization of Elders." It is a national service-learning initiative currently existing at 19 colleges and universities in 9 cities across the U.S. SHINE builds partnerships among colleges, universities and community-based organizations to benefit older immigrants, refugees and college students, who participate through a service-learning class, Federal Work Study, or as volunteers.


What we do…


Project SHINESHINE links college students with older refugees and immigrants (50 and older) seeking to learn English and navigate the complex path to U.S. citizenship. In community centers, temples, churches, senior housing and classrooms, students coach or tutor elders in English, helping them become more actively engaged in their communities and teaching the U.S. history and civics needed to pass the citizenship exam.

Here in Central New York, Utica College and Hamilton College partner with the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees (MVRCR), the BOCES Utica Access Site, Matt Apartments and the Mohawk Valley Latino Association (MVLA).


Get Involved <Click "Get Involved" for more information


Project SHINEContact Utica College Project SHINE

Darlene Heian
(315) 792-3309

Student Administrators
Kimberly Perth
Meagan Manuele
Room 236 Miller White Hall
SHINE LINE (315) 223-2550


Contact Us

Darlene Heian (Coordinator)

Darlene Heian (Coordinator)

Kimberly Perth (Student Admin)
Meagan Manuele (Student Admin)

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