2018 Maribel Garcia Community Spirit Award Winner

Congratulations to Kelley Mark the recipient of the 2018 Maribel Garcia Community Spirit Award!

Kelley Mark '18, is a Human Development major in the College of Human Ecology. In her junior year, Kelley founded Knit With Care, with the idea of helping others through mindfulness. Since its founding, the mission has grown to encompass "others" which includes the Cornell and Ithaca community, reducing the feeling of loneliness on campus. Now, Knit With Care has hosted groups at Ellis Hollow Community Center, meetings with the Graduate Society of Women Engineers, weely meetings, and includes time at the Cancer Resource Center in Ithaca where they knit with clients helping reduce stress during a very challenging time.  The group is hoping to get cleared to start a group at the Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services and form a knitting group at a local prison.