Albert Cyprys has long been active in community service. He has volunteered his time to New York City soup kitchens and senior centers.
Albert Cyprys performed several different functions as a soup kitchen volunteer. On the morning shift, his duties included helping to prepare meals, setting up the room for service, and serving a breakfast of pastries, coffee and fruit to the facilities early arriving guests. For its afternoon shift, his duties included greeting guests, serving food, cleaning off tables, dishwashing, and general cleaning up. Whenever he arrived for a volunteer shift, Albert Cyprys was assigned to work alongside one of the soup kitchen’s many experienced volunteers, who provided him with directions and answered all of his questions.
In some ways, the experience was an eye-opener for Albert Cyprys. New York City has a poverty rate that is in the area of twenty percent. Many of the New York residents who live in poverty work one or two jobs, in some cases full-time jobs. A full time position may not always be enough for them to continue to support their families. The realization that poverty can affect anyone made a deep impression on Albert Cyprys.
Albert Cyprys lives in New York, and is a student at Fairfield University in Connecticut. He is majoring in Accounting, and is a member of the Accounting Club, and the Beta Alpha Psi Accounting Honor Society. In his free time, Albert Cyprys enjoys playing soccer. When he is in New York, he says that he likes to get around town on his skateboard.