This spring, Jesuit colleges and universities are hosting community service projects in their local communities for alumni to volunteer together. Through meaningful events open to all Jesuit-educated alumni, graduates across the nation will engage in shared service that demonstrates the life-changing and enduring power of a Jesuit education.

Below is a table featuring all activities taking place this spring, arranged chronologically (full descriptions follow the table). This list will continue to be updated over the next two months. Please contact AJCU's director of communications, Deanna Howes, with any questions:

Gonzaga U. Las Vegas, NV 3/5 Send mail
Loyola Marymount U. Los Angeles, CA 3/25 Register
Loyola U. Chicago Chicago, IL 4/1 Register
Rockhurst U. Kansas City, MO 4/1 Register
U. Detroit Mercy Detroit, MI 4/1* Register
U. Scranton Multiple Cities 4/1 Register
Boston College Multiple Cities 4/8, 4/29, 5/13** Register
Canisius Coll. Buffalo, NY 4/8 Send mail
Regis U. Denver, CO 4/8 Register
Fordham U. New York, NY 4/22 Register
Le Moyne College Syracuse, NY 4/22*** Register
DC Alumni Chapters Washington, DC 4/22, 4/29 Register
Fairfield U. Fairfield, CT 4/23 Register
Saint Peter's U. Jersey City, NJ 4/29 Register
Santa Clara U. San Jose, CA 4/29 Register

*The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law is also hosting a service day open to Jesuit alumni on Saturday, April 22nd (details below).
**Boston College is opening sites in Chicago, Los Angeles and Nashville to Jesuit alumni as part of its Global Day of Service.
***Le Moyne College is also hosting a service day open to Jesuit alumni in New York City on Wednesday, April 19th (details below).

Gonzaga University
Sunday, March 5: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

3 Square Food Bank
4190 N. Pecos Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89115

Jesuit alumni are invited to volunteer with Gonzaga alumni for a service project at 3 Square Food Bank in Las Vegas, NV during the West Coast Conference basketball tournament this spring. To register, please write to Drew Rieder:

Loyola Marymount University
Saturday, March 25: 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
1734 East 41st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90058

Volunteers will take part in the Food Drive Sort-A-Thon Project during the 2017 Alumni for Others LMU Day of Service project at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. This project involves sorting, labeling, and packaging food at the Food Bank to make sure that good food is going out to the community. Over 25,000 women with infants and children, as well as senior citizens in Los Angeles County will receive the food packages that volunteers assemble. Click here to register online.

Loyola University Chicago
Saturday, April 1: 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Northside Catholic Academy Middle School
7318 North Oakley Ave. Chicago, IL 60660

Volunteers will work with Northside Catholic Academy Middle School, a Big Shoulders Fund member, to beautify the school for the benefit of its students, teachers and staff. To prepare for a fun and meaningful day of service, please come dressed in comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes. All tools and supplies will be provided. Click here to register online.

Rockhurst University
Saturday, April 1: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Kansas City Jerusalem Farm
520 Garfield Ave. Kansas City, MO 64124

Come serve alongside fellow Jesuit alumni at Jerusalem Farm, a Catholic intentional community located in Kansas City, MO. From work in the gardens to minor-home-repair in the neighborhood, Jerusalem Farm's mission is to make itself available to the needs of the community. Click here to register online.

University of Detroit Mercy
Saturday, April 1: 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Various locations

Jesuit alumni are invited to join members of the University of Detroit Mercy community for a day of service at multiple sites across Detroit, MI including local parks and gardens, as well as Detroit Mercy's Campus Kitchen, which provides food for marginal populations including women seeking relief from domestic violence and people recovering from addiction. Click here to register online.

The Detroit Mercy School of Law’s Jesuit Day of Service will be held on Saturday, April 22, from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Their work will benefit the Pope Francis Warming Center at Saints Peter & Paul Jesuit Church immediately adjacent to the School of Law. For additional information, please contact Denise Hickey at

University of Scranton
Saturday, April 1: Various times, locations

The Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement at The University of Scranton invites all Jesuit alumni to celebrate the University's annual Day of Service on Saturday, April 1, 2017. On this day, the helping hands of the University community will stretch from the city of Scranton, PA and beyond as alumni, parents and students will gather in shared service that demonstrates the life-changing and enduring power of a Jesuit education. Click here for a full list of projects. For more information, or to register, please email Marge Gleason at

Boston College

Boston College's Global Days of Service program invites and unites the Boston College community - its alumni, parents and friends - to follow the call of St. Ignatius to transform the world through making a difference in the lives of others in the areas we live, work and play. This year's Global Days of Service program is taking place in the months of April and May. Alumni of Jesuit institutions who live in Chicago, Los Angeles and Nashville are invited to volunteer at three sites this spring:

Saturday, April 8: Chicago International Charter School (Chicago, IL): Click here to register online
Saturday, April 29: Los Angeles Regional Food Bank: Click here to register online

Saturday, May 13: Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee (Nashville, TN): Click here to register online

Once registered online, please email with your name, school, affiliation and graduation year, to let alumni relations staff know you plan to attend!

Canisius College
Saturday, April 8: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM (includes lunch)

This spring, Canisius students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends will spend Canisius College Community Day serving the needs of non-profit organizations in Buffalo, NY. Examples of service include preparing and serving meals at a soup kitchen; working with Habitat for Humanity; cleaning churches; and sorting donations for refugees. To register, please write to Joe Van Volkenburg:

Regis University
Saturday, April 8: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (first shift is from 10-12)

Regis University
Clarke Hall Atrium (Entrance 1) Northwest Denver Campus
3333 Regis Blvd. Denver, CO 80221

Alumni from Regis University and other Jesuit institutions, parents and friends are invited to join the Regis University Alumni Association’s 18th annual “Alumni for Others” Easter Basket Collection. In the ongoing mission to be “men and women in service of others,” the collection will benefit children of various Catholic grade schools and St. Ignatius Loyola Parish in Denver, CO. Each year their needs increase as school enrollment grows. Your generous support is needed to fulfill this wonderful annual tradition. Click here to register online.

Fordham University
Saturday, April 22: 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Ram Van Pick-Up Location: 113 W. 60th St. New York, NY 10023

A team of Jesuit school alumni will partner with New York Cares to participate in this spring's New York Cares Day. As part of this annual city-wide effort, teams around New York will work on projects in local parks, preparing these cherished public spaces for spring by clearing brush and leaves, repainting benches and buildings, and pulling weeds. Click here for more information and to register online.

Le Moyne College
Saturday, April 22: 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Various locations in Syracuse, NY

Le Moyne College invites all Jesuit alumni to celebrate the College’s annual day of service, “Dolphins Dive in to Serve,” on Saturday, April 22nd, from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM. The Le Moyne community will join together to serve those in need at various sites across Syracuse, NY. The day will conclude with lunch in the College's dining hall (located in the Campus Center). Transportation to volunteer sites will be provided by Le Moyne College and site locations will be confirmed in advance of the service day. Click here to register online.

There is an additional service opportunity for Jesuit alumni in the Greater New York Metropolitan Area on Wednesday, April 19th at The Dwelling Place (409 West 40th St. New York, NY 10018). Join Le Moyne alumnus Bill Buckley '75 to help serve a special dinner to residents of The Dwelling Place, a privately-funded transitional residence serving women from the Greater New York City Metropolitan Area who are experiencing homelessness. A limited number of volunteer positions are available. Click here to register online.

Jesuit Alumni Chapters of Washington, D.C.
Saturday, April 22 & Saturday, April 29: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Horace McKenna Center at Gonzaga College High School
19 I Street NW Washington, D.C. 20001

This spring, Washington, D.C.-area alumni of Jesuit colleges and universities are invited to participate in a community service project with the Campus Kitchens Project at Gonzaga College High School. Volunteers will prepare a meal for 63 local senior citizens and organize pantry closets inside of the Horace McKenna Center at Gonzaga. Volunteers will be able to choose which day they would like to come and help; please click here to sign up online. PLEASE NOTE: Due to space considerations, no more than 12 people will be able to volunteer each day.

Fairfield University
Sunday, April 23: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Fairfield University
1073 North Benson Rd. Fairfield, CT 06824

Alumni and their families are invited back to campus to join the Fairfield community for a special day of service benefiting the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. Volunteers will create no-sew fleece blankets that will be delivered to the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Ashford, CT and distributed to the campers upon their arrival this summer. This is a family-friendly activity! Stags and fellow Jesuit alumni of all ages are welcome to participate. Light refreshments will be served. Supplies will be provided, but please consider bringing your own scissors. For questions, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (203) 254-4280 or email Space is limited so register today; click here to register online.

Saint Peter's University
Saturday, April 29: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Gathering Site: Mac Mahon Student Center at Saint Peter's University
47 Glenwood Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306

Volunteers will gather in The Joseph A. Kelly Office of Campus Ministry in the Mac Mahon Student Center and will then be divided into groups to prepare meals in The Campus Kitchen at Saint Peter’s University, participate on a clean-up crew for the streets of the local community or help the homeless at St. Lucy’s Shelter. Click here to register online.

Santa Clara University
Saturday, April 29: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

E. Campbell Ave. & Gilman Ave., Campbell, CA 95008

Join alumni from Jesuit colleges and universities at the City of Campbell's Great American Litter Pickup in Campbell, CA (border of San Jose). Rain or shine, volunteers will meet at Campbell Park at 9:00 AM, then break into groups for various projects including a trail clean-up, planting trees, and spreading fibar on the playground. At noon, all volunteers are invited for lunch back at Campbell Park. Click here to register online.

Above: Alumni at Wolves on the Prowl 2016 (Photo by Loyola University New Orleans). Below: Alumni at Seattle University's Alumni Day of Service 2017 (Photo by Seattle University).