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: dhowes@ajcunet.edu.

HOST CITY DATE INFO
Gonzaga U. Las Vegas, NV Sun. March 5 Send mail
Loyola Marymount U. Los Angeles, CA Sun. March 25 Register
Loyola U. Chicago Chicago, IL Sat. April 1 Register
Rockhurst U. Kansas City, MO Sat. April 1 Register
U. Detroit Mercy Detroit, MI Sat. April 1* Register
U. Scranton Multiple Cities Sat. April 1 Register
Canisius Coll. Buffalo, NY Sat. April 8 Send mail
Regis U. Denver, CO Sat. April 8 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).

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: riederd@gonzaga.edu.

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 Primary Campus
6216 North Glenwood Ave. Chicago, IL 60660

Volunteers will work with Northside Catholic Academy Primary 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 hickeydp@udmercy.edu.

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 Margery.Gleason@scranton.edu.

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: vanvolkj@canisius.edu.

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.

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).