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I Make A Difference: National Jesuit Service 2014

Through meaningful service projects open to all Jesuit-educated alumni, graduates across the nation are engaged in shared service that demonstrates the life-changing and enduring power of a Jesuit education. This spring, alumni are invited to participate in community service projects sponsored by the following Jesuit colleges and universities (listed in alphabetical order). PLEASE NOTE: This list continues to grow! Send any new projects to AJCU's Director of Communications, Deanna Howes: dhowes@ajcunet.edu.

Canisius College, Saturday, April 12th: Join Canisius alumni, students and friends for Canisius Community Day to collaborate with and serve non-profit organizations in the city of Buffalo. Work varies from physical labor to serving food and being present to others in need.

Click here to register.

Creighton University, Saturday, April 12th: Join members of the Creighton community at Creighton University's annual Creighton Clean Up, sponsored by the Inter-Residence Hall Government; this widely-attended event provides an opportunity to give back to the community of Omaha, NE.

Click here to register.

Fairfield University, Saturday April 12th: Hunger Cleanup, Fairfield’s popular community service endeavor, will take place at locations throughout the Fairfield, CT area from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A large student-member board works all year to make this event the success it has come to be.

Click here to register.

Fordham University, Saturday, April 12thFordham University is participating in Spring New York Cares Day. A team of Jesuit-educated alumni along with students from Fordham's Law School will be painting, gardening, and cleaning up a park in either Manhattan or the Bronx. The official site location will be confirmed in advance of the event.

Click here to register.

Saturday, April 5th: Fordham University's Washington, D.C. alumni chapter is partnering with local Jesuit alumni chapters to volunteer at Kingman & Heritage Islands for an Earth Day clean-up, sponsored by the Anacostia Watershed Society in Washington, D.C.

Click here to register.

Georgetown University, Saturday, April 5th-6th: Georgetown University is sponsoring "Hoyas Give Baxa," an international day of service for alumni at eighteen locations across the world, including Los Angeles, CA, San Francisco, CA, Washington, DC, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Miami, FL, Tampa, FL, Atlanta, GA, Honolulu, HI, Boise, ID, Chicago, IL, Las Vegas, NV, New York, NY, Charlotte, NC, Portland, OR and Philadelphia, PA.

Click here to register.

Gonzaga University, Saturday, April 26th: Join the Gonzaga Seattle, WA Chapter for Rebuilding Together Seattle; alumni will repair the home of a low-income homeowner at no cost to the recipient. Projects are focused on those who are elderly, disabled, or toward families with children.

Click here to register.

John Carroll University, Saturday, April 26thThe Jesuit Day of Service is a spring service event in which JCU students, alumni, faculty, and staff partner with Saint Thomas Aquinas Elementary School, the Tri-Street Homeowners Association, St. Francis Elementary School, Fatima Family Center, Eliza Bryant Village, St. Adalbert School, and other area organizations in Cleveland, to lend a helping hand.

Click here to register.

Loyola Marymount University, Saturday, April 26thLoyola Marymount University is celebrating its sixth annual Alumni for Others National Day of Service in Los Angeles and other locations across the country: Chicago, IL; Honolulu, HI; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY (April 16); Orange County, CA;  Phoenix, AZ; Sacramento, CA; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; Santa Barbara, CA; Silicon Valley, CA (May 3); Washington DC.

Click here to register.

Loyola University Chicago, Saturday, March 29thLoyola University Chicago invites alumni in Los Angeles to participate in the LA Alumni Day of Service at the St. Francis Center in downtown LA. This unique experience will include preparing and serving a full meal for homeless families and individuals in under-served neighborhoods.

Click here to register.

Marquette University, Saturday, April 26th: Join members of the Marquette community in the 25th anniversary of the Marquette University Hunger Clean-Up. This event has grown to be Marquette’s largest day of service- bringing together approximately 1,500 individuals to volunteer with over 50 agencies each April.

Click here to register.

Regis University, Saturday, April 12thRegis University will host the 15th annual Regis University Easter Service Project on campus in Denver, CO. This Easter Basket collection collects Easter goodies for needy Denver-area Catholic children.

Click here to register.

Saint Joseph's University, Saturday, April 26th: Join members of the Saint Joseph's alumni network for the annual Saint Joseph's Global Community Day at community service sites across the world: Australia, California, Delaware, Georgia, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Tennessee and Washington, D.C.

Click here to register.

Seattle University, Saturday, April 26th: Seattle University is sponsoring a variety of service opportunities at seven different venues across Seattle: The Foodbank at St. Mary’s, St. Francis House, Alleycat Acres, Volunteer Chore Services, Nature Consortium, Recovery Café and St. James Cathedral Kitchen.

Click here to register.

University of Detroit Mercy, April 3rd and 10th: The University of Detroit Mercy is hosting service projects in the Detroit neighborhood of Brightmoor, and on a nearby urban farm.

Click here to register.

University of San Francisco, Saturday, April 12thThe University of San Francisco is hosting the annual April Action Day of Service at seven locations across the Bay Area: St. Ignatius Parish, VA Hospital, Mt. Sutro, Golden Gate Park, the Special Olympics, San Francisco Organizing Project and St. Vincent de Paul.

Click here to register.

University of Scranton, Saturday, March 22nd: Join alumni, friends, students and parents during the University of Scranton's Day of Service at community service sites in 16 different cities: Baltimore, MD; Allentown, PA; Brighton, MA; Madison, NJ; Bronx, NY; Staten Island, NY; Scranton, PA; San Francisco, CA; Camden, NJ; Media, PA; Philadelphia, PA; Los Angeles, CA; Washington, DC; Arlington, VA; Wilkes-Barre, PA (Sunday, March 23rd); Chicago, IL (Sunday, March 23rd).

Click here to register.

Wheeling Jesuit University, Sunday, May 4th: The West Virginia Area 1 Special Olympics return to WJU! Alumni, students and employees attend to help run events or pair up as a "buddy" to guide an athlete though the schedule. Registration is at 12:30pm in the McDonough Center and the Opening Ceremony is at 1pm.

Click here to register.

Xavier University, Saturday, March 29th: Join students, staff, faculty, and alumni to serve in local social service agencies in the greater Cincinnati area for Xavier's Community Action Day. Meet on the Xavier Yard by 9am on the 29th to sign-up; reflection and lunch to follow.

Click here to register.

Quote of the week

"The greater. The better. The elusive idea of personifying the Magis in everything we do lives at the core of a Jesuit education. When we work, we must work as hard as we can. When we plan, we plan boldly. When we dream, we dream big."
Edward Cullen, Co-Founder, Bridge-USA, Fordham University '09


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