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I Make A Difference: National Jesuit Service 2015

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:

Creighton University, Saturday, April 11: Creighton University in Omaha, NE will partner with the Hunger Collaborative for the National Jesuit Alumni Service Initiative. A collaboration of Omaha’s major food pantries committed to sustainable solutions combating hunger, the Hunger Collaborative brings together Heart Ministry Center, Heartland Hope Mission, Together Inc., and Food Bank for the Heartland.  

Registration TBD.

Fairfield University, Saturday, April 18th: Join Fairfield University alumni, students, and staff for the 27th Annual Hunger Cleanup. Volunteers will be assigned to sites in Fairfield, CT and neighboring towns to do such jobs as spring cleaning, yard work, painting, etc.

Click here to register.

Le Moyne College, Saturday, April 18th: Join members of the Le Moyne College community for “Dolphins Dive into Service,” a campus-wide service event organized by the Le Moyne College Office of Campus Ministry. Participants will meet at 8:30 AM to serve those in need at various sites throughout the Syracuse community and end the day with a luncheon on campus. Site locations will be confirmed in advance of the event. In addition, service events will be hosted by Le Moyne alumni in the Boston area on Thursday, May 14th and in the Atlanta area on Saturday, April 18th.

Click here to register.

Regis University, Saturday, March 28thRegis University will host the 16th 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 25th: Saint Joseph's University will host the annual Global Community Day. Each year, alumni, faculty, staff, parents, students, and friends gather together as men and women with and for others for a day of service. It is an opportunity to give back while connecting with the SJU community.

Click here to register.

Saint Peter's University, Various Dates: A robust calendar of community service events has been developed by the Office of Campus Ministry to offer Saint Peter's University alumni and members of the University community (including Jesuit alumni) an opportunity to give back with time and talent throughout the spring.

Click here to register.

Seattle University, Saturday, April 25: Join members of the Seattle University community for a day of service at various sites across Seattle, WA. Stay tuned for more information!

Click here for more information.

Quote of the week

"One of the key phrases capturing the charism of Ignatian spirituality is “to love and serve in all things.” Here lies the key to Jesuit higher education in the 21st century. For a Jesuit university should ask more of its students by challenging them to make Ignatius’ charge—his notion of service—their own."
Rev. Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., President, University of Scranton

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AJCU Federal Relations Network is the lobbying arm of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities and comprised of at least one representative from each one of the twenty-eight Jesuit Colleges and Universities. The Network is kept up to date on an on-going basis by the Vice President for Federal Relations on all issues relating to Appropriations, budget, higher education authorization issues and taxes. The Network meets annually in September for a Legislative Conference and also participates in the Annual Committee for Education Funding Legislative Conference and Awards Dinner.
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The 35+ Conferences sponsored by the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) are affinity groups within the AJCU Network. The Conferences provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, information and best practices; support the professional development of their members; and present opportunities for AJCU representatives to discuss opportunities and challenges in Jesuit higher education. Most of the AJCU Conference groups meet in person at least once a year, and many of them communicate regularly through an AJCU listserv.
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