Service to Others:
Adopt-A-Grandparent at Meadows Nursing Facility and Mercy Center: Students visit and provide a social gathering for senior citizens at the Meadows Nursing Facility.
Blue Chip Farm: Blue Chip Farm is a non-profit, no kill animal shelter in Dallas, Pa. Coordinators for this ministry are responsible to bring students once a month or more to volunteer. Students will be engaged in helping with any physical tasks they may need such as: outdoor work; cleaning cages; walking; grooming; and feeding animals.
College Kids for Boys and Girls: Students sponsor activities for pre-teens from a low income housing project in Wilkes-Barre.
College Kids/Girl Power: Weekly visits to the McGlynn Learning Center provide opportunities for our students to interact and run groups and programs with pre-teen girls.
Habitat for Humanity: This service project allows students the opportunity to help build homes for low income families with local Habitat chapters.
Hospitality Ministry: Bagels and orange juice are provided to the Campus Community once a month on Bagel Wednesday.
International Service Experience: Opportunities are offered to participate in a service learning course during winter break or in the summer. Winter break course is Theology of the Church taking place in Jamaica. Summer course is Theology and the Human Experience taking place in Guyana. (Both courses require class time prior to the service trip and there is an application process for these trips.) Peru trip is offered every other year for non-credit international service experience.
Kids on Campus/Women with Children Program: Once a week students plan creative activities and games here on campus with the children from our Women with Children Program.
Mercy Services: Students work with low income children in Wilkes-Barre by providing social, recreational and educational programs.
Spring Break Service Trips: Students raise funds and spend a week doing service during their spring break with the rural and urban poor and also working with Habitat for Humanity.
Social Justice Education: Our Social Justice Committee raises awareness; invites speakers; has educational tables; and invites discussion around:
--Global Issues, Hunger and Homelessness, Sweat Shops, Environment, Care for the Earth, Immigration, and Death Penalty
Soup Kitchen: Students assist at the St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen in Wilkes-Barre PA, by serving meals or working in the clothing bank.