Providing service to the community is an important part of every Emmanuel student’s experience. It’s the core of our mission. Each year, our students volunteer countless hours of community service. The Annual Fund is an important part of helping us to continue and expand the work students are already doing locally, nationally and globally. We’d like you to meet three students who embody our community service commitment.
Volunteer. No... make that Super Volunteer.
Jillian, a senior, psychology major and Resident Assistant, spends quite a bit of her free time helping others. Each week, she is part of a group that brings together student volunteers and coordinates their efforts to help many local charities in and around Boston.
Whether it's cooking and serving meals at Rosie's Place or Saturday and Sunday Bread, or volunteering to support the community work of local churches, Jillian's efforts make a huge difference in the lives of people. Why does she do it? As an Emmanuel student, it's simply part of who she is.
Helping to give a whole new meaning to the term "Spring Break."
For Ryan, Spring Break is a time to get away, but not in the way you might expect. Ryan has spent his last three Spring Breaks traveling to places where people need help. He spent a week in Camden, New Jersey helping the poor. He visited Phoenix, Arizona to work with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, an organization dedicated to helping the homeless. He also traveled to Ecuador, which as a Spanish
major, he found doubly inspiring.
Whether he was sorting out truckloads, working in health clinics or serving meals in homeless shelters, Ryan made an impact on the people he helped. With the support of the Office of Campus Ministry, Ryan found that the difference he made in the lives of others transformed him.
Sociology major. Philosophy minor. Life changer.
In Meaghan's case, it wasn't about joining a student service group, but rather partnering with other students to create one. Today, she is in charge of recruiting student volunteers to do community service on the weekends. As a Resident Assistant and member of CASE (Campus Activities and Student Events), she is a student leader in extending the Emmanuel mission of service to others within our community and beyond.
As she prepares to study in India for the semester, volunteering is still at the forefront of her time. It is this core value that attracted her to study at Emmanuel. We are glad that these vibrant opportunities existed for Meaghan as she prepares for a lifetime of giving.
So many students volunteer their time.
Will you help us help them continue to do so?
The Annual Fund helps make community service opportunities possible at Emmanuel College. When you give to the Annual Fund you are not only investing in an Emmanuel student, you are investing in the welfare of others.