Campus and Community Outreach Organizations

Hoping to give back to the community and do good across campus and beyond? Get to know our campus and community outreach organizations and click on any group name to connect with a representative via email. You can also contact us at osamp@emmanuel.edu to connect with the group of your choice!


Amnesty International
PresidentMary Pociask
Advisor: Kelli Connors
Amnesty International's mission is to teach justice for those across the world who are wrongfully accused or mistreated. These goals will be achieved through actions such as petition signing and letter writing, as well as raising money for specific groups who are in need of help.

Emmanuel College Community Outreach (ECCO)
PresidentLama Jaber
Advisor: Danielle Rose
ECCO works to promote social justice and service throughout the greater Boston community.

EC Dance Marathon (ECDM)
Director of Operations: Tabatha Schuessler
Advisors: Kelli Connors, Student Activities and Susan Aguiar, Academic Advising
Emmanuel College Dance Marathon is a part of the nation-wide Miracle Network Dance Marathon programs that raise money for local Children Miracle Network Hospitals. We raise funds for Boston Children's Hospital to improve research, child life, and family support and care.

Emmanuel College Programming Team (ECPT)
Director of Operations: Maria Palmieri
Advisors: Kelli Connors
The purpose of ECPT is to provide diverse and socially engaging events and activities that entertain and educate the entire Emmanuel College campus community.

Habitat for Humanity
PresidentBen Flynn
Advisor: Alissa Lynch
We partner with the Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston Affiliate to beautify the local community and offer a life-changing opportunity to those desperately needing housing assistance. We participate in builds throughout the year and fund raise to help provide assistance to those in need within our community.

MEDLIFE
PresidentHailey Whipple
AdvisorAna Otero
Our mission is to help families achieve greater freedom from the constraints of poverty and empower them to live healthier lives. We aim to achieve this goal by partnering with motivated individuals from the EC community.

Saints Giving Back
PresidentSamantha Lane
Advisor: Kelli Connors, Student Activities
We work to give back to our community by providing home-cooked meals and desserts for the patients of Boston Children's Hospital and their families while also learning to cook and bake.

Tight Knit
PresidentVandita Patel
Advisor: Dr. Diane Shea, Assoc. Dean of Nursing
Tight Knit is a community outreach club that hones in on the ability of our campus knitters and other yarn crafts to create much needed cold weather attire for local homeless shelters and hospital patients.




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