Our Benedictine tradition calls us to care for our community. Our students are engaged at a number of different local nonprofits throughout the year. Click here to see a list of all the organizations our students have served. Where are you being called to serve?
Every first and third Wednesday of the month we host a potluck dinner at Catholic Charities Hope House Transitional Housing. It is an opporunity to provide a meal for someone in need, and learn from the residents of Hope House. If you are intersted in being a part of our Hope House Dinners contact Carrie Ankeny, firstname.lastname@example.org
National service opportunities allow students to expand their commitment to service throughout the country. In the past, Benedictine students have worked at a mission parish with Native Americans in Wisconsin and built and repaired homes in Louisiana destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.National trips are offered during the winter, spring and summer break periods so that students do not have to miss class. More information about these trips can be found below.
The people of Sacred Heart Mission Parish and the surrounding community of Hopkins Park struggle with abject poverty. Benedictine University has partnering with the parish for years and for nearly a decade has sent students there to help make life a little easier for residents such as distributing food or helping residents with household chores.
During the holiday season, Campus Ministry sponsors a collection of various items to try and provide the people of Hopkins Park with presents they can enjoy. Students who participate in this trip gain a greater perspective on life and form bonds with the spirited and friendly people of Hopkins Park.
Baldwin is located on the west side of Michigan. Each May our Scholars students work on improving homes and visit with those in the community.
Misericordia is a 31-acre residential community serving individuals with developmental disabilities. It offers a wide variety of programs and currently serves more than 600 children and adults. To learn more about Misericordia’s mission, visit www.misericordia.com. Please contact Carrie Ankeny, email@example.com with any questions.
Join us March 16th - 20th as we serve our local community. Applications will be available in Decemeber. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Cost: $5 per day. Lunch and Transportation provided.
CRS Student Ambassadors serve to strengthen our relationship with the international humanitarian nonprofit organization Catholic Relief Services. They also educate the Benedictine community on global poverty and injustice, and advocate for the poor and marginalized.
Events organized on campus include Fair Trade sales and the Lenten Rice Bowl Feast Friday programs.
To learn more about CRS, visit www.crs.org.