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Highlights from the Back On My Feet Gala! Such a wonderful organization & valued partnership! 👟 #bomf
Meet CPC Maura! Maura serves at Dream Camp on Monday nights, she spends her time with vibrant, energetic children.

May Maura remind us the value in support, energy, and hope. She carries this warmth each week at service. This light is essential at service and in life.
Our Weekly Service program has a developed strong relationship with our neighbors at Gompers through working directly with students in the classroom, during afterschool programs, as well as other university programs like Boo Crew. One of our Gompers CPCs, Caitlin Gallagher, expressed her passion for her site because she gets the opportunity to facilitate our SJU community partnership and form relationships with neighborhood students. “Service and educational opportunity starts close to home- just a 3 minute walk from Saint Joes.” May Caitlin remind us the value of relationship building and kinship in our communities.
Meet our next volunteer spotlight, Gabby Spadaro! Gabby is an Autism Behavioral Studies major and serves at the Special Olympics! 
This semester, Gabby’s Wednesday nights at the Special Olympics have been vibrant. Her buddy she plays with each week is “cute and always laughing”. His mother shared how he has been trying to say “Gabby.” This moment is a milestone as he has limited speech. Gabby rejoices in how service is about building relationships. Her passion for her Community Partner is due to her love and care for individuals with special needs. 
May Gabby remind us service is about mutuality; in energy, in trial, and in presence.
Check out our community partner @parrecycleworks & SJU volunteers! Thankful for this great partnership in service! #GivingGratitude
Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Sam Henry! 
Sam is a senior communications major serving at The Welcome Center for her second semester. She serves with a light of compassion and honesty. Every Thursday night, she teaches english speaking classes to immigrants. The classes are “such a small part of their lives” for both Sam and those she serves. This atmosphere is sacred and significant for building relationships. Through her time at service, Sam has found herself gaining passion bit by bit. She remarked how The Welcome Center truly “lives up to its name,” as it welcomes all with love.
May Sam remind us the value to return, to extend our capabilities, and to welcome.
Join us Wednesday, October 17 in Cardinal Foley to celebrate 10 years of the John P. McNulty Scholars Program!
The Looking into the Midterms Event is this Friday at 5:00pm. It is not a presentation or lecture, rather a discussion and interactive research process where we can all discover together what this election is about, who wants to represent us and how our community partners are being affected by our votes! ALL are welcome to attend!
Volunteers - Join us tonight @ 9PM in the Mandeville Teletoruim to find out your service site placement and learn more from your CPCs!! We can’t wait to see you there!!!
Thank you to our CPCs for a great retreat focused on building relationships with one another and the community around us. || COME MEET THESE AWESOME PEOPLE TONIGHT @ 7pm in Dolye Banquet Hall South to learn more about our various sites ••• first priority of service placement is given to volunteers that attend tonight - see you there!!
Kickoff & BBQ are TODAY during free period on Wolfington Lawn! Stop by to explore service options & enjoy a free lunch! See you there!