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“We plant the seeds that will one day grow. We water seeds already planted, knowing that they hold future promise.”
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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!
Get excited for service! Here are some key dates to remember! See you at the kickoffs!
The new Weekly Service Peer Ministers, as a part of their training this weekend, and dedicated others including some Alum, rallied together at Logan Circle to demonstrate the connection between faith and social justice which all comes together through @sjucampusministry along with #IgnatianFamily #StopBerks #CampaignForHospitality #Juntos #EndFamilyDetention and #KeepFamiliesTogether
This week's service spotlight is junior, Erin Morrissey!
"For the past two years, I have served at GESU School in Philadelphia, assisting with their afterschool program with the pre-k and kindergarten students. I have always loved working with children, and I look forward to going each week and seeing the children who I have been able to watch grow from week to week. For me, community means having people around you who are there to lift you up and bring the best out of you through constant support and willingness to step up in being there for you and others. While at GESU, I have been able to experience their unique community through the relationships I have built with the students. When I walk through the classroom door and see the girls get up to run and give me a hug, my heart is always filled with such joy, and it reminds me of the importance of showing up and being there for them when they need support or a helping hand."
Come out and support one of our beloved service sites, Oliver Baptist Church, tomorrow at 5PM!! Laps for Learning will be hosting a “walk-a-thon” event at Huntington Park. If the park is not in your backyard, you could also donate to the GoFundMe page to sponsor a child! Don’t miss this awesome event!
https://www.gofundme.com/Olivet-L4L2018
a HUGE thanks to our volunteers, CPCs, peer ministers, campus ministry, but most importantly our community partners for it wouldn’t be possible to have these amazing relationships that allows us to live our schools mission to the fullest! The Gathering of Gratitude lunch was a beautiful meeting of our service community. We are so grateful and appreciative of all the speakers and their beautiful words shared!💚💚💚