Covenant House Volunteer Program
Monday, November 14 | 3:30 to 4:15pm | Geddes Hall Coffeehouse
Kevin Ryan, President and CEO of this international nonprofit, will discuss Faith Community, Covenant House's one year service program.
Find out more about Covenant House's Faith Community, their full-time volunteer program. Service takes place in one of their shelter sites, where members work 40 hours a week helping at-risk youth get back on a healthy life path. Members are supported in this ministry by the community they live with: 3- 5 other volunteers, in a home provided by the program, where prayer and spirituality are a big part of their daily lives. Faith Community members currently serve in Anchorage, Atlanta, Atlantic City, New York City, and now Chicago.
Want to learn more?
Visit their website at www.covenanthousefaithcommunity.org or contact Coordinator Carrie England at faithmail@CovenantHouse.org or at (212) 727-4149.
Summer Service Opportunities
The Center for Social Concerns offers summer internships through its International Summer Service Learning Program (ISSLP) and its national Summer Service Learning Program (SSLP), 3 credit theology courses with an 8-week immersion experience geared to help people in need. Three April class sessions are followed by an 8 week internship (includes reading/writing component) with follow-up in the fall. Applications for international internships are accepted/approved on a rolling basis between mid-September to early November. Applications for national internships are accepted/approved on a rolling basis between mid-November and mid-February. Includes a stipend. Scholarships available.
Social Enterprise and Microfinance internships are also available to sophomores and juniors in the College of Business, or students who have completed relevant social enterprise or micro finance courses.
Post-Graduate Service Opportunities
This just in from SAGA Innovations: "Want to do something meaningful for a year? Interested in exploring a career in non-profits or education policy, or simply are passionate about social justice? SAGA offers full-time, in-school, professional math tutoring in some of the lowest performing public schools across the nation. Each Tutor works with two students at a time for each period of the school day, and will have a personal caseload of no more than 14 students for the entire school year. They drive student achievement by providing individualized instruction, and by building personal and meaningful relationships with students and their families." Learn more.
Numerous opportunities are also available, from alternative teacher training to international missions to justice programs. For more information, contact the Center for Social Concerns, Also visit the Catholic Volunteer Network for its directory of full-time, fiath-based volunteer opportunities.