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SPC freshmen participate in first annual service project

Jersey City:  On September 8, 2007 thirty three members of the class of 2011 made a huge difference in Hudson County at the First Annual Freshman Service Day along with student leaders, faculty, staff, and administrators.

 

Participants were split into groups to spend time in service activities at four local organizations: the Hoboken Shelter, a homeless shelter and soup kitchen for men, women and children; the Jubilee Center, a non-for-profit after school care program for underprivileged children; Resurrection Parish, a Jersey City Church; and Habitat for Humanity, which promotes home ownership with volunteers building houses in partnership with Hudson County residents in need of adequate housing. Together teams cleaned the shelter, organized the center, weeded and planted flowers at the church, and canvassed Jersey City to tell the community about the upcoming Habitat for Humanity Walk-a-thon.

 

Beatriz Bruna, the College’s Director of Community Service and Service Learning, acknowledged the work of the teams: “the volunteers made a big difference in the community by going out and getting their hands dirty!!:

 

Saint Peter’s College is the Jesuit College of New Jersey. Founded in 1872, Saint Peter’s has an enrollment of approximately 3,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. The main campus is located in Jersey City. The College has a branch campus for adults in Englewood Cliffs and also offers courses at various corporate sites at the Jersey City waterfront and in South Amboy. 

 

Contact: Beatriz Bruna                    

Contact email: bbruna@spc.edu

 

 

 

 

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