University of Scranton Students Participate in Service Trips During Spring Break

03/14/17

During spring break, 45 University of Scranton students will participate in six domestic service trips organized by Campus Ministries’ Center for Service and Social Justice.

Students will volunteer at the McKenna Center in Washington, D.C., a daytime drop-in center for homeless men, at which students volunteer at food pantries and soup kitchens. Students will also volunteer at Francis Corps, Syracuse, New York, a Roman Catholic faith-based program, which provides after school programs, refugee resettlement programs and a food pantry, among other services. Students will volunteer in Santa Clara, California, at programs organized through the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, including homeless outreach programs and afterschool activities with children. Students will volunteer with the Christian Appalachian Project Workfest to repair substandard housing and build new homes for low-income families in Eastern Kentucky. Students will also travel to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to serve at St. Bernard Project, a New Orleans-based nonprofit that serves low to moderate income families, to repair and rebuild homes recently devastated by flooding there. Students going to Baton Rouge will also volunteer with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps at the West End House Boys and Girls Club, which serves at-risk youth through after-school programs, among other populations. Students will volunteer at St. Michaels Association for Special Education in St. Michaels, Arizona, to assist children and adults with development disabilities in the classroom setting.

The following students participated at the locations listed:

Washington, D.C.

Aylin Aguilar  
Morgan Caselli
Courtney Hayashi      
Eva Hendrickson        
Sarah Morrill
Isabella Olimpo
JeanMarie Villata

Syracuse, New York

Colleen Boyle
Julia Decker
Meighan Hannon
Marie MacTigue
Jennifer Quiceno
Brianna Stein
Krista Ziegler

Santa Clara, California

Megan Barr
Samantha Fortino
Katherine Manna
Caitlyn McIntyre
Alexandra Turner
Maeve Potter

Eastern Kentucky

Sean Cleary
Joseph Dittmar
Michael Dombrowski
Maura McGowan
Geoffrey Morton
Sara Myers
Meghan Pratt
Rachel Webb

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Briana Abrams
Katherine Allen
Patrick Barney
Patrick Budicini
Patrick Chapman
Justyn Choc
Maryellen Crain
Kathryn Donnelly
Shannon Treharne
Dillon Vita

St. Michaels, Arizona

Caitlin Brosnan
Erin Ciarrocca
Emily Errickson
Anna Giannantonio
Rachel Haber
Emily Lang
Meghan Logan


Press Release Contact:
Stan Zygmunt
Director of News & Media Relations
The University of Scranton
(570)-941-7662