Service & Outreach

Acting on the desire to make the world a better place is an intrinsic element of the Stonehill experience. Thanks to our Congregation of Holy Cross foundation, community service is rooted in our mission.

Our students are the kinds of people who get out there and make a difference. They’re in it for the experience, the people and because it’s the right thing to do. They provide nearly 100,000 hours of community service every year; building leadership skills, broadening their understanding of diversity and developing a keener sense of justice.

Whether it’s helping out at a local nursing home, participating in the Relay for Life, or building houses in Nicaragua, our students are constantly finding new and inventive ways to change the world.

Alternative Spring Break

H.O.P.E. (Honoring our neighbor, Organizing for justice, Practicing peace, Encountering God) is Stonehill’s alternative spring break program. H.O.P.E. volunteers spend their week-long spring break engaging in immersive community service experiences around the world.

Community-Based Learning

Community engagement is built right into the fabric of many courses offered at Stonehill. The Office of Community-Based Learning provides faculty and students opportunities and resources to work together with a variety of community partners.

The Farm at Stonehill

The Farm at Stonehill was founded in 2011 with two goals in mind: first, provide fresh, nutritious, locally grown food to local food pantries and families in need. Second, provide students with the opportunity to actively engage in food justice issues in neighboring communities.

Community Service

Into the Streets (ITS) is a student-led community service program that invites the entire Stonehill family to go beyond the walls of our campus and into our local community. Into the Streets offers meaningful service experiences that challenge students, faculty and staff to become agents of social change.

Post-Graduate Service

Stonehill Service Corps offers recent Stonehill graduates an opportunity for personal and professional growth as well as a unique chance to experience cultural integration and service, discover a new sense of community and grow in love of God and neighbor.