Leadership in the Community
We are committed to creating a more just and equitable society and our students and graduates engage with that quest in ways authentic to their goals and values.
Local Service Opportunities
In the Holy Cross tradition of educating the mind and heart, Stonehill provides students many opportunities to serve the common good both on campus and in surrounding communities.
The Farm at Stonehill
The Farm at Stonehill was established in January 2011 in response to food access issues in the neighboring city of Brockton, Massachusetts. Since its inception, The Farm has donated more than 80,000 pounds of fresh organic produce to our four community partner organizations.
The Farm’s Mobile Market gives residents who do not live near grocery stores access to healthy eating options, and shares information about other efforts to increase wellness in the community.
Compassionate Leadership Through the Arts
The Arts Outreach program pairs under-served children from the nearby city of Brockton with Stonehill mentors. Because most of the Stonehill students who participate have little experience in art, the projects they undertake – ranging from photography and videography to painting and sometimes dance – provide an opportunity for the mentors and mentees to learn and do something new together.
Community Engagement by the Numbers
H.O.P.E. Service Immersion Program
H.O.P.E. seeks to engage members of the Stonehill community in cross-cultural service experiences. H.O.P.E. further endeavors to challenge the Stonehill community to grow in love of God and neighbor by embodying the Church's commitment to a preferential option for and with the poor.
Postgraduate Service: Stonehill Service Corps
During service experiences in India, the Dominican Republic, or nearby Brockton, Massachusetts, graduates assist their communities in various capacities and advocate the program's four core principles of service, simple living, community and spirituality.
Community-Based Learning (CBL) links civic engagement (service, research or action projects) with coursework, lectures and discussions to create deep and integrated learning experiences for students and meaningful community impacts for our local partners.