Stonehill's Community Engagement Program
The Community Engagement Program is Stonehill's largest, student-run community service program. Partnered with over 40 local organizations in many different social justice areas, students learn, foster relationships, and advocate alongside members of our community. Inspired by the enduring values of a Holy Cross Education, the Community Engagement Program offers the Stonehill Community opportunities for meaningful service experiences that challenge and teach them to be agents of social change committed to the creation of a just and compassionate world.
Meet our Volunteer Coordinators!
Our volunteer coordinators will connect you with our community partners to ensure that you have a fruitful experience engaging with the community! To learn more about our community partners, please contact one of our coordinators:
General Information, One-Time Events, & Community Organizing: Rebecca Merkel
Animal Rights: Tatiana Foerschner
Developmental & Intellectual Disabilities Programs: Grace LeBlanc
Education and Tutoring: Hannah McCarthy & Sydney Mountzouris
Environmental Awareness: Brett Smith
Health Care Programs: Jason Luisi
Elder Care Programs: Rebecca Merkel
Hunger and Homelessness: Cassie Ford & Megan Hurley
Mentoring Programs: Jenna Berkowitz & Madison Prifti
Women's Empowerment: Kennedy Muise
Volunteer Coordinator Mission Statement
Our volunteer coordinator team worked together to create this mission statement for the 2016-2017 academic year to describe their role as student leaders on campus:
As volunteer coordinators, we will actively motivate, guide, and support our fellow volunteers in a respectful manner. We will learn, recognize, and teach the implications of privilege and systemic oppression. We will strive to break any pre-existing stigma of our surrounding communities for we recognize that our community has so much to offer us. We will commit to serve with compassion, understanding, and humility. We will share our passions and experiences to spread awareness and promote change in regards to social justice. We will uphold the dignity of all creation by recognizing that we are all united in divine love and we will welcome all that come through our doors with open arms.