About Community Engagement Program

The Community Engagement Program provides opportunities for students to learn from, foster relationships with, journey alongside, and advocate for members of our local community. Along with regular volunteer opportunities, there are also one-time events in the community and on campus to engage with issues of social justice. Is there a cause here that you are passionate about but is not listed? Contact us!

Stonehill's Community Partnerships

Find an off campus organization in any of the following areas: Animal Rights, Childcare, Cross Cultural Experiences, Development Disability Programs, Education and Mentoring, Elder Care Programs, Environmental Awareness, Health Care, Hunger and Homelessness, Mentoring Programs, and Women's Empowerment! 

General Information, One-Time Events & Community Organizing

Please contact our intern, Rebecca Merkel

Animal Rights

Animal Protection Center of Southeastern Massachusetts

Coordinator:
Tatiana Foerschner

Developmental & Intellectual Disabilities 

Best Buddies Massachusetts/House of Possibilities 

Coordinator:
Julia Adams

Bi-County Collaborative 

Coordinator:
Grace LeBlanc

 

Education and Tutoring

School on Wheels of Massachusetts

Coordinators:
Hannah McCarthy
Sydney Mountzouris

 

Elder Care 

Heights Crossing

Coordinator:
Haley Fedorowicz 

Environmental Awareness

The Farm at Stonehill

Coordinator:
Alex Pica

 

Health Care 

Brockton VA Healthcare

Coordinator:
Jennifer Duran

Mental Health

Coordinator:
Jason Luisi

Hunger and Homelessness

 

Horizons for Homeless Children 

Coordinator:  
Cassie Ford


My Brother's Keeper

Coordinator:  
Megan Hurley

Mentoring Programs

Big Sister Big Brother (Old Colony YMCA) 

Coordinator:
Madison Prifti

Boys & Girls Club of Brockton

Coordinator:
Jenna Berkowitz

Women's Empowerment

Health Imperatives/Penelope's Place

Coordinator:
Kennedy Muise

Additional Sites

Stonehill students also volunteer at the following organizations:

  • American Cancer Society/Relay for Life
  • Arbors Assisted Living
  • The Bridge Center
  • Brockton Area Arc
  • Brockton Interfaith Community
  • Cape Verdean Association
  • Catholic Charities
  • Children Museum's in Easton
  • Coaching 4 Change
  • Easton Food Pantry
  • Father Bill's & MainSpring
  • Girl Scouts of Southeastern Massachusetts
  • Greater Boston Food Bank
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Holy Cross Family Ministries
  • Jimmy Fund
  • Kindred Hospice
  • Old Colony YMCA Family Branch
  • Residences at 5 Corners Assisted Living
  • Taunton Housing Authority
  • Trinity Catholic Academy

If you are interested in serving with any of these organizations or an additional organization not found on this list, please contact Erica Stewart, director of the Community Engagement Program.

Volunteer Coordinator Mission Statement

Our 2016-2017 volunteer coordinator team worked together to create this mission statement 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.