education implores one to go forth and ignite the world, and to share our
compassion and commitment to the world as members of a global community. No
event encompasses this idea of community and engaging the world better than the
National Jesuit Alumni Day of Service.
Alumni Day of Services invites all those who are the product of a Jesuit
education across the country to come together and serve their local community.
Last year was Seattle University’s first year participating in the National
Alumni Jesuit Day of Service. Seventy five Jesuit-educated alumni from all over
the Puget Sound region came together to serve their community and live out
their Jesuit values.
“I enjoyed the opportunity to put my hands
where my checkbook usually goes. I usually go by giving; occasionally it’s nice
to give by going. I also enjoyed the opportunity to work with alumni from other
SJ campuses.” said one alum who attended last year.
The mission of this event is to foster the ongoing formation of men and women for others. Those who participate
can see the life-changing and enduring impact of their Jesuit education first
hand. Participants may have come from different backgrounds, states, and
universities but all share the same core values of a Jesuit education. Another
attendee from last year, felt deeply engaged by that shared purpose saying, “I felt a sense of mutuality
in the demonstration of care. It was the first SU service experience I’ve had
where I palpably felt like I was ‘engaging the world.’”
Seattle University is again filled with a sense of passion
and excitement as we prepare for the National Jesuit Alumni Day of Service on
April 27th, from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. This year our focus is on
food justice and all of our volunteer locations reflect this in some way. Come
join us in this unique service opportunity.
Learn more and register!
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