Join Alumni Relations and Magis for National Jesuit Alumni Day of Service on Saturday, April 27th from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Online registration is now closed, but you can still participate. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, to sign up today! You’ll join Seattle University alumni and alumni of other Jesuit colleges and universities in fulfilling our shared Jesuit mission, which is rooted in service, by participating in a volunteer project at one of several service sites . After a brief registration and welcome at Seattle U, groups of volunteers will head off to their service site for a few hours of service work, followed by lunch and reflection on the day.What’s National Jesuit Alumni Day of Service all about? Building up our community. Serving people in communities on the margins. Fostering equality.Mission: The National Jesuit Service Initiative seeks to foster the ongoing formation of men and women for others. The initiative engages graduates across the nation in shared service that demonstrates the life-changing and enduring power of a Jesuit education.
Participate along side these local alumni chapters :
University of San Francisco
Santa Clara University
This year’s theme is food justice and service sites that Alumni
Relations and Magis are partnering with focus on work that relates to
this theme. When you register , you will be asked for your first and second preferences for service sites so please review the list below. NOTE: The services sites are within walking distance of Seattle U. For those who prefer to drive, we recommend carpooling.
Alleycat Acres (MLK + Cherry) (Site Volunteer Capacity - 20)SITE AAlleycat Acres (22nd & Union) (Site Volunteer Capacity - 20)SITE B
AlleyCat Acres is a grassroots,
100% volunteer powered urban farming collective in Seattle. They were founded in 2009 and since then,
have worked with volunteer and landowners within Seattle to convert unused space
in to community run farms with the mission of reconnecting people, place, and
produce. In a short two years, more than
400 individuals have contributed over 2,000 hours to grow more than 2,000
pounds of food — that feeds everyone who had helped grow it and who live in the
surrounding neighborhood. In addition, CAMP and the Beacon Avenue Food Bank are
current partners where the farmers donate extra produce to via bicycle. Volunteers
will be helping plant at the two sites as well as prepare grounds for spring. This location welcomes children, as long as they are accompanied by their parents.
Yesler Terrace (Site Volunteer Capacity - 30)
Yesler Terrace is a 22-acre public
housing development in Seattle, that at the time of its completion in 1941, was
the state's first public housing development and the first racially integrated
public housing development in the United States. The neighborhood
is currently a culturally diverse community with many immigrant families,
English learners, and first-time home owners. Join other alumni and
Yesler Terrace residents for a neighborhood clean-up and beautification project
and learn how food justice plays an important, perhaps less obvious part in
this community. This locations welcomes children age 7 and up, when accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Yesler Farm - Seattle Neighborhood Group (Site Volunteer Capacity - 30)SITE D
Yesler Farm works to create sustainable food and soil products to
support and improve access to food in the Yesler community. Yesler Farm works
with a ½ acre of land to expand food production and build a green community as
well as to increase awareness about green jobs, food systems, and economic
opportunities for those of color in under-represented areas of Seattle. The
Yesler Terrace Urban Demonstration Farm, at 825 Yesler Way, is a program of
Creatives4Community, the organization behind GroundUp, a revolutionary green
jobs training program that teaches food awareness, soil management, waste
water, and compost training to high school-aged residents of Yesler Terrace. Volunteers will be helping with farm weeding
and planting. This locations welcomes children age 7 and up, when accompanied by a parent or guardian.
St. Mary's Foodbank (Site Volunteer Capacity - 10) CAPACITY REACHED SITE E
The Food Bank at St. Mary’s offers food assistance to
families in Seattle through both a Walk-In Program and Home Delivery Program.
Within their Walk-In Program, they operate three programs: A No Cook Program
which offers bags of satiating and easy to prepare products that are appropriate for the homeless population;
a Baby Corner, which operates during the first full week of each month and
provides diapers, formula and baby food to families with babies and Toddler
Bags, which are distributed daily, that offer food bags for families with
children aged 2-5. Volunteers will
assist with distribution of food, checking-in clients, and sorting food items. This locations welcomes children 7-15, as long as they accompany their parents.
St. Francis House (Site Volunteer Capacity - 10) CAPACITY REACHED SITE F
St. Francis House provides basic
essentials like bags, backpacks, clean clothes and references to community
services for the homeless, mentally ill, veterans and the working poor in
Seattle all shared freely with an attitude of hospitality. Volunteers will be helping to organize
donations, deep clean the hospitality space, and assist with landscaping.