FOR SERVICE AND JUSTICE
The Dorothy Day Center for Service and Justice is grounded in the Jesuit philosophy of homines pro aliis, men and women for others. We work to create mutually beneficial relationships rooted in a respect for the dignity of allpersons. At Fordham, we want our students to reach their full potential of mind and heart beyond the self by serving in and learning from our surrounding communities. We provide our students with the tools to explore their experiences together connecting service, justice, community and spirituality. By encouraging our students to engage in praxis -an ongoing process of action and reflection- we are able to support and challenge them to fully engage in and learn from their experiences. Seeking the faith that does justice, we encourage our students to use their two feet of social action, learning solidarity through serving directly and seeking social change. At Fordham, we recognize our responsibility to the community in which we are established and to which we are connected. We serve as a liaison between the Fordham community and the local community offering a variety of University resources and access to support the exceptional work of our community partners.
Are you Volunteering? Tell the Dorothy Day Center!
We are currently gathering stories from all Fordham students about their volunteer experiences! Please let us know if you are volunteering in the community by clicking on the image below and filling out a quick survey. Thank you!
Register for the HOPE Count 2014!
The Dorothy Day Center partners with the Department of Homeless Services of NYC for The Homeless Outreach Population Estimate (HOPE) Count taking place on Monday, January 27, 2014 at the Rose Hill Campus in the Bronx. Thousands of teams of volunteers will canvass parks, subways, and other public spaces to count the number of people who are chronically street homeless. The information gathered during this street survey will provide the Department of Homeless Services with vital information in order to be able to allocate resources for homeless services in New York City efficiently. To Register as a volunteer for the evening, please click the image below.
For more information, please contact Betamia Coronel at Bcoronel@fordham.edu or Bethany Hugghins at Bhugghins@fordham.edu.
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