DOROTHY DAY CENTER
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.
Urban Plunge is a pre-orientation program, run by the Dorothy Day Center for Service and Justice (DDCSJ), for first year undergraduate students who share a commitment to community service, reflection and social justice. Students learn about the local community surrounding Fordham University by working together on community service projects and reflecting on their experiences. Urban Plunge also explores the culturally diverse neighborhoods, the different forms of art expressions throughout New York City and how they connect to social justice. You will begin to see New York in a way that even native New Yorkers do not often get to experience.
Rose Hill-postmarked by Friday, July 19th
Lincoln Center-postmarked by Friday, July 26th