IU’s First Year Experience
The entire Immaculata University class of 2019 is participating in a community service project for the First-year Experience (FYE) program on Saturday, August 22. Nine local Catholic grade schools located within the City of Philadelphia will be the beneficiaries of this all-day volunteer project that has been at the crux of Immaculata’s Welcome Weekend and the FYE.
This year, the service trip complements the students’ Common Reader, The Freshman Survival Guide: Soulful Advice for Studying, Socializing and Everything in Between by Nora Bradbury-Haehl and Bill McGarvey. The Freshman Survival Guide is a tool and resource for the transition to college. The book tackles topics such as surviving the first few weeks; creating a time management plan; studying; sex and dating; avoiding procrastination, maintaining your mental and emotional well-being; evolving your spirituality; and managing your online presence.
“The opportunity for freshmen to evolve and ‘find themselves’ during college is an amazing transformation and a very personal journey,” stated Sharmane S. Jones, M.S., assistant director of Academic Success Services. “Immaculata’s FYE Program is provided to help students with that transformation.”
Following is a list of volunteer sites:
West Philadelphia Area
- IHM Center for Literacy: 929 South Farragut Terrace (19143)
- Rose of Lima School: 1522 North Wanamaker Street (19131)
- Our Mother of Sorrows/St. Ignatius of Loyola: 1008 North 48th Street (19131)
- Francis Cabrini Regional Catholic School: 405- N. 65th Street (19151)
South Philadelphia Area
- Anthony of Padua Regional Catholic School: 913 Pierce Street (19148)
- Monica’s School Senior School: 2500 South 16th Street (19145)
- Pio Regional Catholic School: 1826 Pollock Street (19145)
Southwest Philadelphia Area
- St. Barnabas School: 6334 Buist Avenue (19142)
North Philadelphia Area
- St. Veronica Independence Mission School: 32521 North 6th Street (19141)
Immaculata students will be engaged in clean-up activities such as purging and sorting items, and preparing the schools for opening day. Most of the supplies are provided by Immaculata University.
Immaculata University is a Catholic, coeducational institution of higher learning, located on the Main Line between Malvern and Exton, 20 miles west of Philadelphia.