Macs Giving Back Service Trip

FYE Service Trip 2015

FYE Service Trip 2015

The entire Immaculata University class of 2020, approximately 230 students, 18 student leaders, 18 instructors, and several volunteers, are participating in the Macs Giving Back Service Project on Saturday, August 27. Ten non-profit organizations, mostly located in the Chester County area, will be the benefactors of this all-day service project that has been at the crux of Immaculata’s Welcome Weekend and the First Year Experience (FYE) program. Throughout the FYE program, which spans the entire fall semester, students will participate in at least one day of service, and create and implement a service learning project for their community partner. In November, the class of 2020 will present posters to fellow students, participating community members, and the entire campus community that culminate their semester-long service learning FYE project.
This year, the service trip complements the students’ Common Reader, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson. The book is a powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice. Stevenson is a lawyer and the founder of the Equal Justice Initiative.
“With the inclusion of a service learning component in the First Year Experience program, a best practice for the success of college students, students will have an opportunity to utilize their classroom knowledge to make a difference in their local community,” stated Sharmane S. Walker, M.S., director of Academic Success Services. “Students participating in Immaculata’s FYE program will demonstrate one of IU’s core values, Service, and connect these service initiatives with their experiences as college students.”
Following is a list of community partners for Macs Giving Back Day of Service on August 27:
•    Chester County Food Bank (going to two farms that supply food to the Food bank)
Charlestown Farm, 2562 Charlestown Road, Phoenixville, PA
and 1601 Pughtown Rd, Phoenixville, PA 19460

•    Safe Harbor (shelter for homeless)
20 North Matlack Street, West Chester, PA

•    Friends Association for Care and Protection of Children
113 West Chestnut Street, West Chester, PA

•    Exton Senior Living
600 North Pottstown Pike, Exton, PA

•    Thorncroft Equestrian
190 Line Road, Malvern, PA

•    Saint Rose of Lima Catholic School
1522 North  Wanamaker Street, Philadelphia, PA

•    The Arc of Chester County (disability services)
900 Lawrence Drive, West Chester, PA

•    Medal of Honor Grove/Freedoms Foundation
1601 Valley Forge Road, Valley Forge, PA

•    Friends of the Ridley Creek State park
351 Gradyville Road, Newtown Square, PA

•    Habitat for Humanity (Coatesville)
1853 Lincoln Highway, Coatesville, PA
Habitat for Humanity (Kennett Square)
345 Scarlet Road, Kennett Square, PA

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