Xavier’s spring edition of Community Action Day takes place this Saturday, March 31, from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Community Action Day is one of the many ways Xavier students uphold their Jesuit identity through service when 100 to 200 student-volunteers work at more than 20 diverse sites around Cincinnati.
The day begins with students enjoying a free breakfast and signing up for a service site. After a brief prayer, the students leave for their sites around 9:30 a.m. When their work is complete, volunteers engage in reflection with their service group and return to campus around 12:30 p.m. for lunch together.
Sponsored by Xavier’s Dorothy Day Center for Faith & Justice, Community Action Day is Xavier's largest community service event. The goal is to become more aware of the needs and assets of the surrounding neighborhoods by working with partner organizations from those neighborhoods.
This year’s service sites include: Civic Garden Center, Gorman Heritage Farm, Granny’s Garden, Healthy Moms & Babes, Interfaith Business Builders, Irish Heritage Center, Little Sisters of the Poor, Lower Price Hill Community School and the Mill Creek Restoration Project.
Student also will be working at NEXUS Community Garden, North Avondale Community Garden, Su Casa Hispanic Center of Cincinnati, the SPCA, St. Margaret Hall, St. Vincent de Paul and Working in Neighborhoods.