Community Service News
As the semester winds down and the pressure of finals week starts to creep closer, nearly 140 St. John Fisher College students decided to roll up their sleeves to volunteer for the 2013 Project Community Convergence (PCC), led by Students With A Vision (SWAV).
A total of 11 St. John Fisher College students, faculty, and staff traded in their beach towels for an alternative spring break this year, literally. The group partnered with Alternative Spring Breaks, an organization that coordinates service-learning immersion trips for college students, and made the trek to Harlan, Kentucky, in the Appalachian Mountain region.
As many students pack their swimsuits, suntan lotion, and beach towels for Spring Break, a smaller group of students have opted to spend their break providing community service to residents in Harlan, Kentucky, in the region of Appalachia. They call themselves “Team Appalachia,” and they leave this weekend.
Students from St. John Fisher College’s Students With A Vision (SWAV) spent Valentine’s Day with residents of The Friendly Home for the annual Sweetheart Ball.
Renee Aylesworth and Egzon Beha walked across the stage last May, receiving a St. John Fisher College diploma in one hand and a handshake from Dr. Bain in the other, ready to start their next path in life.
On Saturday, January 19, 51 St. John Fisher College students participated in “King for a Day,” a national day of service to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Over 60 St. John Fisher College students, faculty, and staff participated in the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on Sunday, September 30, in downtown Rochester. Fisher’s team raised a total of $1,350.
Earlier this summer, when many St. John Fisher College students and faculty were starting to enjoy their vacation, 28 members of the Fisher community traveled to Jamaica for 10 days to volunteer at the Jamaica Advantage Thru Sports Youth (JASY) Day Camp.
On Sunday, April 22, 15 First Generation Scholars from St. John Fisher College spent the day beautifying and maintaining the playground they built in September 2010, with help from the Genesee Land Trust and community members.
On Thursday, March 29, St. John Fisher College’s Team JASY (Jamaican Advantage Thru Sports for Youth) celebrated Jamaica Day, complete with a warehouse sale fundraiser for their upcoming service trip, Jamaican-themed décor around campus, a Jamaican food feast provided by Lackmann Culinary Services, and a special recognition ceremony for Lackmann.