Students encouraged to serve the local community

When 500 firstyear students descended on Aquidneck Island Sept. 3 for Salve Regina’s first-ever Day of Service, they embarked on a mission to serve their local community – a mission that Kelly Powers hopes will endure throughout this academic year.

“I was so impressed with the enthusiasm of our community partners leading up to the Day of Service, and the dedication of the students at each of their sites,” said Powers, director of community service. “This is a positive start to a new tradition at Salve Regina.”

Powers also reminded students that her office moved over the summer, and students can now find the Office of Community Service on the second floor of McAuley Hall in Rooms 209-210.

Students who are interested in community service are encouraged to attend the Service Fair, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18 in Ochre Court. Community partners who will attend the fair include:

  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • Baby Steps
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State
  • Bike Newport
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Newport County
  • Child & Family
  • City of Newport
  • Cluny School
  • Farm Fresh Rhode Island
  • James L. Maher Center
  • Learning Unlimited
  • Martin Luther King Center
  • McKinney Shelter
  • Methodist Community Gardens
  • Mumford Manor
  • Newport County YMCA
  • Newport Hospital
  • Potter League for Animals
  • Rebuilding Together
  • Saint Paul’s Church
  • Salvation Army
  • Save the Bay
  • Trinity Church

For more information on community service opportunities at Salve Regina, visit the Office of Community Service website or like them on Facebook.

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