Mercy Mondays: Updates from the Center for Community Service and Engagement
The Center for Community Service and Engagement has some updates for the month of April — including an upcoming service retreat to Block Island and an update on a social justice retreat that happened in March.
Read below to find out more information.
Upcoming service retreat to Block Island
Kaitlyn Brilhante ’21, senior service advocate, is planning a service retreat to Block Island on Saturday, April 17 from 9:30 a.m to 7:30 p.m. The retreat will be focusing on the critical concern of earth, and attendees will be doing beach cleanups; volunteering at local churches to do landscaping work, cleaning and possibly some repairs; and volunteering at a few other places that are yet to be confirmed.
This retreat is important because it is an opportunity to allow current service advocates to get together and work with first year service advocates by instructing and providing them with new insights about the service advocate program here at Salve Regina. All new service advocates in the Office of Community Engagement and Service and current junior service advocates that are interested in applying for senior service advocate positions are welcome to participate in the retreat.
Participants will be transported from campus to the ferry landing by bus, where they will then board a ferry to Block Island. Once on the island, service advocates will be walking to the churches and other nearby locations within walking distance from ferry landing.
For more information, contact Kaitlyn Brilhante at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Update on NAACP social justice retreat
Salve Regina student volunteers spent a weekend expanding their understanding of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Newport chapter on March 19-20. Volunteers explored the organization, learned about the mission and interacted with significant board members in an important social movements.
This retreat was co-sponsored by Center for Community Engagement and Service and the Mercy Center for Spiritual Life. It encouraged students to dive deeper into building up the local NAACP Newport Chapter with social media outlets, website and updating of policies and procedures. A deep commitment to social justice issues were expanded on as students learned more about the critical concerns of Mercy.
Salve Serves blog
The Center of Community Service and Engagement launched a blog this semester called Salve Serves, where it will be highlighting a new blog post each week. They will be sharing blogs written by current students, alumni and community partners.
This post is part of an ongoing series called Mercy Mondays that highlights Salve Regina’s dedication to its Mercy Mission. Search the tag Mercy Mission for more updates on the Mercy branches of Salve Regina.