Archive for Community Engagement

Extending Hope: Part IV

October has arrived and so begins the last full month of my stay in the Coachella Valley. It is hard to believe my time is already winding down and I am also astonished by how quickly I have come to consider this place my home….

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Not Enough Time

  In my first few weeks at Stonehill, I have met some pretty inspiring students, faculty, and staff.  But, as the campus minister primarily tasked with helping run our Into the Streets service program, I’ve noticed people often feel the need to apologize to me for…

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Extending Hope: Part III

While temperatures continue to soar above 100° and the air remains heavy and humid out here in the Coachella Valley, I suppose I have to trust the calendar that fall is almost upon us! I am now entering the second half of my stay in southern…

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Extending Hope: Part I

In March of 2012 I had the privilege of traveling to the Coachella Valley in California through Stonehill’s H.O.P.E. alternative spring break program. That week changed my life but one moment in particular stands out among the rest. Our group was sitting in on a…

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Just “Copen” with It: A Close Look into My Semester Abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark

“You’re going to Copenhagen? Wait, where is that again? Why there?” During the months leading up to my nine-hour flight to Denmark, these were the typical responses that I received from friends and family upon telling them that I was embarking on a semester overseas…

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Coping with Post-Abroad Depression

Before I left to study abroad in Florence, Italy, I remember assuring myself: “It’s only 113 days, I’m sure it will go by fast.”  I said this HOPING it would go by fast and that I would be back home with my family, friends and beloved Perfecto’s…

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Service is Rejuvenating

This post, written by Steph Allen, is the sixth in a series of entries from Stonehill College’s Into the Streets team. Every Tuesday around 3:30 PM I walk into the Arts & Media Room at Heights Crossing Assisted Living and am greeted by many smiling…

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German Adventures

Before leaving for abroad, I knew there were some countries I needed to get to…Spain…France…England…those few made the top of my list.  I never really considered traveling to Germany, and honestly didn’t have much interest in seeing the country in my short four months abroad…

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Experiencing Diversity Through Service

This post, written by Michael Stanton, is the fifth in a series of entries from Stonehill College’s Into the Streets team. Diversity at Stonehill has increased each year over the course of the four years that I have been a student at the college. It…

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A Different Kind of Spring Break

By Silvana Vivas, Class of 2013 I’ve never gone on vacation for spring break. I’ve gone on H.O.P.E. trips every year since I arrived at Stonehill, but I decided to take a break now that it’s my senior year. It was then that I heard…

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