Archive for Community Service

The Urban Plunge: The Real Story

Four of the ten students who participated in the 2014 Urban Plunge over winter break volunteered to share their stories.  Their experience, in their own words, is below. O’Shane Morgan ‘16 When the opportunity came to apply for the urban plunge NYC I was very…

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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 II

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Mahatma Gandhi We’ll come back to that quote at the end, but I ought to begin with what I’ve been up to since my last post! I have spent the…

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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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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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  • Buddies celebrating Easter.

    Buddies celebrating Easter.

  • Buddies hanging out at the HOPe house.

    Buddies hanging out at the HOPe house.

Spreading HOPe

This post, written by Amber Hubbard, is the fourth in a series of entries from Stonehill College’s Into the Streets team. The House of Possibilities is a magical place and you may not know how magical it can be until the second you step foot inside. For…

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Why do you serve?

This post, written by Sarah Leach, is the third in a series of entries from Stonehill College’s Into the Streets team. I have often been asked why I devote so much of my time to service.  My parents, my friends, my sisters – those I look up…

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Paw Prints on Your Heart

This post, written by Abby Schommer, is the second in a series of entries from Stonehill College’s Into the Streets team. It’s no secret that that service I do at Brockton’s Animal Protection Center of Southeastern Massachusetts (APCSM) is infinitely rewarding! At the end of each afternoon—after…

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Clearing the Jump

This post, written by Amanda Thorne, is the first in a series of entries from Stonehill College’s Into the Streets team, pictured above. Names have been removed for confidentiality purposes. This past summer, I was at the Family Life Center in Brockton volunteering as a PAL through…

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