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Community Action Day

By Molly Boes
On October 5, 2012

On Sept. 29, over 260 Xavier students took time out of the
schedules to spend their morning in the community doing
service. Community Action Day is Xavier's largest community service event and is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice (CFJ). The board for this year's two community action days, one in the fall semester and one in the
spring semester, consisted of 11 members - 10 students and one member of CFJ. This semester's community action day theme was 90s. The students represented this theme fully through shirts with the words "Community Action Day" imprinted in what looked like the green slime used in the 90s Nickelodeon television shows and by playing songs from
boy bands like the Backstreet Boys and N*Sync across the
Xavier Yard. The AcaBellas also performed before the different groups headed to their individual sites. The students worked with 23 different groups this year including the Nexxus garden located on campus and Clovernook, where they met at the Fun Factory located in Norwood. The students were offered a wide variety of service opportunities from working in a variety of gardens to going door-to-door asking people to register to vote. At the end of the service, the groups all came back to campus and ate lunch together. "My favorite part of
Community Action Day is when all of the students come back and are filling out the evaluations and we get to hear positive feedback about their experiences," Briana O'Neill, co-site
leader coordinator, said. The next Community Action Day will fall on March 23, 2013. 

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