Post Classifieds

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. 


Get Top Stories Delivered Weekly

Recent The Xavier University Newswire News Articles

Discuss This Article

GET TOP STORIES DELIVERED WEEKLY

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER

Log In

or Create an account

Employers & Housing Providers

Employers can list job opportunities for students

Post a Job

Housing Providers can list available housing

Post Housing

Log In

Forgot your password?

Your new password has been sent to your email!

Logout Successful!

You just missed it! This listing has been filled.

Post your own housing listing on Uloop and have students reach out to you!

Upload An Image

Please select an image to upload
Note: must be in .png, .gif or .jpg format
OR
Provide URL where image can be downloaded
Note: must be in .png, .gif or .jpg format