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Community Service

By helping one, we help all!

If you have an idea for a project in your area, please contact the Boston Community leaders:

Michael Disilets, MBA ‘13, Community President
Vanessa DiCarlo, ‘08, Community Vice President


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    Santa Clara University Food Pantry

    Access to funding is available through the Office of Student Life for students who are experiencing food insecurity - the lack of reliable access to sufficient quantities of affordable, nutritious food.

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    The Greater Boston Food Bank

    We signed up to help at the Food Bank in April but needed to cancel due to the pandemic. The Food Bank needs help more than ever and still has volunteer opportunities throughout the Boston area. Find out more here!

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    Boston Cares

    Boston Cares is the largest volunteer agency in New England, a member of the Points of Light Global Network, and fills more than 25,000 volunteer spots annually in support of more than 180 Greater Boston schools and non-profit agencies.

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    Special Olympics Massachusetts

    Special Olympics Massachusetts is a global organization that serves athletes with intellectual disabilities working with hundreds of thousands of volunteers and coaches each year.

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    St. Vincent De Paul Boston

    St. Vincent De Paul Boston leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person services to the needy and suffering.

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    Catholic Charities Boston

    Catholic Charities Boston offers over 70 programs and services in 23 locations around Eastern Massachusetts. From Lawrence to Brockton and Natick to Boston, our service sites throughout Eastern Massachusetts help our neediest neighbors of all faiths.

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    The Jesuit Friends and Alumni Network

    The Jesuit Friends and Alumni Network provides opportunities around the country to connect Jesuit Alumni. Check out their volunteer, social, and spiritual events too!


Ignatian Spirituality

Finding God in All Things…. And All Places! Here are some Jesuit resources in and near Boston.

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    Eastern Point Retreat House

    Eastern Point Retreat House, in Gloucester, MA is open year-round, and the facility offers directed, guided and weekend retreats. In January and July. The full Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola are offered on an individually directed basis. Each year there are about 20 directed retreats, three guided retreats and eight weekend retreats. Retreatants are male and female religious and laypeople from many different religious affiliations. Currently, there are three Jesuit priests, a lay director and a sister of Saint Joseph on the staff, along with trained guest directors.

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    St. Ignatius Church

    Located in the historic neighborhood of Chestnut Hill, Mass., just six miles outside of Boston under the care of the Jesuit Fathers residing at Boston College. Parishioners are drawn from across eastern Massachusetts and include families, single adults and students from Boston College.

To receive information about local community service organizations, please contact Sarah Bonini, J.D. '93, Assistant Director of Community Engagement, Service & Spirituality, in Alumni Relations.


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