Last year 2,500 students, faculty and staff volunteered more than 50,000 hours of service in the community through opportunities such as academic mentoring and tutoring in the Bridgeport Public Schools, programs such as CURTIS Week, Community Connections and Habitat for Humanity
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FAIRFIELD, Conn.—Sacred Heart University’s College of Nursing has developed a faith community nurse program in collaboration with SHU’s pastoral care services and St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport. The program will provide wellness and prevention programs to individuals at the University and in neighboring communities.
FAIRFIELD, Conn.—One chilly afternoon toward the end of Sacred Heart University’s winter break, six students were preparing lunch at the Thomas Merton Center in Bridgeport for a group of about 200 people in need. They worked in the Merton Center’s kitchen amidst the aromas of glazed cranberry chicken and roasted cauliflower. They donned hairnets and helped the chef, Sr. Mandy Carrier, prepare food. Dirty pots and pans disappeared quickly once the volunteers got hold of them, and when lunch came to an end, students swept, cleaned counters and finished the dishes before mopping the dining room floor and cleaning tables.
FAIRFIELD, Conn.—Hundreds of families in need lined up at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Bridgeport to receive uncooked turkeys and bags of non-perishable food from Sacred Heart University students for their Thanksgiving dinners. Each year, SHU provides families in the Bridgeport area with all the necessary fixings for a hearty Thanksgiving meal. Students from various campus groups—including the Office of Volunteer Programs & Service Learning, SHU’s Student Government, Campus Ministry and the men’s lacrosse team—all arrived at the church bright and early to help with the annual event.