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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President Petillo Op Ed: Taxing Private Colleges Shoots Connecticut in the Foot
Fairfield Citizen - 3/20/17
As Gov. Malloy and the Connecticut Legislature debate cost overruns and budget deficits, they are looking, understandably, at every possible way to trim fat from the state budget. Programs and policies well-worn and long protected by compromise, convenience or political favor are under scrutiny, as they should be. But it would be a mistake - and worse, dangerously counterproductive to our State’s long-term interests - if financial aid and much-needed support to our private colleges and universities were to be further cut, or if new taxes, tariffs or fees are imposed on our critical educational infrastructure.
Sacred Heart University’s Jones-Zimmermann Academic Mentoring Program (AMP) has received a $45,000 grant from the Marie and John Zimmermann Fund, Inc., to support its work with students at Bridgeport’s John Winthrop Elementary School.
Dozens of Sacred Heart University students returned a week before the spring semester began to help organize donations at the St. John’s Family Center in Bridgeport. They stocked canned goods and sorted through winter clothes for adults and children throughout the city.
In late August, Houston residents experienced massive flooding as a result of Hurricane Harvey, which damaged thousands of homes. As part of a service learning program, a group from Sacred Heart University will travel to Houston and the surrounding areas in January to help in the recovery effort. They will help rebuild homes, clean up and provide assistance to those affected. SHU is currently the only school in New England that is heading to Houston to assist in this effort.