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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Sacred Heart University will host its 11th annual Relay For Life fundraiser Friday, April 5, from 4 to 9 p.m. in the University’s William H. Pitt Center. This year’s theme is Hawaiian Getaway. Relay For Life (or ReLei For Life as this year’s organizers are calling it) is a walk-a-thon that raises money for the American Cancer Society to fund cancer research and assist patients and their caregivers. The event also celebrates people who have survived cancer. Registration is $15 per person, and participants are asked to solicit donations through pledges. Event organizers hope to raise $25,000 this year. To create or join a team, or to make a donation, visit www.relayforlife.org/sacredheart.
Fourth- and fifth-graders at Daniels Farm Elementary School gained insight into the future when 13 students from Sacred Heart University’s Business Administration Club visited recently to assist Junior Achievement of Greater Fairfield County in a one-day experiential teaching session. The SHU group was led by Prof. Tuvana Rua, advisor for the BA Club, while Senior District Manager Meg Melagrano served as JA’s point person.
Sacred Heart University students, staff and faculty spent time on their winter breaks making a difference by volunteering in the community and abroad. A group with Volunteer Programs & Service Learning (VPSL) went to Puerto Rico in December to help with hurricane relief, and another group with Campus Ministry went to Jamaica in early January to help residents with disabilities. Most recently a group of 17 undergraduate and graduate students participated in CURTIS Week, a program that immerses and engages students in community projects throughout Bridgeport.