Community Service

Community and Civic Engagement Center flyer for collection

May 3, 2019 Caitlin Burns

CCEC Hosts Annual End-of-Year Collection

Don’t throw away your unwanted home goods—donate them instead. Through May 17, the Community and Civic Engagement Center (CCEC) is sponsoring its annual end-of-year collection. All items will be donated to local non-profit organizations. Items to donate: Clothing Furniture Kitchenware...

Physician Assistant students

May 3, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Physician Assistant Students Raise Funds for IM ABLE Foundation

Students from the Physician Assistant (PA) program played tug-of-war, dodgeball, and other physical games to raise money to support individuals with disabilities at the PA Olympics on April 13 at the Bamboo Garden in Southampton, N.J. This year, the games pitted Arcadia students against...

Public Health Student Society members

Apr 30, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Public Health Student Society Collects for Jenkintown Clothing Cupboard

The Public Health Student Society (PHSS) collected 10 boxes and two bags of donated clothing for the Jenkintown Clothing Cupboard. The PHSS students organized the clothing drive with three collection sites, created posters to advertise the project, quality-checked the clothing to ensure donations...

Student volunteers with members of the purple team at Sportsfest

Apr 17, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Special Athletes Association Featured by Philadelphia Inquirer

Arcadia students and alumni were the feature of an April 13 Philadelphia Inquirer story about the collaboration between Arcadia University Special Athletes Association (ASAA) and Rotary Special Athletes, which dates back over 30 years. “I’ve gained exposure to a community that I never interacted...

Arcadia volunteers in Puerto Rico

Apr 9, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia’s Alternative Spring Break Helps Rebuild Homes in Puerto Rico

By Aaron Uscinowicz '22 As more than 275 Arcadia students and co-leaders headed to destinations around the world on Preview, a group of 16 students, alumni, and staff headed for Yabucoa, Puerto Rico to spend their spring break providing hurricane relief through the Community and Civic...

Student volunteer helps sort donations during CCEC's MLK Day of Service.

Jan 24, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Students Brave the Cold for MLK Day of Service 2019

Arcadia University student and alumni volunteers and the Community and Civic Engagement Center continued on with their collection through freezing temperatures during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Jan. 21. Even with subzero “feels like” temperatures, over 90 volunteers collected...

Heidi Specht Dec 21, 2018 11:54 am

Caitlin Aldridge ‘20, Food Pantry Steering Committee Member

“The Food Pantry Steering Committee had the idea to start a food pantry last spring. Student leaders from clubs such as Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA), POWER, and Melanin in Action met with a few faculty members who were the liaisons for gathering resources and finding...

Dec 5, 2018 Caitlin Burns

International Business and Culture Course Auctions Furniture for Hurricane Maria Recovery

This holiday season, you can support the Hurricane Maria recovery for Puerto Rico and Dominica while getting your loved ones the furniture they want. Students in the International Business and Culture course are auctioning refurbished furniture to support the organizations Unidos, in Puerto Rico,...

Nov 28, 2018 Caitlin Burns

Global Art, Local Heart: Arcadia Students Host Creative Community Service Exhibition

By Lana Valente '19 Join the Arcadia community for “The Art of the Syllabus: Global Art, Local Heart,” which will showcase the creative expression of community service. The event will be in the Thrall Gallery in the Spruance Fine Arts Building on Thursday, Dec. 6 from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Students...

Community members select bowls as the first step of the evening.

Nov 28, 2018 Caitlin Burns

Empty Bowl Celebrates 25th Year of Fighting Hunger and Homelessness

Over 1,000 colorful bowls of all shapes and sizes filled the Dining Room of Grey Towers Castle on Nov. 12 during the 25th annual Empty Bowl Benefit Dinner, hosted by Arcadia University’s Community and Civic Engagement Center (CCEC). In 25 years, CCEC has raised approximately $155,000 to benefit...

William Snell Nov 27, 2018 10:02 pm

Making a Difference: Easy as ABC

When I was younger, people would often ask me what I wanted to do when I grew up. Unlike many children who wanted to be astronauts or football players, I always said I just wanted to help people. It took until my sophomore year at Arcadia, but I found what I was searching for when I stumbled upon a...

Nov 7, 2018 Caitlin Burns

Help End Hunger This Holiday Season Through the 25th Annual Empty Bowl

Help the fight against hunger and enjoy a bowl of delicious soup at the 25th annual Empty Bowl Benefit Dinner on Nov. 12, hosted by the Community and Civic Engagement Center. Seatings are scheduled from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Grey Towers Castle. This year, proceeds will be...