Community Service

Jan 24, 2013 Purnell Cropper

Arcadia University Takes Action Against Hunger

By FRANCESCA MAYR ’16 Photography JIN ZHAO ’13 On a glacial Monday afternoon, service-minded Arcadia University students, joined by members of the surrounding community, gathered in the sports dome to prepare nutritious meals for those in need at the second annual Pack-a-thon. Shaking the cold...

Dec 17, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

6ABC: Arcadia University Helps SPEAK for the Homeless

6ABC Action News reported that Arcadia University joined SPEAK (Staying Positive Equals Amazing Kids) and other local community organizations to serve Thanksgiving dinners and distribute winter coats, blankets and other clothing to those in need on Nov. 18. SPEAK is a nonprofit organization that...

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Dec 4, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

PA Students Donate 800-Plus Meals for Hunger Awareness Month

Arcadia University's Physician Assistant program organized a food drive for Hunger Awareness Month. Beginning Oct. 18 and concluding with the Empty Bowl Fundraiser on Nov. 12, students collected more than 600 cans of food and 200 assorted pastas, grains and instant meals, which were donated to ...

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Nov 7, 2012 JoLynne Bremmer

Genetic Counseling Students Volunteer at Ride Ataxia Benefit

Students from Arcadia University’s Genetic Counseling master’s program were up before the sun on Oct. 7 to support Philadelphia’s fourth annual Ride Ataxia, a bicycle race to benefit the Friedrich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA), a national, non-profit organization dedicated to curing Friedrich’s...

Oct 17, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

PA Students Exceed Red Cross Goal, Continue Service Efforts with Food Drive

Arcadia University’s Physician Assistant students worked in cooperation with the American Red Cross to hold a two-day blood drive on campus in September. Thanks to the support of the campus community, they exceeded their goal of 80 donations, collecting a total of 124. The PA students look forward...

Sep 14, 2012 Purnell Cropper

Glenside's Hunter Soccer Club Trains with Arcadia's Women's Team on New Turf Field

Usually a stronghold full of fans wearing scarlet and grey t-shirts and collegiate gear, Arcadia University's Easton Field was swarmed by players in blue and white uniforms on Sept. 13. That evening, Arcadia's women's soccer team welcomed more than 50 girls from Glenside's Hunter Soccer Club to a...

Aug 29, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

48 Students Clear a Path for Creativity with Heart of Camden

The chiming of hammers and crowbars could be heard blocks away. As part of Arcadia University's Day of Service, 48 students traveled to Camden, N.J., to help Heart of Camden create a welcoming space for art and craftsmanship in Waterfront South on Aug. 27. Sleeves rolled, dust masks in place, they...

Aug 27, 2012 Susan Gettlin

FYSAE Students Participate in Campus-based Community Services Day Activities

Approximately 60 First-Year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE) students participated in campus-based Community Service Day events on Monday, Aug. 27. Amid the anticipation and excitement of their departure that afternoon for a semester of study in the United Kingdom, students were happily focused on...

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Aug 15, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Newsworks: Arcadia Honors Students Inspire Local Youth Minister, Bolster New Non-Profit

NewsWorks recently reported on a collaboration between Arcadia University Honors students and local youth minister Amy Scalera, which led to the creation of Teen UpRise, a non-profit organization serving local youth in Manayunk and Roxborough. Roxborough resident Amy Scalera has always known that...

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Jul 10, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Once Homeless, Reynoso ’12 Graduates with Honors and a Passion for Human Rights Law

Growing up in the Bronx, Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso ’12 was taught that with hard work she could go anywhere and achieve anything. But during the nights she spent sleeping in New York City subway stations, depending on the kindness of acquaintances for her next meal, she was shaken. Attending college was...

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Jun 22, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Vergara ’12 Aims to Build a Business and Strengthen a Community

Coming from a long line of successful and independent entrepreneurs, Justin Vergara ’12 has some big shoes to fill. And for the Vergara family, business is much more than cash flow and profit margins: It’s about building relationships and strengthening communities. Through rigorous coursework and...

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Jun 19, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Advocate: Incoming First-Year Accomplishes a Lifetime of Charitable Leadership

Advocate of Eldersburg & Sykesville (Westminster, Md.) reported that Stephanie Feinberg, an incoming member of the Class of 2016, has organized more fundraising and charitable activities during her time at South Carroll High School than many people do in a lifetime. While she has collected soda...