Community Service

Jun 5, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Honors Students Volunteer Throughout 2016-17 Academic Year

Through a new Community Outreach Committee, Honors Program students volunteered with five regional organizations during the 2016-17 academic year. While in past years Honors students primarily fundraised for charities, the committee was designed to promote student engagement in service....

May 16, 2017 Caitlin Burns

CCEC Collection Helps Regional Veterans

Arcadia University’s Community & Civic Engagement Center hosted an end-of-the-year collection at Oak Summit on May 15, with volunteers going door-to-door to gather unwanted items such as furniture, clothes, and appliances. The items were donated to the Veterans VMC thrift store, an organization...

Mar 27, 2017 Caitlin Burns

ASB Volunteers Plant Seeds of Change in Louisiana

By Felicia Hall '19 While first-year and transfer students prepared to attend Preview, a group of 31 Arcadia students, alumni, and staff attended a weeklong service trip to New Iberia, La., through the Community and Civic Engagement Center’s annual Alternative Spring Break (ASB) from March 12...

Jan 31, 2017 Caitlin Burns

MLK Day Collection Receives Hundreds of Donations for Local Organizations

Arcadia University’s Community and Civic Engagement Center (CCEC) hosted its annual Martin Luther King Day of Service Repurposing, eWaste, and Shredding event on Jan. 16. Over 100 volunteers and approximately 1,500 cars turned out for the collection and recycling event. CCEC collected seven...

Jan 6, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Students Lead Sustainability Event for MLK Day of Service

Arcadia University students, in conjunction with the University’s Community and Civic Engagement Center, will host the annual MLK Day of Service Repurposing, eWaste, and Shredding event on Monday, Jan. 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The public is invited to donate gently used items to fulfill the...

Dec 15, 2016 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia University Collects Hundreds of Books for Prisons

Arcadia University’s International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) program collected more than 30 boxes of books in November for Books Through Bars, an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization that has been donating books to prisons since 1990. Director of IPCR Dr. Amy Cox helped...

Dec 5, 2016 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia’s Creative Writing Program Hosts Mighty Writers Youth Organization

Arcadia University’s Creative Writing program hosted children and high school students from the Mighty Writers organization on Nov. 11. After touring the campus, the Mighty Writers read from their own works at an open mic and collaborated with Arcadia students on how they could make improvements...

Dec 2, 2016 Caitlin Burns

Public Health Student Society Collects 400 Pounds of Food for Needy Families

In less than a week, the Public Health Student Society collected over 400 pounds of food for needy families throughout the region. From Nov. 15 to 18, the organization welcomed non-perishable donations from the Arcadia community to be donated to New Life Glenside and Seeds of Hope in Camden. On...

Nov 28, 2016 Caitlin Burns

Dec. 8: “The Art of the Syllabus” Exhibition at Spruance Fine Arts

On Thursday, Dec. 8, “The Art of the Syllabus,” an exhibition of community service art by Arcadia University students, will be presented at the Spruance Fine Arts Center from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Each semester, students in the University Seminar “The Artist in the Community” participate in...

Students Abbigail Woodring and Ashlie Vesper at the 23rd annual Empty Bowl Benefit Dinner.

Nov 18, 2016 Caitlin Burns

Empty Bowl Raises Funds for Local and Global Hunger Awareness

Over 800 community members joined Arcadia students, alumni, faculty, and staff at the 23rd annual Empty Bowl Benefit Dinner on Monday, Nov. 14. Attendees chose from hundreds of handcrafted ceramic bowls, formed by members of the community into shapes such as Batman, turtles, and pumpkins, which...

Oct 25, 2016 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia’s 23rd Annual Empty Bowl Dinner Brings Awareness, Raises Funds to Local, Global Hunger

Come for a meal and leave knowing you’ve made an impact on hunger at the 23rd annual Empty Bowl Benefit Dinner on Monday, Nov. 14 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Arcadia University’s Grey Towers Castle. Empty Bowl is a community service event that brings together Arcadia University and...

(Left to right) Alyson Nagel, Brenda Montecius, and Mikayla Walls volunteer at Face to Face Germantown for the Day of Service.

Aug 30, 2016 Caitlin Burns

500 Arcadia Students Participate in 25th Annual Day of Service

Local and regional organizations welcomed more than 500 first-year and new transfer students for Arcadia University’s 25th annual Day of Service on Monday, Aug. 29, during Fall Orientation. With 22 locations throughout Philadelphia, Montgomery, and Bucks counties, students painted classrooms at...