April was a busy month for SJC Long Island’s Office of Campus Ministry. Whether volunteering at local food shelters or traveling across the country to assist in Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Houston, Texas, SJC students and staff were always ready to lend a helping hand. Catch up below on their biggest moments from the month of April.
April 1 — Alternative Spring Break
SJC students and staff return from Alternative Spring Break, where they spent their week off helping people still reeling from the damage wreaked by Hurricane Harvey last August. Accompanied by SJC Long Island’s Director of Campus Ministry Cristian Murphy ’14 and Michelle Corsetti — SJC Brooklyn’s coordinator of community service — 11 students from SJC Long Island and nine from SJC Brooklyn helped prepare homes for rebuilding, while working with Community Collaborations International.
April 1 — Easter Baskets
SJC’s baseball team created Easter baskets for the Office of Campus Ministry to distribute to children in need.
April 11 — Screening “Outcasts”
The Office of Campus Ministry hosted a film screening of the documentary “Outcasts” by Grassroots Films. Murphy held a question-and-answer session after the film.
April 22 — Earth Day
SJC students and staff volunteered at a local garden in East Patchogue on Earth Day.
… And A Look (Way) Back.
SJC students and staff traveled to Camden, New Jersey, for this year’s Alternative Winter Break. While there, the group worked at homeless shelters and soup kitchens while also learning about poverty. The Romero Center Ministries provided educational workshops before and after the group’s workdays to help the students understand what service is about.