Welcome to the Duchesne Center
The Duchesne Center for religion and social justice is the heart of community service and experiential service learning at Manhattanville. Although not all of Manhattanville's service programs are run by the Duchesne Center, it does coordinate many of them. Its mission is to facilitate, educate, and encourage student involvement in community outreach, cultural, leadership, academic, and spiritual initiatives across the Manhattanville College campus and beyond. Through the Duchesne Center-
- Students completed approximately 30,000 hours of local and global community service
- There are over 60 outlets for community service available on the Manhattanville campus.
- More than 600 students participate in community service activities.
Boys and Girls Club Tutoring: Volunteers work with children at the local Boys and Girl’s Club for academic tutoring. Depart from Spellman Hall, 4 pm - 6:30 pm.
Children’s Hope: The Children’s Hope foundation is a program where volunteers travel into the Bronx to the Woodycrest House, a residence for children with HIV/AIDS, and tutor and engage the children in creative activities. Depart from Spellman Hall, 5p.m. -8:30 p.m.
All Souls Soup Kitchen: Volunteers travel to a large soup kitchen in New York City to help prepare and serve food for over 300 homeless individuals. Depart from Spellman Hall, 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
St. Stephen’s AIDS Dinner: Students will have the chance to have dinner and discussions with men and women living with AIDS. Depart from Spellman Hall, 4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (not available)
Caring Circle: Volunteers will work with kids that have lost a loved one. Depart from Spellman Hall, 5 p.m. - 9p.m. Every other Tuesday
Boys to Men: Volunteers serve as mentors for a group of young male teenagers that come from a shelter. Meet at Student Center Lobby, 5 p.m. -7 p.m.
Creative Expression Through Art: Volunteers aid in teaching various forms of art history and creating different art projects. Meet at Brownson Hall 11, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Ladies Room: Volunteers serve as mentors for a group of young female teenagers from a shelter. Meet at Dammann Pitt, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Speak: Volunteers work with teenagers to express their feelings through performance. Meet at Student Center Theater, 5 p.m. -7 p.m.
Midnight Run: Volunteers are given the chance to prepare food and supplies for the homeless and taking a trip into the city to hand out these supplies. Meet at Duchesne Center, Founder’s Gallery, 8 p.m. - 1 a.m.
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