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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.
More on the Duchesne Center can be found on their Facebook page or by visiting Manhattanville College.
Information on becoming a Duchesne Scholar is located here.
The Duchesne Center runs various community service experiences and opportunities to give back to the local and global community. As a college many students participate in community service with friends or team members.
Some of the programs inculde:

Boys and Girls Club TutoringVolunteers 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 HopeThe 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 KitchenVolunteers 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 MenVolunteers 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 ArtVolunteers 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.

SpeakVolunteers work with teenagers to express their feelings through performance. Meet at Student Center Theater, 5 p.m. -7 p.m.

Midnight RunVolunteers 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.

For more programs click here.

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