The Moreau Center and Office of Residence Life are implementing a new initiative during the 2015-16 academic year to continue cultivating the campus culture of service through the creation of the “Kick-start into Service” initiative. The new program replaces the “Building Community: Serving to Learn” service project that has traditionally occurred over Labor Day weekend.
Each residence hall will be provided kick-starter funds to develop a hallmark service program at the local, national, or global level. These programs will be unique for each hall depending on the passion and gifts of each residence hall team (hall director, resident assistants, sustainability coordinators, intercultural coordinators, faith and formation ambassadors, service and justice coordinators, and pastoral residents). The programs will encourage an intentional discernment process for the one-time or ongoing service/social justice related initiative. Additional mini-grant funds will be available for residence hall leadership teams to apply for and to increase the impact of their service initiative.
The Kick-start into Service initiative is rooted in the mission and values of Holy Cross, which promote service to and with others in multiple cultural contexts. By building a greater capacity and culture for students to live out service and social justice, this program provides key experiential transformative learning opportunities.
For more information, contact Dave Houglum, Moreau Center, at 8559 or firstname.lastname@example.org.