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The Moreau Center’s service and justice coordinators (SJCs) are thrilled to again be partnering with Because People Matter to provide Thanksgiving meal baskets to families in need in North Portland, according to Sophie Charles, Moreau Center. In past years, the partnership relied on student-donated meal points to provide the fixings for Thanksgiving meal baskets for over 200 North Portland families. This year, with most students living off-campus, there needs to be a new fundraising strategy.
University of Portland’s Moreau Center for Service & Justice was honored by the Catholic Volunteer Network as one of their “Top Schools for Service.” In honor of National Volunteer Week, the Catholic Volunteer Network put together a list of schools who “demonstrated consistent excellence in collaborating with our network and championing post-grad service among students.” The Moreau Center was honored in the “West & Southwest Region” along with centers from Loyola Marymount University and St. Mary’s University.
The Moreau Center engages students with active learning, mutually beneficial service, and experience-based leadership development rooted in Catholic social teaching. The center, named for Blessed Basil Moreau, C.S.C., founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross, offers opportunities for students to engage meaningfully with the community through service, immersions, and advocacy.
View the full list of Catholic Volunteer Network’s “Top Schools for Service.”
Learn more about the Moreau Center for Service & Justice.
In partnership with the Department of Social Work and the Moreau Center for Service & Justice, the UP Career Center invites all students to the upcoming Careers in Social Services Industry Night on Tuesday, March 10, from 4:15 to 6:15 p.m., in Franz Hall room 120.
Faculty and staff who work with students are asked to let them know they are welcome to this multidisciplinary event, especially those who are interested inopportunities and career paths within various local social service nonprofits and government agencies. Students can gain insight through a professional panel and informal roundtable Q&A, learn about volunteer, internship, and job opportunities, and hear what employers are looking for. Meet UP alumni professionals in the field and hiring managers from over ten local nonprofits. All are welcome regardless of major or class standing.
For questions or ADA accommodations, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or x7201.
The Moreau Center for Service and Justice invites all faculty and staff to our Holiday Open House on Wednesday, December 11, from 3 to 4:30 p.m., in St. Mary’s Student Center. Come take a break with hot cider, snacks, and gingerbread house decorating. For questions contact Theresa McCreary at email@example.com.
The Silent Auction is fast approaching, to be held Dec. 3-6, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in Bauccio Commons. We have received many wonderful donations already. As always, the more the merrier. This is just a reminder that we need donations to be delivered to the Moreau Center office in St. Mary’s as soon as possible Thank you for your support!
Don’t miss out on the great offerings at the Silent Auction. There are affordable things to purchase outright, and a wide range of wonderful items to bid on, including an autographed Timbers soccer ball! Don’t forget to purchase a raffle ticket in support of the Tanzania and Peru Immersions – you could be the happy winner of $165 in gift cards. We hope to see you there and we appreciate your support.
For more information, please contact Theresa McCreary, Moreau Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org or x7131
The annual Silent Auction fundraiser will benefit the Tanzania and Peru Immersions in early December. The Moreau Center for Service & Justice needs faculty and staff to help them out. Donations are the backbone to the success of this fundraising event. People may donate individually or as a group. We appreciate a wide range of items, from inexpensive to expensive, purchased or handcrafted, gifts of time or services, gently used items in great condition, or gift cards large or small. We request that items be delivered to the Moreau Center office in St. Mary’s before Thanksgiving. Thank you in advance for your support.
For more information, questions or ideas about what to donate, please contact Theresa McCreary, Moreau Center, at x7131 or email@example.com.
The annual Silent Auction fundraiser will benefit the Tanzania and Peru Immersions in early December. The Moreau Center needs faculty and staff to help them out. Donations are the backbone to the success of this annual fundraising event. People may donate individually or as a group. We appreciate a wide range of items, from inexpensive to expensive, purchased or handcrafted, gifts of time or services, gently used items in great condition, or gift cards large or small. We request that items be delivered to the Moreau Center for Service & Justice office in St. Mary’s before Thanksgiving. Thank you in advance for your support.
For more information, questions, or ideas about what to donate, please contact Theresa McCreary, Moreau Center, at x7131 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Post-Grad Service Day is coming up on Wednesday, October 23, and the Moreau Center for Service and Justice invites faculty and staff to join them in promoting a year of service. There are three ways to get involved and help support the event:
- Host a class visit: If you teach on Wednesday, please consider allowing 5-10 minutes at the beginning of class to have a representative from a post-grad service organization (see list below) speak to your students about the benefits of participating in a year (or more) of service after graduation. The reps are interested in speaking to students from a wide range of academic fields, especially those who might not initially consider a year of service. If interested and willing, please contact Sophie Charles (email@example.com) with your class name(s), meeting time(s), and location.
- Wear a button: If you participated in post-grad service, please consider wearing an “Ask me about my post-grad service!” button to help generate conversation about the benefits of post-grad service on October 23. If you would like to wear a button, contact Sophie (firstname.lastname@example.org), and one will be delivered to you.
- Join us for our annual Post-Grad Service Dinner and panel discussion that evening from 5:30-7 p.m., on the quiet side of the Commons. You’ll have the chance to can share informally with interested students about your experiences, as well as connect with colleagues who’ve participated in post-grad service. If you are able to join us that evening, please RSVP on Engage by October 16.
Representatives from the following organizations will be on campus on October 23
- Colorado Vincentian Volunteers
- Ethos Music Center
- Food Corps
- Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC)
- JVC Northwest
- Maggie’s Place
- Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos USA
- Peace Corps
- St. Joseph Worker Program
- Volunteers in Development, Education, and Solidarity (VIDES)
If you have questions, please reach out to Sophie Charles, x7235 or email@example.com.
As you head into the summer months and think about the upcoming year, the Moreau Center for Service and Justice would like to invite faculty and staff to consider serving as immersion accompaniers for the 2019-20 academic year. Applications are due by Sunday, September 15 using the online application found here, and Moreau Center staff would like to give ample time to consider this opportunity.
The immersion accompanier role is open to UP faculty or staff members in full-time, exempt positions who have a commitment to service and community engagement, a desire to encourage student formation, and a willingness to live simply while immersed in an extended experience with students. Immersion experiences offered next year are listed below:
- North Portland Civil Rights Immersion
- Rural Immersion (Yakima, WA)
End of Winter Break
- Urban Immersion (Portland)
- Border Immersion (US-Mexico Border)
- Affordable Housing Immersion (Pacific Northwest)
- Environmental Justice Immersion (Portland and Columbia River Gorge)
- Tanzania Immersion (2-3 weeks in May)
- Peru Immersion (2-3 weeks in May)
Any questions can be directed to Tyler Wagner, Moreau Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org.