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Service, Community & Solidarity in Providence, R.I.

August 25 - August 29, 2012

Sponsored by Campus Ministry, ​FaithWorks is a new service-immersion program in Providence, R.I. for incoming freshmen at Providence College. FaithWorks will take place from Saturday, August 25 through Wednesday, August 29. All participants must arrive on campus by 12pm on Saturday, August 25. The program will conclude on Wednesday, August 29 in time for all students to fully participate in the New Student Orientation Program.

FaithWorks will enable new PC students to build community with their peers, perform service work for vulnerable populations in Providence, and reflect on the significance of this work for their lives. Approximately 35 students will participate in the first FaithWorks service-immersion. The program is facilitated by a team of Campus Ministry staff and student coordinators, who are current juniors and seniors at PC. FaithWorks seeks participants with a diversity of spiritual backgrounds and welcomes individuals of all religions.

Through direct service work and conversations in the community, FaithWorks will allow participants to understand the city of Providence from the perspective of Catholic social service agencies and the underprivileged residents, groups, and neighborhoods that those programs serve. FaithWorks participants will serve the homeless, volunteer at St. Martin de Porres senior center, and support the immigration and refugee services of the Diocese of Providence.

Group reflection will be central to the FaithWorks program. Campus Ministry staff and student coordinators will facilitate conversations that ground the group's service work in spiritual values and beliefs. FaithWorks will also include fun daytime and evening activities in the Providence area. It will be a great opportunity to meet other students and learn more about PC.

After FaithWorks, participants and student coordinators will meet montly in order to continue supporting one another. These meetings will promote a community of solidarity and service at PC. Student coordinators and Campus Ministers will share the joys and challenges of trying to integrate a life of contemplation and action.

Cost:

Participation on FaithWorks is FREE! Transportation, accommodations, and meals are included free of charge to all FaithWorks participants.

Application Information:

  • The application process for FaithWorks ended on July 6th.

  • If you are interested in participating in FaithWorks but did not submit an application before July 6th, please contact Richard Lumley. It may be possible for you to participate in this program.

Questions about FaithWorks?

Questions about FaithWorks should be addressed to Richard Lumley, Campus Minister for Global Service & Justice (401.865.2216; rlumley@providence.edu).

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