|Duchesne Events of the Week|
All Duchesne Center activities, events, lectures and meetings are posted on the "E-Newsletter" that is sent out to all students/staff and faculty twice per week.
Lastly, we welcome all students and faculty to stop by the Duchesne Center, located in Founder's Gallery Room 20, along with the Office of International Student Services and the MAP/Center for Academic Success. We have weekly events sheets in the Office as well.
Fall 2013 COMMUNITY SERVICE Weekly Events: revised 2 Oct. 2013
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.
Touch of Theatre (Westchester Arc): Fine Arts/Theatre/Dance activities On Campus 3:30-5pm Student Center Music Room
Open Arms: Tutoring for students in Stanford, CT. Depart Spellman at 4:15pm
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.
Dream-Catchers: College students engage young adults with special needs in a College experience. Student Center Theatre, 10:30am- 12:30 noon
Holy Rosary Church Project: Volunteers take part in three programs at Holy Rosary Church, helping out with the food pantry, open closet clothing store, and the morning soup kitchen. Depart from Spellman Hall, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Angels of Love: Volunteers will help infants in need by aiding in cutting out patterns for baby clothes. Founder’s Gallery, 11am. -1p.m.
Craft for a Cause: Creating art & craft goods for programs in need. 12pm-1pm in the Founders Gallery
Greenburg Nature Center: Assisting with animal husbandry. Depart Spellman at 1.30-4PM
Big Brother, Big Sister: A program where volunteers are paired up with a child mentee known as a “little brother” or “little sister.” Mentors come up with learning activities to share with the little sibling and also help out with homework. Depart from Spellman Hall, 2:30 p.m. -4:30 p.m.
Homework Buddies: Volunteers provide homework help for kids from Good Counsel. Depart from Spellman Hall, 2:30 p.m. -4:45 p.m.
Art of Dancing: Volunteers travel to the Don Bosco Community Center in Port Chester to teach children and teenagers different forms of dancing. Depart from Spellman Hall, 4:30 p.m. -6:30 p.m.
Mentoring Kids: Volunteers help the WestHab Family Shelters by providing academic and enrichment programs and fostering mentoring relationships between the WestHab children and student mentors. Volunteers will work with young children to provide opportunities to create and maintain a healthy, active lifestyle. Meet at First floor Founder’s Classroom, 5 p.m.- 7 p.m.
Teenage Enrichment: Volunteers work with teens from the WestHab Family Shelters. This program promotes positive thinking and healthy living for teenagers and focuses on fostering mentoring relationships between teens and student mentors. Meet at Dammann Pitt, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
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, 5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Connections: Volunteers are engaged in intergenerational programming and social bonding with senior citizens. Volunteers travel to senior citizen residences to engage in games, activities, and cultural projects. Depart from Spellman Hall, 6:30p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Touch of Dance (Westchester Arc): Fine Arts/Theatre/Dance activities On Campus 3.30-5PM Student Center Dance Studio
Nursing Home Visit: Visit to and activities with residents at the Waterburg Residences. Depart Spellman 5:30-7:30PM
On-Campus Semantico: Volunteers teach English to the Spanish community at Manhattanville. Meet at Faculty Dining Room, 9 p.m. -11 p.m.
We Remember Soldiers Campaign: Students will engage in letter writing to sveteran soliders and those on active duty. 1:30-2:30PM Duchesne Center
Friendly Connections: Volunteers are engaged in intergenerational programming and social bonding with senior citizens. Volunteers travel to senior citizen residences to engage in games, activities, and cultural projects. Depart from Spellman Hall, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. On the first and third Fridays of every month
Habitat for Humanity: Volunteers help build houses for families in need. Depart from Spellman Hall, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. on the first Saturday of the month
Sprout Creek Farm: Sprout Creek Farm is a 200-acre working farm in Dutchess County, NY that provides an integrated context for educational and spiritual development programs for young people and adults. At the farm, volunteers are given the chance to aid in farm work and social responsibility. Depart from Spellman Hall, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on the third Saturday of the month
Publicolor: Volunteers will participate in painting schools, shelters, and churches in the area. Departs from Spellman Hall, 9 a.m.- 3 am. On the second Saturday of every month
CAST Kids: Children’s Academy for Student Theater is a program focusing on the arts and drama where student volunteers facilitate theater exercises with children from the Port Chester Carver Center. Ex Theatre, Founder’s Hall, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Harrison Library: Assisting in computer, literacy and language skills, and Depart Spellman at 12:30pm
Humane Society: The Humane Society gives volunteers the opportunity to care for abandoned and rescued animals at the West Shore Animal Shelter in Harrison or the New Rochelle Humane Society Departs from Spellman Hall, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Children’s Hospital: Volunteers will visit local children’s hospitals and work with children that are ill. Depart Spellman Hall, 2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. on the second and fourth Sundays of every month.
Open program for daily volunteering: Students contract with organization for scheduling.
AMERICA Mentors Reading Buddies Caring Circle
Den for Grieving Kids Teens in Transition Guarding Angel GED PREP
Inspirica- Meal Program, Women’s, AIDS and Mental Health Shelters
COMMUNITY SERVICE ONE-TIME EVENTS:
Carnival Days: YWCA White Plains, Church Street School, White Plains
Sun-Shine Kids Special Olympic Day: various sites
Family Day: Yonkers Library
Diabetes Walk: Briarcliff
Breast Cancer Walk
Sun Shine Kids
All Hands Sandy Relief Project
Westchester Silent Gala Auction
World AIDS Day Lecture
RSVP Senior Citizen Day
We Remember Letter Writing Campaign
St Jude’s Up-Till Dawn Fundraiser
Worker Appreciation Day: honoring the (cafeteria and cleaning staffs)
Duchesne House Residents: overnight sleeping camp with children from a homeless shelter
Halloween at the Castle: working with the children from the shelter
Holly Jolly Christmas Celebration: working with the children from the shelter
Hatton W Summers Leadership Conference UT/Austin
Summer Campus: (Counselors needed-paid!)
Westchester Arc Summer Adventures Camp 6 weeks on campus
CAMP VIVA AIDS/HIV Camp off campus
Telem CAMP NA WE YHONE African Fambul Summer Camp off campus
On Semester Projects
Cast Fundraiser Every semester a special play is performed by Manhattanville students. The proceeds raised by the play's admission fee go to support the Children's Academy of Student Theater (CAST) and to take these children to see a play on Broadway in NYC.
Mentors are needed in the following programs: Ongoing programs students pick the day!
Work with elementary school students to help them improve their literacy skills once a week for 1 hour during the school day in a public school. You will meet with the same students every week to develop trust and create a “safe” environment in which to learn. The SMART program runs in elementary schools in Yonkers and Mount Vernon.
Reading Buddies After School
Help elementary school students with their homework assignments, which will include math and history as well as literacy, once a week for 1 hour from approximately 3pm-4pm in a public school. You will meet with the same students every week to develop trust and create a “safe environment in which to learn. The Reading Buddies After School program runs in elementary schools in Yonkers and White Plains.
Introduction to America
Bilingual volunteers needed to mentor High School students who are recent immigrants to the US. In addition to working to improve their English comprehension and communication skills, mentors will answer cultural and social questions. A commitment of 90 minutes once a week during the school day is required. Introduction to America runs at Yonkers Middle/High School.
Heart-song is nationally recognized for its program that utilizes the powerful tools of music therapy and art therapy enabling children with special needs to express themselves, regardless of their verbal and motoric skills and capabilities.
• Thanksgiving Drive – We are looking for volunteers in the area to run food drives at their school & place of work to contribute to our meal boxes that will be distributed to our clients and neighbors in the South end of Stamford. A food list will be available early September.
• Holiday Gift Collection- One of the largest regional programs to gather, organize, and deliver approximately 5,000 personalized, wrapped gifts to 2,500 children in Fairfield County affected by homelessness, HIV/AIDS, and/or poverty. We need volunteers to help host gift collection boxes, assist with wrapping parties and spread the word of this huge event! It would be fantastic if students could get Manhattanville clubs and organizations involved in this effort.
United Nations Prorams: If interested in attending UN Briefing on Thursdays- Monday is deadline for daily ground pass..
Free Speech Alley: Explore, Define an Issue of importance, and Express Your Ideas in Friendly Debate. 5:30-6:30PM Spellman Lounge.
United Nations Trip: Students interested in visiting and participating in UN events need to contact Wil Tyrrell on the Tuesday before for ID purposes to enter the UN on Thursdays. Leave M'ville at 8am and return by 1:30PM.
RELIGION & SPIRITUALITY:
Catholic Student Association- (CSA) meets every Sunday at 5:30PM Catholic Mass: every Sunday at 6PM in the O'Byrne Chapel. All are Welcome.
Jewish Student Association- (JSA) meets every Wednesday at 2:30 PM in the Dammann Pit. All are Welcome!
Muslim Student Association- (MSA) meets every Thursday at 8PM in the Founder's Mosque (Rm 235). Jummah Prayer: Friday's at 1:20 PM Founder's Mosque- Rm 235. All are Welcome!
Christian Fellowship- (CF) meets every Wednesday at 8PM and Sunday at 6PM in the Students' Center Music Room. All are Welcome!
Tuesdays: Spellman Sacred Spcae 9am.
Wednesdays: Zen Meditation at Empty Hand Zendo/New Rochelle. Leave Spellman at 6.30PM.
Thursdays: Spellman Sacred Space from 3-4PM.
YOGA: Spellman Sacred Space with Hatha Instructor Julie Broglin.
Wednesdays: 5:30-6:30PM and 7-8PM.
-The Duchesne Center Staff and our Partners!