Albertus Magnus College Holds Fourth Annual Service Day

Accepting Donations for Relief in Ukraine

New Haven, Conn., March 31, 2022 – The Four Dominican Pillars of Study, Prayer, Community, and Service are lived each day at Albertus Magnus College, a Catholic College in the Dominican Tradition. In dedication to service of others,  the Albertus Community is volunteering on its Fourth Annual Service Day, as a way to give back to the New Haven  community by helping others grow and prosper. 

This year’s event, entitled Albertus Serves, will be held on Thursday, April 7 with a rain date of Friday, April 8. In commitment to our Albertus mission of outward action and the common good, there will be no classes held  on Service Day so that students, faculty, and staff have the opportunity to participate in our Pillar of Service. 

For folks in our larger community unable to attend, we will also be accepting donations for relief in  Ukraine through Catholic Relief Services and their partners on the ground, Caritas Ukraine. A donation link will be shared on the Albertus Service Day webpage. We look forward to taking this day to increase a spirit of service in all of us. 

The day begins in the Tiers Parking Lot with breakfast, check-in, and a sending forth blessing. T-shirts will be provided  but volunteers are reminded to please wear closed-toe shoes and bring bottled water. Participants then go to their site  placements which include: the Albertus Community Garden; Spring Learning Center; St. Martin de Porres Church; Albertus Grounds and 490 Prospect Street; St. Stanislaus Church; Amistad House; There’s No Place Like Home Inc.;  Edgerton Park; East Rock Park and the New Haven Botanical Garden of Healing Dedicated to Victims of Gun Violence. 

“We look forward to taking this day to increase a spirit of service in all of us,” said Hallie Douglas Barsody, coordinator  for Dominican Ministries and Service at Albertus. 

Clean-up will end at Noon when students, faculty, and staff return to the Tiers Parking Lot for lunch and reflection.

About Albertus Magnus College

About Albertus Magnus College: Albertus Magnus College, founded in 1925, is a Catholic College in the Dominican tradition. It is recognized by external rankings such as US News & World Report Best Colleges, Money Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education. The College has an enrollment of 1,500 students in its traditional undergraduate program, accelerated adult degree programs, and 12 graduate programs, including a new Master of Public Administration and the only Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling program in Connecticut. In the last year, the College received two significant Federal grants in support of student success and well-being: a $300,000 grant from the Department of Justice and a $1.9 million Title III grant from the Department of Education.