Albertus Magnus College Holds Third Annual Day of Service

COVID Safety Precautions in Place

New Haven, Conn., April 9, 2021 – The students, faculty, and staff at Albertus Magnus College are volunteering on this Third Annual Day of Service as a way to give back to the New Haven community, help them grow and prosper, and for the Falcon Family to continue to live up to the College’s Four Dominican Pillars of Study, Prayer, Community, and Service.  

This year’s event, entitled Albertus Serves (#AlbertusServes), will be held on Thursday, April 15, 2021 beginning at 8:30 am in the Tiers Parking Lot.  The rain date is Saturday, April 17.  The Albertus Community is especially looking forward to this community outdoor clean-up because last year’s was cancelled due to the pandemic.  This year’s goal is to attract 95 volunteers as this is the College’s 95th Anniversary.

The day begins 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 a water bottle (one of several COVID provisions).  Participants then go to their site placements which include:  the Albertus Community Garden; Spring Learning Center; Eld Street and Lincoln Street Dominican Sisters Residence; 490 Prospect Street; Rosary Hall and Celentano Field; St. Martin de Porres Church; All Saints Catholic Academy; Farmington Canal Trail (Hamden); Newhallville Green Space; Amistad House; and notable this year is remote students are encouraged to participate by cleaning up areas near their homes.

Volunteers are reminded to adhere to the College’s rules regarding COVID safety by wearing a mask, keeping socially distant; and utilizing the #CampusClear app on that day.  For more information on pandemic policies and procedures, go to our website.

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.