University students, faculty members and staff will join
forces with nearly 100 community partners across Chicago on May 4 to
participate in service projects across the city. This is the 13th year for
DePaul’s Vincentian Service Day,
faculty members, staff, family and friends of DePaul University and nearly 100
community partners including Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind, Erie
Neighborhood House, Friends of the Parks, Marillac House and Willow Chicago.
will plant flowers and vegetables, trim bushes, mulch trees, clear weeds and
trash in neighborhoods across the city of Chicago during DePaul University’s
13th Vincentian Service Day. The annual event is an opportunity for members of
the DePaul University family and community partners to come together in Chicago
neighborhoods for a day of service. Volunteers are advised to “be prepared to
get dirty” as they pitch in to paint and beautify parks, clean classrooms, move
books, deep clean kitchens, wash windows, assemble cat carriers or help with a
3-on-3 youth basketball tournament.
May 4 | 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
8 a.m. Kickoff at DePaul’s
Lincoln Park Campus, Athletic Center, 2323 N Sheffield Ave. Snacks and T-Shirt
8:15 a.m.-9 a.m. Morning Program
9 a.m. Dismissal to Service
Sites (see media contacts for more
10 a.m.1 p.m. – Service
1 p.m. Depart Service Sites
1:30-3:30 p.m. Picnic and Peace
Festival, DePaul’s Quad located at Fullerton and Seminary Avenue in Lincoln
will be at an estimated 75 service sites in neighborhoods across the city from
Humboldt Park to Uptown, Logan Square to Pilsen, Old Town to North Lawndale,
Lincoln Park to Garfield Park — all over the city and adjacent communities,
Service Day puts DePaul’s Vincentian mission of service and social justice into
practice. It creates an opportunity for students to personally experience the
different communities in Chicago in a way that aligns with our university
mission. Vincentian Service Day provides space and time to experience the
margins of society first-hand. In this way, DePaul students, faculty, and staff
can become agents of social transformation by experiencing spiritual awakening
and social awareness.
NOTE TO PHOTOJOURNALISTS/PRODUCERS/REPORTERS: Not all service
sites are open for photos and interviews. Please contact Jon Cecero in DePaul’s
Office of Public Relations and Communications to coordinate times and
locations. His contact information is firstname.lastname@example.org, 312-362-7640 direct
line or 817-688-1012 cell.
Coordinator for Service Days