Last year 2,500 students, faculty and staff volunteered more than 50,000 hours of service in the community through opportunities such as academic mentoring and tutoring in the Bridgeport Public Schools, programs such as CURTIS Week, Community Connections and Habitat for Humanity
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For many Sacred Heart University students, summer break hasn’t been about sleeping in and going to the beach. Rather, it has meant helping others and making connections with new people. One student group worked with the Bridgeport-based nonprofit organization Simply Smiles, volunteering with the Lakota people at the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Reservation near La Plant, SD. Another group partnered with Guatemala university students to work on public health initiatives there and in Bridgeport.
The Sacred Heart University community recently raised approximately $13,000 at its 11th annual Relay for Life fundraiser. The walk-a-thon, which took place at the University’s William H. Pitt Center track, generated the money for the American Cancer Society to fund cancer research and assist patients and caregivers. The event also celebrated cancer survivors.
Sacred Heart University students, faculty and staff joined members of the greater Fairfield community April 27 for the seventh annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event in downtown Fairfield.