Sophomore Day of Service

As part of Jesuit’s community service curriculum, all sophomores are required to perform a day of service. Groups of roughly ten students, together with a faculty chaperone, take a Saturday to assist with an important charitable effort in the community. Jesuit organizes a wide variety of offerings for these sophomore service days. Some groups do construction work with Habitat for Humanity or Youth Rebuilding New Orleans to reduce blight and increase access to affordable housing in the area. Others sort and pack food at Second Harvest Food Bank to assist those unable to adequately feed their families. Other groups might tutor or perform a beautification project at a nearby school. Some groups have begun preparing meals and performing odd jobs at Ronald McDonald House, which serves families who have traveled to New Orleans to receive medical care. The sophomore day of service is meant to serve as an introduction to the students’ much larger, more intensive 100-hour project that begins in their junior year.

If you have any questions concerning Jesuit’s sophomore days of service, contact Kevin Murphy, Jesuit’s Director of Community Service, at (504) 486-6631 or murphy@jesuitnola.org.