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Social Action

We believe that giving back to the community teaches us lessons that can only be learned by serving, lessons that deepen our faith.

We see faith and service as inextricably connected; while faith inspires the service we do, it is still nurtured by service.

We continue to embody the Vincentian mission through its Faith and Service programs. We invite you to explore our various service opportunities and academic and scholarship programs that incorporate service and hope that you will be inspired to take part in this St. John’s experience. 

CRS Ambassadors

CRS Ambassadors on campus are part of a national community of students committed to advancing global justice, peace, and human dignity.

Open to all students of the university, the CRS Ambassadors program unites all students who not only hope for, but work towards, a more just world.

What CRS Ambassadors Do

  • Awareness Campaigns
  • Vincentian service
  • CRS Fair Trade (sale every Friday)
  • CRS Rice Bowl
  • Legislative Advocacy
  • Fundraising Campaigns
  • Prayer Services
  • Vigils
  • Annual university events such as: Peace Week, Hunger Awareness Month, Justice Walks
  • Professional development off campus through conferences and organization visits

Become a Member!

If interested in becoming a CRS Ambassador, you will have the opportunity to be trained, attend various events and conferences, and help the organizations' efforts! Please follow on social media for meeting times and free events: @stjohnscrs.

Social Justice Book Club

Join your peers who like to read in community and with meaning.  The club includes a free copy of the book and meals at each gathering.  Members also get to help choose the next installment read!  Past books have been: Tattoos on the Heart, The Girl from Aleppo and The Hate U Give.

Advocacy

Interested in working for systemic change that recognizes poverty and inequity as oppressive?  Join in advocacy efforts both in-district and on Hill visits to Washington D.C.  Take advantage of additional development and learning opportunities at the United Nations and with grassroots organizations around the NYC area.

 

Hunger Awareness Month
To realize, react and remember the one in six men, women and children in America that struggle with food insecurity every day, Campus Ministry, in conjunction with Multicultural Affairs (Queens and Staten Island campuses), Student Wellness and the student groups of Campus Ministry and Campus Activities, among others, present the annual Hunger Awareness Month. There is a lineup of activities that will capture the University’s mission in action.

Throughout the month of November, students will be invited to participate in efforts to combat the alarming statistics and realities that surround hunger and homelessness, this November we encourage the St. John's community to get involved.  Should you or any student you know be experiencing Food Insecurity, please share the following link: stjohns.edu/food.  

Service will be taking place throughout the month as well. This is our opportunity to make a difference. All students are welcome to join us for these events.

Peace Week 2019
Headed by the CRS Ambassadors, and joined by their collaborators from across campus, Peace Week is a weeklong event schedule of opportunities in September to promote, experience, and pray for peace in our university community and our world!

Some events include: Peace Concert, Sleep Out for the Homeless, International Day of Peace and Peace Vigil.

For events see Instagram: @stjohnsCRS 

Contact Us

Victoria O’Keefe
718-990-8075
[email protected]

Students for Life

Students for Life is a pro-life organization whose members come from all faith backgrounds to advocate for life in all of its stages both on campus and in the community. We seek to promote respect for life and awareness of life issues such as abortion, euthanasia, domestic violence, war, murder, abuse, hate crimes, genetic engineering, human trafficking, and capital punishment through opportunities for education, discussion, advocacy, and direct service in the greater community.

Organization's Mission
The purpose of this organization is to promote the respect and dignity of all human life from conception in the womb until natural death. This Shall be in accord with the moral teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and in Obedience to the Holy Father.

Signature Events
March for Life, 40 Days for Life, Spiritual Adoption, Sidewalk Advocacy, Graveyard of the Innocent, Red Letter Day, Service Projects, and film & speaker series on life issues

Membership Qualifications
GPA: 2.5

Faculty Moderator
Meg Rodriguez
Resident Campus Minister
Century Hall
718-990-5058
[email protected]

Journey for Justice Program

St. John’s University students will have the opportunity to travel to Montgomery, Alabama and Atlanta, Georgia to study the histories of racial violence and civil rights in the United States, reflect more deeply on our connected Vincentian values through service to the local community, and better. 

Applications and interviews are required. 

 For more information, contact Angela Seegel, [email protected], 718-990-2680.