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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, Justice Walks, World Youth Day, Hunger Awareness, etc.
  • 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.

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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.


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.

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Peace Week 
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
[email protected]