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Community Service


It is in giving that we receive . . . ~ St. Francis of Assisi ~


Knowledge, while valuable in itself, is to be used in the service of others.

Neumann University Mission Statement


If interested contact:

Patrick J. McKenzie
Director of Campus Ministry
BMB 135

Maria Marx
Campus Minister
BMB 131


Our Service Projects provide students with opportunities to build character that is rooted in Franciscan values. These experiences of service assist students in addressing the causes of poverty, violence, and abuse and to keep focus on ways that will result in removing the barriers that keep individuals on the margins of society. Many service projects are done in collaboration with the ministries of our sponsoring religious community, the Sisters of Saint Francis of Philadelphia.


Campus Ministers also collaborate with other campus organizations to provide service opportunities for students. Campus Ministry co-sponsors service events with


  • Institute for Student Leadership Formation

  • The Institute for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development
  • Student Activities

  • Student Government

  • Resident Life Advisory Board

  • Orientation Leaders


Assisi House

Sign up HERE


A retirement home for the Sisters of Saint Francis of Philadelphia. Neumann students visit twice a month to engage in fellowship and social activities with the Sisters.


Site Information:
600 Red Hill Road
Aston, PA 19014


C.L.A.R.E. Program

Children Learning And Reaching Excellence. The C.L.A.R.E. Program is designed for students to give a helping hand with the students in after-school programs in the Chester area. Students help the children with homework, as well as model desired behavior by taking part in social activities.  Co-sponsored by Campus Ministry and the Education department, the C.L.A.R.E. Program is designated as a semester long experiential learning experience for education majors.  At the close of each semester, students gather as a group to engage in community reflection.

For more information contact:


Patrick J. McKenzie
Director of Campus Ministry
BMB 135



Louise Whitelaw
BMB - 332B


Camden Service Endeavor


The Mission of Camden Service Endeavor is to restore the dignity and quality of life of the Waterfront South community through programs for housing restoration, economic expansion and human development.

We visit twice a month - typically the first and second Saturday.

Transportation will be provided for Neumann students.


For more information, please call the campus ministry office 610-361-5307.

House of Joseph II

Sign up HERE


House of Joseph II is a home with 16 - 20 men and women living with AIDS. Volunteer to be a minister of presence and hospitality to the residents of this home.

Site Information:

Sr. Christa Rowe, OSC
Ministry of Caring
House of Joseph II
9 W. 18th Street

Wilmington, DE 19802


Transportation will be provided for Neumann students.

Delaware AIDS Walk


You can take action in the fight against AIDS by joining with thousands of others for Delaware AIDS Walk. Your efforts will support direct care services, prevention and education, counseling and testing, medical care, and public awareness efforts in your community.


Patrick J. McKenzie
Director of Campus Ministry
BMB 135


Poverty Awareness Week

An annual awareness co- sponsored by Campus Ministry and the Neumann Student Peace Alliance that focuses on various levels of systemic poverty in our world. We also sponsor a Fair Trade table during this week to bring an awareness of how we, as individuals, can do our small part in stopping global slavery and injustice.


Site Information:
Neumann University
One Neumann Drive
Aston, Pa 19014

Poverty Links


Keep the Dream Alive Benefit Concert


Gospel Choir
Praise Dance Team


An evening to address modern day issues of slavery and trafficking while honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This is a collaborative effort between campus ministry, the Sisters of Saint Francis of Philadelphia, and various student clubs on campus. The concert includes a free-will offering at the door and all proceeds are donated to Dawn’s Place of Philadelphia, which is a refuge for women who have been victims of human trafficking.

Date:  Spring 2015


Saint Francis Inn

Sign up HERE


The Saint Francis Inn is a soup kitchen unlike most others. Here the homeless are seated at "Tables for Four," in which they are served their meals at the tables by the volunteers. (Bi-monthly Program)


Site Information:
2441 Kensington Ave
(& Hagert Street)
Philadelphia, PA 19125

Contact: Sr. Leslie

Sandwiches for Survival

Sandwiches for Survival  

Every Monday at 3:00 p.m. peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are made by volunteers. These sandwiches are then sent down to the Catholic Social Services in Chester, PA. (Weekly Program)


Site Information:
Neumann University
Ministry Center, Room 137 BMB


Catholic Social Services Center
130 East 7th Street
Chester, PA 19013

Catholic Social Services provides counseling, case management, material assistance and volunteer placement services to all persons regardless of age, race or religion.


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