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Center for Social Concern

Thank you!

There was an enormous amount of food, clothing and household goods that were donated as students moved out at the end of the academic year. Many tons of donations were given to our local Goodwill and St. Vincent dePaul community partners for their work with people who are unhoused, who have disabilities, who are poor, etc. Some of the food was donated to the Food4Flyers Food Pantry in the Brook Center. Some school supplies were donated to our Flyer Promise students. And much more.

Most people think about recycling as the most important thing we can do to help care for God's creation. However, reusing our goods and reducing what we have are at least as important. All of this keeps our landfills less full and reduces the amount of pollution caused by production of goods and non-perishable food. 

None of this could have happened without your generosity and the tremendous assistance of our volunteers. Thank you!

Faith/Mission 03.31.23

There are two things you aren’t supposed to talk about in polite conversation: religion and politics. A group of nine UD students and two campus ministers did it anyway–and did it politely–at the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering in Washington, DC. 

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Megan Dickinson, class of ’23, and Laura Toomb, senior lecturer in Communications, are this year's Miryam Award recipients. Laura Toomb has been reaching out to grieving mothers who have lost children, following the tragic death of her son. Megan Dickinson has led a shift in the culture of UD’s Club Water Polo team to be more welcoming to women.  Campus Ministry's Center for Social Concern presents the Miryam Award each year to someone who has contributed to improving and advancing the climate for women on campus.

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Volunteer Beyond UD
Think about doing a year or two of volunteering after you graduate. There are many good reasons to do it. Plus, programs like Marianist PULSE, the Jesuit Volunteer Program, Rostro de Cristo, Red Cloud Indian School, Cap Corps, Peace Corps, Mercy Volunteers and many others are contacting us to find great UD students for next year.
Beyond UD
BreakOut to Ecuador

A friendship between two biologists, one a Marianist in Ecuador and the other a professor at UD, has created and sustained the Center for Social Concern's BreakOut to Ecuador in this feature story in The University of Dayton Magazine, written by Dominic Sanfilippo '16.

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Praying the News

Praying the News is a current event podcast that emphasizes the efforts of the students, faculty, and staff here at the University of Dayton who work to stop injustices here in our community and in the world.

Listen to the podcast on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.


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Ways To Engage Newsletter
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