Community Benefits Report

Community service is at the heart of the Assumption College mission. The call to serve is one of the core principles guiding our philosophy on education and how we choose to live.

Serving Those in Need

Community service is at the heart of our identity. Each year, Assumption students, faculty and staff contribute countless volunteer hours to the city of Worcester and partner with a variety of civic and charitable organizations to benefit local residents. We’re proud of our hometown, and we’re proud of what we’ve accomplished here.

Our annual Community Benefits Brochure provides details of the College community’s efforts in several key categories, along with a few in-depth articles highlighting some of our ongoing programs and new endeavors. From planting community gardens to mentoring local students, we’re working to build a better Worcester and light the way for an even brighter tomorrow.

How Assumption Students Impact the Community


2018-2019 Community Benefits Report

Regardless of a student’s chosen major at Assumption, inextricably weaved throughout all academic disciplines – and many co-curricular programs – is the importance of engagement within one’s community. At Assumption, we shape students into being the best individuals and leaders that they can be; to set forth their innate passions to positively impact the world.

2018-2019 Community Benefits Report

2017-2018 Community Benefits Report

The formation of Assumption College students begins with imparting upon them a sense of purpose; to use their gifts and knowledge not only to advance a career, but also to make meaningful contributions to the world in which they live, in particular to those in the greatest of need. Through a number of endeavors that teach students the importance of thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service, Assumption students can be found in many areas of the city of Worcester applying their talents in service of others.

2018-2017 Community Benefits Report

2016-2017 Community Benefits Report

Assumption College students, staff and faculty have made an impact in nearly every Worcester neighborhood. In just the last academic year alone, Assumption students volunteered more than 135,000 hours in service to the people, neighborhoods and organizations in Worcester. If asked to place a dollar amount on the contributions the College makes to the city through service, such a figure would easily number in the millions.

2016-2017 Community Benefits Report

2015-2016 Community Benefits Report

How do we define success? Is it defined by the accumulation of wealth, in the accumulation of prestige, or does it mean something deeper – something much more important? Here at Assumption, we believe success means a life well-lived, a life that is guided by a dedication to one’s fellow men and women. Success is measured not by what we gain, but what we can provide to others.

 

2015-2016 Community Benefits Report

2013-2014 Community Benefits Report

To Fr. Emmanuel d’Alzon, the founder of the Assumptionist order, an education was not simply a path to personal gain – its fruits were to be shared with everyone. It was not enough to succeed on one’s own, it was imperative that one also help others succeed. Today, Assumption College is proud to continue this rich educational philosophy of Fr. d’Alzon. We believe that a well-lived life is one that sparks a light that illuminates the world and that service to others is a hallowed obligation we are privileged to undertake, a lesson we aspire to instill in our students.

2013-2014 Community Benefits Report