Community Service

Assumption will challenge you to discover your gifts and talents and in return use those gifts to make a positive difference in the world. 

How Will You Impact the Community?

At the heart of the University's mission is a call to not only form graduates known for critical intelligence but to instill in them the altruistic values of thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service. 

As a Catholic University, Assumption holds strong to its beliefs, to its traditions and values. At the core of those is the idea that there is no better use of our time, indeed, no better use of a life, than helping others. This call to serve is one of the core principles guiding our philosophy of education and what we think a life of meaning entails. 

The desire to help those in need is a vital element informing the mission of a number of organizations and departments such as Assumption Athletics, Campus Ministry, Community Service-Learning, and through the Office of Student Activities' 60+ clubs and organizations, including the Student Government Association. Be it through assisting the elderly with free tax preparation, interning at a local nonprofit, or shoveling snow from fire hydrants to help keep a neighborhood safe, Assumption students rise to the challenge of extending a helping hand to the city they are proud to call home for four years.

In addition to the above, students can contact Vinnie Sullivan-Jacques for more information regarding the following service opportunities. 

Reach Out Center

Assumption students serve the needy among our neighbors in Worcester through weekly and one-time service opportunities offered by the University's Reach Out Center.

Weekly Service Opportunities: Serve for an hour a week during the academic year with one of Assumption’s partner agencies in Worcester, including Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Pernet Family Services, Rainbow Childhood Development Center, Worcester Public Schools, and Nativity School of Worcester. Choose a type of service that interests you: mentor children, tutor teens, visit with veterans, refurbish abandoned houses, share a meal with adults in transition, teach religious education to children, lead recreational activities with children and adults with special needs. Van transportation is provided to the service sites for students who do not have cars on campus.

One-Time Service Opportunities: Athletic teams and other groups undertake one-time service projects during the academic year. The largest of these is Working for Worcester which brings together students from all of the universities in Worcester for a day in April to improve recreation infrastructure and opportunities within neighborhoods across the city.

Catholic Relief Services Social Justice Ambassadors

Catholic Relief Services Social Justice Ambassadors raise awareness, educate, and foster dialogue focused on issues of inequality, justice, and social change. Assumption is a Global Campus partner with Catholic Relief Services.

Greenhounds

Greenhounds is Assumption’s environmental club and promotes sustainable practices for the University and for individual members of the University community. 

Impacting the Community


Community Benefits Reports

Assumption students can be found in a number of areas throughout Worcester using their gifts and talents in service to those in need. it is through these opportunities that students refine their gifts, talents and passions as they provide for those who often go without.

How does Assumption Impact the Community?

First-rate Academics in a Catholic University Setting

Assumption University strives to form graduates known for critical intelligence, thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service. Rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition, the University pursues these ambitious goals through a curriculum grounded in the liberal arts that prepares students for professionally and personally rewarding lives of meaning.

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