Learning by Doing (Corporal Works of Mercy)
At Donnelly, we believe that learning extends beyond the classroom and into the community. As part of our 服务学习 initiative, your instructors will incorporate meaningful service that targets real-world needs.
服务学习 is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience; teaching civic responsibility and strengthening communities.
As part of the Donnelly mission and Strategic Plan, service-learning activities incorporate the corporal works of mercy found in the teachings of Jesus Christ and give students a model of how they should treat all human beings. It is a tradition at Donnelly to host a 服务日 at the beginning of each academic year. 在这次活动中, students fulfill our mission by feeding the hungry, 为无家可归者提供庇护, visiting the sick and incarcerated, burying and honoring the dead and giving alms to the poor.
Student Learning Outcome: 学生 will have the ability to connect academic inquiry to actions that will improve society and serve the community.
TurnStyles节俭 offers bargain prices on unique clothes, affordable housewares and more with the proceeds supporting more than 20 programs run by Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. Some of their programs include food pantries and meal programs, 接种疫苗的诊所, refugee and immigrant resettlement and adoption services. Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas is the main donor of food to 唐纳利校园橱柜. 学生 sort and price items for the TurnStyles节俭 store in Mission, Kansas.
KCK Housing Authority (Community Gardens) staff assist community and backyard gardeners throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area to improve nutrition, 降低食品成本, 对抗肥胖, 增加体力活动, encourage neighborhood leadership and promote locally grown and sustainable food. KCCG has grown from a staff of three to 26 and currently supports 670 community garden and orchard sites and 2,548名家庭园丁! During 服务日, students assist staff in the garden.
希望配送中心 is a mission of Catholic Charites of Northeast Kansas. It serves as the central location for food distribution to our Family Support Center food pantries and 21 counties served by Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. The warehouse helps us ensure a balanced inventory for all our pantries, including 唐纳利校园橱柜. During 服务日, students stock the pantry.
Splitlog Farm works with local schools and other partners to provide fresh produce to neighborhood 家庭 and create a safe, fun and educational outdoor space and opportunities for kids to grow, 学习和玩耍. During 服务日, students help with fall planting and garden prep.
hg8868皇冠登录入口 has been an oasis of quality, Catholic higher education in the heart of Kansas City, 在堪萨斯呆了75年. In keeping with Donnelly's value of community, students pick up trash around Donnelly’s grounds and parking garage, Bishop Ward’s campus and the Sister Servants of Mary grounds.
Gray Horse Equine Assisted Therapy works with individuals, 家庭, 组, corporations and other professionals to improve quality of life and to uncover and resolve counterproductive patterns. 学生 assist with cleaning and painting around the facility.