With projects throughout the academic year, St. Edwards Reflect, Volunteer, Engage (SERVE) 1 Day partners with Austin nonprofits to create meaningful and engaging projects that benefit students and the organizations where we serve.
Most projects take place on Saturdays. Past sites have included beautification of parks, removing invasive species, building a playground, and painting classrooms.
At each SERVE 1 Day, team leads help small groups engage in the project while getting to know each other. Team leads also help in leading reflection, which is an opportunity to connect how the work we are doing helps the organization and improves the community.
September: First Year Service Project
Welcome to the Hilltop! Freshmen and transfer students are encouraged to get out and serve the local community as you make Austin your home.
October: Homecoming Service Project
Getting involved in the local community by volunteering is one of the best was we show our Topper Pride! All are welcome to serve with the possibility for team members to earn points towards the Topper Cup.
November: Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Service Project
Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week (HHAW) is a university-wide campaign where different areas on campus sponsor events relating to hunger and homelessness in the local, national and global community. As part of this week, we will spend time at local nonprofits that combat hunger and work towards housing individuals and families.
February: Blue & Gold Service Project
Let's paint the town blue & gold! Wear your colors while you serve the community.
March: National Holy Cross Day of Service
With a network of over 15 high schools and six colleges and universities, the Holy Cross network spans coast to coast. The National Holy Cross Day of Service is a united effort of faith in action for the communities where each school is located.