Community Service is an important part of the Catholic faith tradition. Using Catholic Social Teaching as our foundation, Ursuline students are taught to put their faith into action – respecting the life and dignity of others, hearing the call to be part of a larger family of God through community, respecting and protecting the rights of others, placing priority in the needs of the poor and the most vulnerable in society, respecting the dignity of work and the rights of workers, learning to live in solidarity, and learning to care for God’s Creation.
Traditionally, Ursuline students are outstanding servant leaders in the Cincinnati area. Each year, over 90% of our students participate in some dimension of the service program. Many of these students invest 50, 75 or even 100 hours each year serving others through projects such as the Big Sisters program, Ronald McDonald House, Make a Difference Day, service trips, and more.
What makes this even more impressive is that we have no service hour requirement for graduation at Ursuline. Students who participate in community service touch the hearts of many hundreds of people in the greater Cincinnati area and beyond, and for these students their hearts and lives are changed by their service experiences.
The Community Service Leadership Board and many other service leaders will be hard at work planning the programs for the year. We know that it is going to be an outstanding year of service. You and your parents are encouraged to get involved in any of these projects—it just may change your life!
Ms. Krista Diehl, Community Service Coordinator (ext. 2225)
B.S., Elon University
2nd year at UA