Compiled by Michael Byrne and Theresa Schliep
During winter break, a group of ten Fordham students spent time participating in service projects and visiting various cultural sites in New York City. Global Outreach, the program that sponsors the trip, has created many opportunities for Fordham students to get involved in service projects all around the globe. From Jan. 7-17 the ten students stayed at Our Lady of Refuge Rectory in Kingsbridge and primarily focused their attention on the Bronx. The students helped in an after-school program, assisted in fixing a house and distributed supplies to the homeless. Colette Berg, FCRH ‘16, led the trip and said that she hoped that working with different volunteer organizations would show students how many opportunities they have to get involved in their community. “There are so many ways of serving the community, and we wanted to discuss what speaks to us the most,” Berg said.