Catholic Relief Services Student Ambassadors

CRS ambassadors present Fair Trade poster.

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is the official international humanitarian agency of the U.S. Catholic community, serving more than 100 countries around the world. Working in solidarity with CRS, Manhattan College’s CRS Student Ambassadors mobilize campus engagement through tangible acts of solidarity with the global poor to build a just and peaceful world.

Our CRS Student Ambassadors are trained by CRS to inspire their peers, advocate for change and bring awareness to worldwide issues and topics including:

  • Food security
  • Water and sanitation
  • Fair trade
  • Human trafficking, immigration and migration

In addition to hosting awareness activities, film screenings and guest speakers from CRS throughout the year, the Student Ambassadors organize and support events, including:

  • The Hunger Banquet - a communal dinner and dramatization of the world’s inequitable food distribution
  • Sustainable September - a month-long program of events to increase awareness and encourage action on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals
  • Rice Bowls - a Lenten prayer and almsgiving program that benefits hungry and impoverished communities around the world

How to Join

Students are recruited to join CRS Student Ambassadors each fall. Typically, you need to be nominated by a peer who can speak to your involvement in service and the campus community. Learn more at the biannual activities and volunteer fair which happens at the start of each fall and spring semester, or contact the group directly at


Kevin Ahern
(718) 862-3865

Lois Harr
(718) 862-7142