College Recognized As Top School for Service

The distinction comes from the Catholic Volunteer Network.

seniors-service-768.jpgManhattan College has been named a top school for service by the Catholic Volunteer Network (CVN). The distinction highlights the work of Campus Ministry and Social Action (CMSA), specifically in connecting college students with post-grad service opportunities nationally. It factored in placements for post-grad service opportunities, as well as results from a Catholic Volunteer Network survey that asks volunteers which college or university they attended.

“It's certainly very gratifying to have our work recognized by an independent, collegial body,” says Lois Harr, assistant vice president and director of CMSA. “The members of the CMSA staff have worked over the past few years to build up a body of knowledge and network of relationships regarding the kinds of programs that are available through CVN and other opportunities as well.”

The Catholic Volunteer Network fosters and promotes full-time domestic and international faith-based volunteer service opportunities for people of all ages, backgrounds and skills. In the past, Manhattan graduates have served with the Lasallian Volunteers and Jesuit Volunteer Corps, among many other service-based organizations. 

“For many years now, a student who comes by the Social Action Suite to ask about postgraduate volunteer programs will definitely leave with a copy of Response in their hands,” says Harr. “Response is CVN’s annual publication of volunteer opportunities. It lists more than 185 opportunities in the U.S. and abroad.” 

The CMSA team also collaborates with the Catholic Volunteer Network calendar and other local schools to set dates for its annual postgraduate volunteer fair, so that Manhattan students can meet recruiters and learn about opportunities for service.

Story by: John Dove ’18, ’20 MBA

By MC Staff