On March 18, all members the Haverford community—students, faculty, and staff—were invited to take a break from their usual Friday schedules to participate in volunteer projects at sites throughout the Philadelphia region in honor of the 34 years of service of the now-retired Marilou Allen.
The camp, which began on campus in 1964, hosted a record 300-plus kids last summer.
For Kathryn Ross ‘15, who has been committed to volunteer work since high school, joining the Peace Corps to teach English in Tanzania is a natural extension of her inclination towards community service.
As part of the observance of World AIDS Day, the iconic AIDS Memorial Quilt is on display in Founders Great Hall through December 4. The Quilt, which began in 1987 as a project to commemorate those that lost their lives to AIDS, has become the largest ongoing community arts project in the world.
A couple of weeks ago, six kindergarten classes from Mastery Charter School’s Smedley Elementary Campus in Northeastern Philadelphia came to Haverford’s campus on a trip supported by the College’s service organization 8th Dimension. The purpose of this field trip was to give these kindergarteners a glimpse at college life and reinforce college as a goal they should be working towards.