Alumnae Day of Service
On Thursday, May 18, Lincoln alumnae and friends participated in service projects across the country during the second annual Alumnae Day of Service! Read more about each project below.
BAY AREA ALUMNAE SERVICE PROJECT
Host: Juliana Raimondi '99
Organization: The Unity Council
Description: Volunteers helped prepare public trash receptacles for a project that will turn them into mosaics, and also weeded and swept Fruitvale Plaza.
About The Unity Council: The Unity Council is a non-profit community development corporation committed to enriching the quality of life of families and small businesses, primarily in the Fruitvale District of Oakland. Its mission is to help families and individuals build wealth and assets through comprehensive programs of sustainable economic, social, and neighborhood development.
BOSTON ALUMNAE SERVICE PROJECT
Host: Mih-Ho Cha Neenan '81 & Eleanor Cutler Rineck '06
Organization: Rosie's Place
Description: Volunteers prepared and served dinner for 100+ guests of Rosie's Place.
About Rosie's Place: Rosie’s Place was founded in 1974 as the first women’s shelter in the United States. Its mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment that helps poor and homeless women maintain their dignity, seek opportunity, and find security in their lives.
CHICAGO ALUMNAE SERVICE PROJECT
Host: Abbey Canning '09
Description: Volunteers had the opportunity to interact with residents through a hands-on experience in a variety of settings, including the bakery, art studio, and the gift shop.
About Misericordia: Misericordia offers a community of care that maximizes potential for persons with mild to profound developmental disabilities, many of whom are also physically challenged. By serving society’s most vulnerable citizens, Misericordia also serves the families who want the best for them, yet cannot provide it at home.
PROVIDENCE ALUMNAE SERVICE PROJECT
Host: Joan Mathieu-Tate '77 & Catherine Syner Shagalian '96
Organizations: AHope, DORCAS, McAuley House, Refugee Dream Center
Description: Lincoln's Community Action Day is rooted in community outreach and action, informed by a mutually-beneficial partnership. This year, the focus was on refugee services that are currently offered in the state of Rhode Island. Alumnae began the day at Lincoln for a community panel, where the four organizations above discussed the services needed. They then headed out into the community with the students to participate in a community-designed project at Dorcas, an organization dedicated to this cause.