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Are You Called To Serve?

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Women who participated in the 2009 Called to Serve program. (Photo: Courtesy of Sr. Kathi Sleziak OP)

Women who participated in the 2009 Called to Serve program. (Photo: Courtesy of Sr. Kathi Sleziak OP)

Called to Serve is a program that is open to college-age women. It offers an opportunity to create community, serve those who are most vulnerable, pray together, and study the issues that affect those we are serving. Here are some of the details:

  • Service weeks are May 9-21, 2010;
  • Room and board provided at Aquinata Hall on the Marywood Campus, Grand Rapids, Michigan;
  • Intentional and creative focus on Dominican Values of Prayer, Study, Community and Service;
  • Meaningful service opportunities in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area;
  • Participants will be engaged in the community building and decision making;
  • Study and prayer experiences will be connected to service;
  • Opportunities to build relationships with Dominican Sisters;
  • Meet and interact with other young women of similar values and interests.

Among other activities, the women are able to choose four different sites where they will be working to serve those in our community. Some of those options are (those listed in green are links to the specific organizations for your ease of information:  Cook Library Center, Guardian Angels Homes, Kid's Food Basket, United Church Outreach Ministry (UCOM) , Rays of Hope for Haiti ,   Blandford Nature Center, Access of West Michigan, Habitat for Humanity, West Michigan Refugee Education and Cultural Center, Cherry Street Health Services - AmeriCorps, Westminster Child Development Center, and Women at Risk.

For more information or to apply, email  Sister Kathi Sleziak, OP or call Sister Kathi at 616.643.0378.

submitted by: Rosemary Steers, Communications Specialist || Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids

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