Community Outreach: Presidential Service Scholars: Each student representative completes 300 hours per calendar year of general community service or areas of education including college readiness, access, and success. These representatives receive training and leadership development while serving compelling community needs, and ultimately a AmeriCorps Segal Education award in return for their service.
Noxen Community Outreach Project: The Noxen Community Outreach Project stems from a recognized local community need. We’ve established a relationship with several community leaders to provide services to this impoverished community, just 10 miles from the Misericordia Campus. Volunteers serve in many programs, including the community food bank, clothing closet, library, and tutoring/mentoring program "Starry Knights".
Days of Service: Specific Days of Service are held throughout the year; Mercy Day of Service, MLK Day of Service, 9/11 Day of Service, and a series of service days during first year Orientation.
Holiday Meal Outreach Projects: Each year, the campus community sponsors local families with a holiday meal (Thanksgiving, Easter) “from the Turkey to the tablecloth”. We typically serve about 100 families who have been recommended by social service agencies, and they’re sponsored by clubs, organizations, and individual donors.
Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week: During this week, our school takes part in a nationwide effort to bring greater awareness to the problems of hunger and homelessness. This includes a full week of events, including a poverty simulation, various speakers, sponsoring meals for people experiencing homelessness, and service projects for local agencies serving the food insecure.
Community Work Study: Community Work Study began with the program America Reads\America Counts (AR/AC) in 2002. ARAC is a partnership between Misericordia University and several local schools and learning facilities, providing a high quality mentoring program that enriches learning opportunities for both college and elementary school students. This federally funded program is geared towards increasing the reading and math proficiency of America’s youth in elementary and middle schools. Each year, dozens of Misericordia students are trained as reading and math tutors, who make a tremendous difference in the lives of the children with whom they work. Since its inception, we’ve expanded the program to include other non-profit organizations that serve a variety of community needs, beyond an education-only focus.
McAuley Scholars Housing: The McAuley Scholars House is open to students in all majors, who have an interest in exploring and developing their service and leadership skills. This house focuses on creating an environment for students that fosters personal and civic growth. Students engage in a variety of service experiences, including group service projects and routine individual volunteerism. A variety of dynamic programs, activities, and events focusing on service and leadership are offered to students living in this house. The McAuley Scholars House (also known as the 111 Lake Street property) is located on our lower campus, nestled close to both Passan Hall and the Presidents home.