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Community service is a great way for Curry students to learn and grow by actively participating in organized service experiences that successfully meet the needs of the greater community. Participating in community service provides students with opportunities through which they can reach out to the surrounding area and work to fight for social causes.
Business Management major Christine Nguyen talks about the experience of interning at a large company like Reebok/Rockport in Canton, Massachusetts, and the support she received from her site supervisor, Dawn Erickson MBA '14.
Each Wednesday throughout the academic year, students from Curry College visit Pierce Middle School in Milton, mentoring younger students through art as part of the Eye to Eye project. Eye to Eye is a national program that matches college-age students with younger students with learning disabilities and ADHD, with the older students acting as tutors, role models, and mentors.
The Curry College Men's Hockey team again partnered with Team IMPACT to recruit its newest player - seven-year old Aidan Collins. For the past few years, Aidan has been battling Wilms' Tumor, a pediatric form of kidney cancer.
Kylerr Bucano, a junior criminal justice major at Curry College, wanted to make his college experience more meaningful. So after hearing from a teammate on his basketball team that Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay had over 800 kids waiting for mentors in the Boston area, he immediately knew he wanted to get involved.
The Curry College men's and women's basketball teams recently hosted free skills clinics for boys and girls from the Town of Milton in Grades 3 through 8. The program was offered to members of the town's Snow Ball Winter Weekend Youth Basketball League. A total of more than 70 young Milton residents participated over the two-night event.
For the second year in a row the Curry Men's Lacrosse Team volunteered at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, on Sunday, September 29. A group of more than 30 members of the team showed up at Moakley Park in South Boston at 5:30 a.m. to help in a number of roles.
Curry Softball held its 15th annual Alumni game on Sunday, September 29, where 18 softball alums returned to the diamond, ready for action. A pre-game ceremony featured the recognition of several student-athletes, along with a "Draft Day" signing of Team IMPACT's Lauren Dunn to the current team.
Nursing students engage and interact with residents of the Simon C. Fireman Residential Community, an independent senior housing complex affiliated with Hebrew Senior Life. Through this intergenerational students and older adults benefit from discussion, reflection and experiential learning. These enriching encounters promote an enhanced awareness and appreciation for the worth and dignity of each individual.
The Curry College Athletic Department has once again partnered with Team IMPACT, this time welcoming Rachel Wojcik, 10 as an honorary team member of the Curry Colonels Women's Lacrosse Team and Shane Heffernan, 13 to the Curry football squad. Wojcik was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in June of 2011, while Heffernan suffers from Cystic Fibrosis.
In the spring of 2013, the Curry College Men's Hockey team answered the challenge of the Mass. Hospital School Sled Hockey team. The game was a re-match of sorts as the Curry Hockey team was trying to avenge their loss in Wheelchair Football in the Fall.
The "Skate with the Colonels" event took place at Max Ulin Ice Skating Rink in Milton on January 14, 2013. The opportunity was made available as an auction item during the recent Milton Foundation for Education gala. The winners, along with friends and coaches from Milton Youth Hockey, skated and received some pointers from members of the Colonels Hockey squad.
Curry College student volunteers partnered with campus offices to collect donations and feed thousands of Massachusetts families this holiday season. Over a two-week period, the Curry College community collected 6,170 pounds of nutritious and non-perishable food and donated it to the Greater Boston Food Bank.
The Colonels women's lacrosse team participated in the 'Light The Night' walk around Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield on Sunday, September 30, 2012. The annual fundraising walk helps support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's efforts to pay tribute and honor those battling cancer.
As part of Curry Athletics ongoing community outreach efforts, members of the Colonels hockey team partcipated in a wheelchair football game with students who have spinal cord injuries at the Massachusetts Hospital School in Canton.