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Community Outreach - University Ministry

Students Spend Breaks Helping Others

UDM’s Student Service trips allow students to live the charisms of the Jesuits and Sisters of Mercy by offering “compassionate service to those most in need” and developing “men and women for others.”  During the 2011-2012 school year, 40 students and 11 colleagues traveled to such locations as New Orleans, La.; Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; Sacramento, Calif.; Los Angeles; El Paso, Texas; Chicago; Salem, W. Va. and Detroit to help those in need: building and rebuilding, dealing with immigration issues, hunger and homelessness, urban and rural poverty, and food issues.

Campus Kitchen at UDM

The Campus Kitchen Project is an emerging leader in community service for students and resourceful anti-hunger programs for communities around the country. UDM is the first Campus Kitchen in the State of Michigan. Approximately 300 students participate in the program to provide 2,000 meals annually to community members.