President's Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge Mid-year Report
December 1, 2011
Launched in September 2011, the President's Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge is an invitation to institutions of higher education to commit to a year of interfaith and community service programming on campus. Through the Challenge, Georgetown University continues to build upon a long tradition and commitment to service and community impact, and this report highlights campus-wide efforts during the fall 2011 semester. Several hundred students participated in regular and one-time service activities during the semester, such as serving meals to the homeless through a mobile soup kitchen, preparing dental kits for distribution at a shelter, and donating the dollar equivalent of remaining meals from their university meal plans to support Martha’s Table. Students also had the opportunity to explore other faith traditions, engage in interreligious dialogue, and reflect together on their interfaith and community service experiences.