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Service Day: Registration Now Open!

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Registration is now open for the 2014 Service Day, taking place on Friday, March 28. This year’s project will support the Northside Youth and Senior Services Center, Inc. with painting and landscaping activities.

Service Day is a great opportunity for Cook School students, faculty and staff to unite to support a deserving community organization. Registration begins Feb. 3 at 8 a.m. and closes Feb. 21 at 5 p.m. Please note that attendance is limited to Cook School students (or students who are enrolled in a business course), faculty and staff.

Service Day registration is available, here. If you have any questions about registration, please contact the Service Leadership office: (314) 977-5234 or svclead@slu.edu.

About the 2014 Service Site

The mission of the Northside Youth And Senior Service Center, Inc. is to enhance the quality of life of its clients by serving the basic needs of the elderly, children and families in the St. Louis Metropolitan area by providing; 1) Access to education, counseling and health services; 2) Recreation and social program; 3) Daily nutritional meals.

In 1973, the agency was founded in the historic Ville neighborhood, as Northside Community Center, by Father Bill Hutchison and several local residents. Their purpose was to establish a neighborhood senior center to address the pressing needs of neighborhood seniors living in poverty. Their immediate focus was to address hunger, malnutrition and isolation which led to the premature institutionalization of the elderly. Father Bill began his mission to serve the elderly by providing daily lunchtime meal delivery to the homes of the disabled and securing the use of building space for neighbor seniors to gather daily for a nutritious lunch, recreation and social activities. These activities were later formalized as the Meals on Wheels and Congregate Meals programs and were funded through a small grant from the Mayor’s Office for Senior Citizens.

In 2012, Northside Community Center, Inc., formally changed its name to Northside Youth And Senior Service Center, Inc. With the separation of its housing program and the sharper focus on youth and senior programming, the name change was meant to provide a clearer description of the type of service it provides and the people it serves.

For more information about the organization, please visit the Northside Youth and Senior Center, Inc., website.

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