Service Leadership Program: Service Day 2014
Ninth Annual Service Day
Service is Our Business
The John Cook School of Business and Service Leadership Program invite you to join us for the 2014 Service Day 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 is Full for Service Day 2014
If you have any questions about registration, please contact the Service Leadership office: (314) 977-5234 or email@example.com.
Service Day Schedule
Service Day participants are to meet in John and Lucy Cook Hall in the Shanahan Atrium to check-in at Noon (12:00 pm). All volunteers are required to take group transportation arranged by Service Leadership to and from the service site.
Lunch will be provided and the project is expected to be completed by 5 p.m.
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.
About the SLU Service Leadership Program
The Service Leadership Program provides undergraduate business students in the John Cook School of Business the opportunity to develop and hone their leadership skills while serving the St. Louis community.
By volunteering at service sites throughout the community, students practice critical thinking, decision making, effective communication and team building. As students develop these practical and essential skills they flourish as future business leaders.
To learn more and to join the Service Leadership Program, please visit the Service Leadership Program web page.