Fordham University student volunteers, clubs, dorm communities, and athletic teams will host a Community Earth Day Celebration for Bronx area children and their family members on Saturday, April 22, 2023, between the hours of 01:00* and 03:00 p.m. on Edwards Parade at the Rose Hill Campus.
With the help of the reading literacy organization Strivehigher, more than 100 community children and family members are registered for the event. More than 80 Fordham students have volunteered individually, in addition to the various campus organizations and five athletic teams that are participating.
The Community Earth Day Celebration and is a celebration of the Earth and wellness and will include physical activities, personal care, art and journaling, science experiments, healthy snacks, and lots of fun.
Fordham’s Pedro Arrupe Volunteers organized the event as part of Ignatian Week. There are two main components of the Pedro Arrupe Volunteers program- direct service and engagement with our neighbors and community partners and educating for a faith that does justice through our Common Grounds Conversations speaker series exploring the impact of CoViD-19 on marginalized populations, racism, humane migration, mass incarceration, access inequality and environmental justice issues.
* The event may start an hour earlier if the forecast continues to show afternoon rain on Saturday. We will notify you by e-mail if it changes.