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This volume chronicles the history of service and volunteer efforts through personal recollections, newspaper accounts, personal letters, documents and 26 pages of photos that capture Sacred Heart University's commitment to community service. Answering the Call includes chapters on the early years, the El Salvador connection, the 30,000 Hours project, the start of service-learning programs, and current service initiatives in Bridgeport. The book illustrates the University's preferential treatment for the poor and captures its passionate commitment to community service



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Sacred Heart University Press


Fairfield CT


Service Learning, Voluntarism


Civic and Community Engagement | Community-Based Learning | Higher Education Administration | Missions and World Christianity | Service Learning

Answering the Call: The Story of Community Service and Volunteerism at Sacred Heart University



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