WORCESTER, Mass. – “Bridges,” a day of service for first-year students at Holy Cross, will take place on Saturday, Oct. 2 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at several Worcester Public Schools. Part of the three-tiered orientation program, first-year students have already participated in both the summer (“Gateways”) and fall orientation programs. “Bridges,” one component of the extended orientation program, will offer first-year students the opportunity to work within the Worcester community by raking, cleaning, and painting at the Worcester Public Schools. The theme of the orientation program this year is “live the mission.” “Bridges” will introduce students to the Jesuit concept, “men and women for others,” by reminding them to make real the words of former Superior General Rev. Pedro Arrupe, S.J. “The ‘Gateways’ summer and fall orientation programs transitioned first-year students into the Holy Cross community,” says Christa Carrick, coordinator of “Bridges” and a member of the Class of 2002 at Holy Cross. “‘Bridges’ will provide first-year students with another opportunity to meet other members of their Class, but more importantly will introduce them to the College’s commitment to service outside the gates of Holy Cross in the greater Worcester community.”
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