NEW ROCHELLE, NY - Iona College hosted its annual Iona in Mission: Get Moving!
Program in late June with 26 incoming freshmen. The newest Iona students learned about the College’s rich history, including its founding by and relationship with the Chrisitian Brothers, in addition to participating in several service-learning activities.
On the first day, students spent the afternoon at Iona’s Montgomery House, where they prepared sandwiches and sorted clothes and toiletries that would be used later that evening for a Midnight Run in New York City.
The following day, the students broke up into two groups, one visiting the Wartburg Senior Center and the other helping to beautify the New Rochelle Boys and Girls Club and lend a helping hand at the children’s playground across from the facility.
The students were also given a tour of their soon-to-be new community: New Rochelle. They also attended a program called Service and Advocacy: Standing with our Neighbors in New Rochelle
at the New Rochelle Public Library. Speakers included Nate Adams
, operations director, Boys and Girls Club of New Rochelle; Tom Geoffino
, director, New Rochelle Public Library; Michael Hull
, New Rochelle Anti-Racism Task Force; and Carole Troum
, Hope Community Services.
Get Moving! is co-sponsored by the Office of Mission and Ministry, the Office of Off-Campus Housing, the Office of Residential Life and the Office of Student Development. For more information, see www.iona.edu/getmoving