Outreach Programs

Through La Salle’s wide variety of outreach programs, Explorers have the opportunity to serve individuals and communities in need. By participating in health and wellness, nutritional, and environmental awareness events, among others, students gain invaluable first-hand experience working with people from diverse backgrounds.

About: AIDS Outreach visits Calcutta House residents living with HIV; engages in therapeutic social activities; and sponsors on-campus educational programs.

Mission Statement: The mission of AIDS Outreach is to serve the community by working through F.O.C.U.S. and in conjunction with Calcutta House. Three times a week, La Salle volunteers visit the residents of Calcutta House, strengthening their relationships with the residents through various social activities. Through AIDS Outreach, La Salle students can gain a better understanding of the effects of HIV/AIDS by forming relationships with the Calcutta House residents. AIDS Outreach works to promote a better understanding and to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS within our campus community.

As a program we try to provide recreational activities in and around Philadelphia through our Buddy Programs.  Through our activities we try to form deeper relationships between volunteers and the residents.

Contact: aidsoutreach@gmail.com

About: Circle K is an international organization that works to meet the needs of local communities through a wide variety of service activities that sometimes go beyond our University-based programs.

Mission Statement: Circle K International is composed of college and university students who are responsible citizens and leaders with a lifelong commitment to community service worldwide. Circle K inspires people to better our world. Its motto, the same as Kiwanis International’s, is “We Build”. Circle K provides constructive opportunities for students to become involved on their campuses and communities through service work to others in need. Circle K members have the chance to work with fellow students, children in the community, and other adults in need of special programs.

As a program we try to provide recreational activities in and around Philadelphia through our Buddy Programs.  Through our activities we try to form deeper relationships between volunteers and the residents.

Contact: lasallecirclek@gmail.com

About: CECO pragmatizes the LaSallian values of service, increase environmental and nutritional awareness and education, and foster a connection with our neighborhood through an organically and sustainably grown and harvested community garden.

Contact: environmentalcommunityofolney@gmail.com

About: Neighbor to Neighbor performs light work projects for neighbors who are elderly and/or handicapped. They perform service projects each Saturday from 10am-2pm.

Mission Statement: Neighbor to Neighbor is a community service group at La Salle University dedicated to establishing and maintaining positive relationships within GLOW (Germantown, Logan, Olney, and Wister) area. We work specifically with the elderly and handicapped doing small work projects like basement and yard clean ups, painting, and other small home projects.

Contact: N2neighbor@gmail.com

About: Pheed Philadelphia is a soup kitchen program that serves food to people at St. Francis Soup Kitchen, the Face-to-Face program at St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Blessed Sarnelli Community, and Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission.

Mission Statement: La Salle students will work towards fighting hunger in the Philadelphia area through active involvement in local soup kitchens, dining halls, and on-campus awareness programs, advocating for the elimination of hunger and poverty.

Contact: pheedphiladelphia@gmail.com

About: REACHE is a program which assists developmentally delayed individuals with group recreational activities and competitions, with partners like Special Olympics.

Mission Statement: REACHE is a student organization at La Salle University that strives to promote acceptance, unity, and respect for people with exceptionalities. Through partnerships with Special Olympics, Spread the Word to End the Word, Autism Awareness, and La Salle University, we hope to enable others in fostering equality and realizing the potential in all people.

Advisor : Sean Hutchinson, hutchinsons1@lasalle.edu