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A Jesuit College Preparatory Experience

Day of Service Encourages Freshmen to Live the Mission

Members of the Class of 2022 set out the morning of Monday, April 1, to dozens of volunteer sites across the Chicagoland area for Loyola’s annual Freshman Day of Service. “The purpose of the day is to immerse our freshmen in the mission of Loyola Academy and to remind them of the importance of being women and men for others,” said Campus Minister Mr. Lyle Baier, who organized the day. 
“By living out this call, our freshmen recognize their ability to impact their neighbors,” he continued. “Most importantly, these experiences change the way they see themselves and others.”   
 
Throughout the day, freshman Ramblers performed volunteer tasks that included everything from playing ping pong and line dancing with elderly residents to packing food and preparing lunch at food pantries.
 
Freshman Hannah Sachs was on location at Chicago Lawn Childcare where she helped teachers in preschool classrooms. “I learned that all of the families at this facility were below the poverty line and the kids use this preschool as a safe space to learn and have fun,” she said. “I really loved this experience because I realized that these kids who live far away, have different role models and have different opportunities are in fact very similar to me when I was that age. This helped me expand my perspective and broaden my viewpoint on our neighborhoods.”
 
Seichi Shinozaki ’22 spent the day at the Museum of Science and Industry chaperoning a field trip for students from St. Mary of the Lake School. Reflecting on his experience, he said, “It made me feel connected with the students and think back to a time when I used to be the student that had to be chaperoned!” 
 
A complete listing of service sites for Loyola Academy’s 2019 Freshman Day of Service is below. Special thanks to Adriana Kelly from Catholic Charities who helped set secure several of the service sites:

Accolade Adult Day Care, 112 S. Humphrey, Oak Park, IL
Bishop Conway Supportive Living Residence, 1900 N. Karlov, Chicago, Illinois 60639
Bishop Goedert, 53 Tripp Ave. Hines, Il 60141 Bldg. 53
Catholic Charities North, 1717 Rand Road Des Plaines, IL 60016
Chicago Lawn, 3001 W. 59th, Chicago Il 60629
Cordi-Marian Child Development Center, 1100 S. May Street, Chicago, Il 60607
Cornerstone, 4628 N. Clifton Chicago, IL 60640
Donald Kent Residence, 100 S. Wolf Road, Northlake, Illinois 60164
Frances Manor, 1270 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016
Hyde Park Elementary School, 1525 Hyde Park Avenue Waukegan, IL 60085
Maternity BVM School, 1537 N. Lawndale Ave.  Chicago, IL 60651
Matthew Manor/Ozanam Village, 271 N. Albany Chicago, Illinois 60612
Mission of Our Lady of the Angels, 3814 W. Iowa, Chicago, IL
Most Blessed Trinity School, 510 Grand Ave, Waukegan, IL  60085
Our Lady of Tepeyac, 2414 S. Albany, Chicago, IL 60623
Pacific Garden Mission, 1458 S. Canal Street, Chicago, IL
SFNP Warehouse, 1965 W. Pershing Road, Chicago IL 60609
St. Columbanus Food Pantry, 331 E 71st St, Chicago, IL 60619
St. James Wabash Food Pantry, 2907 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60616
St. Joseph, 4800 S. Paulina, Chicago Il 60609
St. Mary of the Lake Elementary School, 1026 West Buena, Chicago 60613   
St. Matthias School, 4910 N. Claremont Ave, Chicago, IL
St. Sabina, 1210 W 78th Pl, Chicago, IL 60620
St. Thomas of Canterbury Elementary School, 5525 N Magnolia, Chicago, Il 60640
St. Vincent DePaul (Diaper Depot), 168 Peterson Road, Libertyville, IL 60048
St. Vincent DePaul/North Center Senior Community, 4040 N. Oakley Ave., Chicago, IL
Su Casa Catholic Worker, 5045 S Laflin St, Chicago, IL 
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