August 24, 2023

Day division service group

The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law (Catholic Law) concluded its orientation program for the incoming classes of 2026 and 2027, on Friday, August 18, by hosting its annual Community Service Day. Incoming students, joined by Catholic Law staff, engaged the local Brookland community in an act of service and fellowship.

service workEmphasizing the importance that service has in the life of a legal practitioner, Community Service Day, a long standing tradition during Catholic Law’s orientation program, introduces students to the law school and neighboring Brookland communities, additionally giving them opportunities to meet and form a tight-knit support group among themselves.

Split into three groups, students ventured into the Brookland neighborhood adjacent to Catholic Law, volunteering either at the Capital Area Food Bank, where they helped along an assembly line packing boxes with food for the needy; at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, where they harvested potatoes; or at Saint Anthony Catholic School, where they cleaned classrooms, assembled furniture, and completed various other tasks to help the school prepare for students.

Evening program serviceStudents entering Catholic Law’s evening program participated in a nighttime portion of Community Service Day, writing thank you cards to donors of the Ronald McDonald House and assembling toiletry kits for families who stay there.

Click here to view photos from the day on Catholic Law's Facebook page.