Service Initiatives

Looking for more opportunities to make a difference?


Hand in Hand is an organization that hosts a festival that invites the entire Saint Joseph’s University community, high school students and individuals with special needs within Philadelphia and the surrounding area. This annual festival is the largest event hosted by Saint Joseph’s students with nearly 2000 participants each year. Aside from the annual event, the organization strives to create awareness through educational components and service opportunities.

For more information about Hand-in-Hand, please email us.


Global Community Day
Saint Joseph’s University launched its first National Community Day in May 2008, uniting alumni with current students at service locations nationwide and now across the world. This as a great opportunity for Hawks to continue to live out the Jesuit ideal of being men and women with and for others.

For more information about Global Community Day, please email us.


Alumni Appalachia
Saint Joseph’s University students are well-received in many parts of the Appalachian region. They have become known and respected for their service and friendship with communities in Kentucky and West Virginia. In 1997 their example of putting the Ignatian ideals into action in Eastern Kentucky compelled four SJU staff to propose a service trip for a week of building and repairing low-income housing with Habitat for Humanity.

For more information about Alumni Appalachia, please email us.