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Your headquarters for service learning at St. Bonaventure is The Franciscan Center for Social Concern.

The center welcomes all members of the university community who have a yearning for justice and peace, respect for life, and a deep reverence for creation. 

The journey begins with serving others, but also includes reflecting on that experience in the light of faith, integrating it with our studies, and becoming agents for positive change in the Catholic-Franciscan tradition. 
We believe that such a journey will change lives, transform our campus, and create a better world.

What does the FCSC do?

  • Direct Service:
    We aid members of the local community who are in need or who suffer from some form
     of injustice, and join in regional efforts to address social and environmental concerns;

  • Education:
    We help foster a consciousness that focuses on the human and spiritual needs of all people, that evokes compassion for those in need, and that instills in people a greater sense of responsibility and an urgency to right wrongs;

  • Advocacy:
    We help bring about structural changes that lead to a more just society and church, we stand with those struggling to reclaim their dignity or rights, and we take public stands on matters of justice and peace.

  • Social Entrepreneurship:
    We play the role of change agents in the social sector.

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