"If you want peace, work for justice." — Pope Paul VI
An institution and university community devoted to serving others and working for social justice, Fordham offers unique opportunities to engage in meaningful, reflective, and rewarding outreach with fellow alumni in the New York City area, across the country, and abroad.
Outreach Opportunities in Your Community
Alumni in the New York area can take part in a number of one-day outreach opportunities at local food pantries, soup kitchens, and community gardens; the monthly Saturday Service program hosts regular projects for alumni and friends. Projects are organized by members of the Young Alumni Committee's Social Justice group.
- St. Paul the Apostle Food Pantry and Rooftop Garden
- Xavier Mission Food Pantry
- American Cancer Society
- Habitat for Humanity
- NY Cares
Alumni Global Outreach
Serve and Explore
Fordham's Global Outreach "GO!" service immersion program has received numerous commendations and grown extensively since the first undergraduate projects in the 1970s to now host more than 30 projects around the globe. For all who have taken part in a GO! project, the experience remains formative, rewarding, and an important part of their Fordham experience.
Be part of an Alumni Global Outreach team, the adaptation of the GO! for Fordham graduates.
The Office of Alumni Relations annually coordinates Alumni Global Outreach projects in consultation with the Young Alumni Committee's Social Justice group and the Global Outreach Office. Projects may be international or domestic and typically take place during the summer. Admission to Alumni GO! projects is granted on a first-come, first-serve basis upon the receipt of a completed application and deposit. Once the team is assembled, participants become acquainted remotely and begin their individual fundraising efforts and project preparation.
Faith on Tap
God in Everyday Life
Modeled after the popular "Theology on Tap" series, Faith on Tap allows alumni to engage in conversation on faith in everyday life. Conversations are led by members of Fordham's renowned Theology Department and have included such topics as "Evolution: Darwin and the God of Love" and "Sexuality and the Church".
Faith at Fordham
There are a variety of other ways to connect spiritually with Fordham and
your fellow alumni—whether through an alumni retreat, faith-based event, or attending a campus liturgy or event.
For more information on Alumni CLC, and faith
groups that follow the model of St. Ignatius' Spiritual Exercises,
contact the Curran Center for American Catholic Studies or the Jesuit Collaborative.